Category Archives: Choices

Taking a Chance on Change

Change. It seems like it should be so easy. Things are this way. I want them to be that way. I’ll simply do it differently. If only it worked like that all of the time. But too often it doesn’t. … Continue reading

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What’s Good for the Goose…

A friend shared the following article by Emma Gray (via The Huffington Post) titled 23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing with me. She loved the article, as do I. Her most interesting comment was that she thought this advice applied to … Continue reading

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We Build Our Own Walls…

One of the most amazing things about being a therapist is the chance to see so many dynamics at play from an outside perspective. That perspective is significant because when we look at things from inside of the dynamic, as … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and Different Perspectives.

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I discuss how the movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” demonstrates how different people have different perspectives on the same situation and how that impacts their experiences. If you … Continue reading

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What Doesn’t Kill Us…

Philosopher Friedrich Nietczsche said, “whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” That isn’t always the most comforting saying when we are going through something difficult. And while it may not always be true, there evidence that facing challenges can improve … Continue reading

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Doing It When You Don’t Want To…

I enjoy writing this blog. Well, most weeks. I love to think about things that happen in therapy and in life. I love to draw connections between them. I love to see how perspectives on a situation change if you … Continue reading

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Letting Others Do The Talking…

There are so many great messages and images floating around on the internet that I thought I’d take this chance to let some of them do the talking.  Here are some thoughts to ponder…             … Continue reading

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