My Updated List of "Questions About Your Life"

I am using recent blog posts to highlight that I have been updating various documents I have written over the years. One of these documents that I believe can be very helpful is a list of 21 questions that help a person to write the story of their life prior to adulthood. I often ask my clients in my Atlanta counseling and psychotherapy practice to answer these questions for us to review in session.

I find this list to be helpful because very often it turns out that our current struggles are not just created by things that are happening to us from outside of ourselves. Our reactions, feelings and decisions are often influenced by events and circumstances that took place years ago, during our formative development as children. The ability to trace back some of the key aspects of our personalities to their roots provides an opportunity to recognize why we react as we do and can help free us from the limiting beliefs of the past. It's hard to change a pattern until we recognize it, and this list of questions titled "Your Journey From Birth to Adulthood" can help you do just that.


Bill Herring LCSW, CSAT provides psychotherapy, counseling and coaching for adults in Atlanta.  He is a nationally recognized expert in the field of problematic sexual behaviors and is the 2019 recipient of the Carnes Award presented by the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health.