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Learning to Suffer Better

I was a competitive kid growing up. So when I got to the meditation cushion I was going for gold.…
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There Are No Detours.

I was leading a group a couple years back at a residential treatment center. It was a mindfulness group and…
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The 40% Rule

I didn’t want to go run the other evening. It had been a long day, and I’d met with clients…
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Why Stress is Good News!!

Only under stress can we function optimally. Let me clarify, only under the right kinds of stress can we function…
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How Developing a Needs and Feelings Literacy Will Change Your Life!

So, a couple weeks ago the wife of a male client I’m working with, whom I’m also meeting weekly as…
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The Problem with Therapy

“The problem with therapy is that it makes you feel better but it doesn’t change anything.” Let me just start…
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Mindfulness is NOT a Self-Improvement Project

“Mindfulness is NOT a Self-Improvement Project” This is the first thing I write on the whiteboard when I start leading…
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No Such Thing as a True Story

No Such Thing as a True Story I recently attended the Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) conference in Boulder, Colorado.…
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How to Be A Helicopter Parent

Ok. I got called out when I posted some pictures of my daughter learning to ride a bicycle. My sister…
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Therapeutic process as a religious experience?

I want to share three things in this blog post. First is my favorite word in any language or tradition.…
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Thank God it’s Monday!

If you are not saying “Thank God It’s Monday!” on your way to work each Monday, please, do everyone a…
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The Cobbler’s Daughter Has No Shoes

This is the first in what I hope is going to be a long series of Monday morning messages exploring…
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It’s URGENT! This might be the most important thing you’ll ever read.

URGENT!! I’m convinced that our main problem, the biggest trouble that all of us are facing, is that we think…
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N.A.A.P. TIME FOR ADULTS – UNDERSTANDING THE UTILITY OF MINDFULNESS PRACTICE.

When I teach mindfulness in treatment facilities, at the cancer center or 1:1 with coaching clients if find that there…
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THE UTILITY OF REGRET

There is a common adage that many are encouraged to live by – “Live a life without regrets”. Not only…
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