I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of supportive people online since starting a business. One Southern-California woman with whom I connected, Lany Sullivan, has made it her mission to support and uplift others. She started a website and a community focused on helping other female entrepreneurs. I was completely surprised the other day to see that Lany, and a warm and energetic writer on her site, Krithika Rangarajan, had decided to write a feature on me: Abigail Burd: Blissfully Bestowing Ladles of Love and Cups of Comfort • Reach, Connect, Uplift Women. Krithika opens:
“Mama never forgets her birds,
Though in another tree—
She looks down just as often
And just as tenderly
We doubt Emily Dickinson was thinking about Abigail Burd while penning this gentle poem! But Abigail – fondly referred to as Mama Bird – exemplifies the uplifting spirit of these lines. Blessed with a contented and compassionate disposition, Mama Bird takes delight in caring for her family, friends and clients.
Abigail is a psychotherapist who has spent more than fifteen years in the mental health and substance abuse fields. She holds her Master of Social Work from San Diego State and has a license to practice in the state of California as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Ms. Burd has contributed to premier psychiatric organizations, including UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul and Community Research Foundation, since 1998. This empathetic woman considers it her privilege to be welcomed into the lives of her patients, and finds it rewarding to help them heal.
Abigail is blessed with two gorgeous girls who keep her happy, healthy and hopping!…”
Click through to their site to read the rest. Again, I was totally surprised they took the time to research a therapist like me. Thanks again, ladies. A big hug from San Diego!
Read this as soon as it landed in my inbox, but got to the commenting only now (mom duties).
That’s great news, dear Abby! I have to disagree with you on one thing, though. Namely you mentioning that you were “totally surprised” two times! And that last sentence I don’t like at all! :D
“Took time to research a therapist like me”? What are you talking about? We *should* feature therapists like you, as we need more of them!
For the record, the only thing I can imagine myself being surprised about here is that you didn’t get featured earlier! ;)