I saw you from afar one day The way you stood The way you moved The look you gave The look you had There's Someone Just a little closer then Your laugh Your smile The flicker in your eyes The way you sat The way you thought Closer still The feeling of being next to… Continue reading Poetic Interlude – The Question
This is written in response to current events. Feel free to email me to discuss your thoughts. When is the need to Act more the need to react? The need to make sense A need To control That which we can’t That which doesn’t make Sense And never will We I That one’s story It’s… Continue reading Making Sense?
Here’s something to think about. Today was dedicated as medical care day for yours truly, so I was in a couple of different offices. I decided to get my annual physical on the same way as my dental checkup. (I’m not going to tell you how frequent that is, so don’t ask.) I spent a… Continue reading A Tale of Two Doctors’ Offices
I’m pretty sure that we live in a generation which is, in many ways, unprecedented. We have more material and access to avenues of growth and self-improvement than ever before in human history. Just type “mental health” or “personal growth” into a search bar, and you’ll find hundreds of options. Want to improve your mood?… Continue reading Between Self-Help and Self-Change
Many people complain about a lack of passion or excitement, when in truth, what they’re lacking is the foundation of trusting friendship. Real excitement in a marriage can’t last unless that foundation of trust and safety exists.
An important part of therapy, one which gives you a sense of actual progress, instead of just a having a place to tread water, is the idea of having a goal.
Ask a good marketer how to get people to buy a product. Inevitably, you'll get to the concept of branding. It's a way of defining yourself, your product or service, and what makes it special. It might entail visual presentation, such as colors or font, maybe a logo or a catchphrase. It's a way of… Continue reading Self-Branding – How We See Ourselves
“It doesn’t matter where I go, what I’m doing. I feel like everyone is just staring at me, judging everything I do. Why should I have to go through that?” I can’t speak on the staring part, but whoever said this has a good point. Everyone is judging. It’s just the way we do things;… Continue reading A Question of Judgement
You know that thing you've been doing for years and years, but can't seem to get rid of it? You know the one, the habit that irritates you, makes you feel just weird, bothers your spouse, and embarrasses your kids? That one. There's a reason these things are so hard to get rid of. Many… Continue reading Why Did I Do That?
“Let me tell you, doc,” Alan rumbles, his deep voice emanating from somewhere down below. “Let me tell you. I’m sixty seven years old.” “That’s true. You most definitely are.” We’d had similar conversations over our time together in sessions. “It’s funny to think about it. I’m sixty seven. I spent my life being afraid… Continue reading Doubt and Discovery – A Conversation With Alan