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Doing vs. Being

Mar 20, 2019

Doing or Being

 

Life has intruded in a big way this past week.  The flurry of things that demanded attention ranged from the serious and sad to the shallow and profane.  A friend who had no real warning went into a coma and died within a week.  She did not have a chance to contemplate her death nor prepare for it in an...


How Adolescents Think

Feb 28, 2019

How Adolescents Think:

Most of us assume that others around us think pretty much the way we do. This simple fact is evidenced by a parent saying to their child “what were you thinking’? This statement implies that you believe that the child follows the same logic as you but for some unexplained but knowable reason...


Self-Esteem and Self-Ownership

Feb 21, 2019

Self Esteem and Self Ownership

I speak to many adults who talk a lot about their “inner child” or “wounded child.” These terms are pretty pervasive in the self -help literature and most people know what they think they mean when they use them.  Some of my professional friends have studied a framework called IFS...


Dealing with Anxiety

Feb 14, 2019

Anxiety and depression are the most commonly diagnosed psychological disorders.  While that statement in and of itself is not earth-shattering the statement that the overwhelming majority of treating professionals do not understand the difference may very well be. On a recent episode of the Psych with Mike podcast Brett...


Life is Not Fair!

Dec 11, 2018

Me…. Family…. Clan…. Tribe…. Nation

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I am me, but I am also us. I am a part of a larger whole, consisting of my community and its values. There are many levels of community and people generally tend to increase the overlapping waves of community in predictable...