On being human...

April 4, 2021
On Using "Should Statements"......

After years of working with many of the same clients, they have come to understand the word should in what I can only describe as akin to a swear word, often covering their mouth after they say it, looking at me with that deer-in-the-headlight look, followed by "sorry!" Or, they preface it with, "I know […]

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February 22, 2021
On trusting...

A friend of mine recently exchanged funds to purchase a vacation rental she found at a superb discount on Craigslist. She thought it may be too good to be true, and felt skeptical about the advertisement. However, her desire to find a reasonably priced rental may have affected her judgement, and against her own better […]

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January 13, 2021
On Emotions as a Function...

Emotions actually are information.  Think of emotions as an extension of your 5 senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch). Your 5 senses are your nervous system's communication between your environment (which includes the environment on the outside of your skin AND the environment on the inside of your skin) and your brain.  It's data.  […]

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January 8, 2021
...Being Human

I find myself often saying to my clients, "It's hard being human." This is typically during a therapy session where my client is describing to me an experience of acute distress over an aspect of their life. The client's narration about their distress is the client's attempt to not only express their distress, but to […]

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