I’m pretty sure we’ve all seen articles that dance around the idea of “Why You Should Find a Therapist” or “How Therapy Can Help”. It’s true, many people can benefit from therapy, and many people should find a good therapist. The reasons people have for not going that route don’t get as much attention, though,… Continue reading Reasons Not to Go Back to Therapy
A Tale of Two Doctors’ Offices
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
Between Self-Help and Self-Change
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
Friendship and Excitement in Marriage
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.
Goals in Therapy
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.
Self-Branding – How We See Ourselves
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
Why Did I Do That?
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?
Doubt and Discovery – A Conversation With Alan
“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