Category Archives: Decisions

Two Therapists Talking: Knowing When You Are Making Good Decisions

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I discuss what we tell clients that come in asking about how to know if you are making the right decisions for you. If you have questions or a … 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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Spinning a Tale…

Here I go again.  Another post centered on a TED Talk.  What can I say?  I’m a huge fan.  If I was young and hip I might say I was a fanboy.  Fortunately I don’t suffer from any illusions that … Continue reading

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Balancing Desire and Reason

I’ve said this before – we don’t seem to like moderation or balance.  I don’t know if it is humans in general or something specific to our society. Whether it is diets or medical treatments or even politics we want … Continue reading

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When Being Nice Really Isn’t

(Note – The following post is written from a heterosexual perspective.  I suspect that at least some of the concepts apply to non-heterosexual couples as well.  However, because I have only dealt with these concepts in heterosexual couples I have … Continue reading

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Who Knew the Number One had a History?

I just finished watching a fascinating documentary.  Yes, I am kind of a documentary geek.  Okay, I’m probably just a geek in general, but you get my point. I love documentaries. This one was about the history of one.  The … Continue reading

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Just Sleep On It…

How many times have you heard some variation of the phrase “I need to sleep on it?”  It turns out that the phrase may be more important that we realize. I saw an incredible documentary about dreams the other day.  … Continue reading

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Taking the Hard Road

The musical group The Fray offers us some pretty good advice in their song All at Once. Their lyrics tells us that “sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.”  Apparently that is not so obvious to … Continue reading

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