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Thank God it’s Monday!!
Thank God it’s Monday!! If you are not saying “Thank God It’s Monday!” on your way to work each Monday,…
Here’s Why Your Treatment Outcomes Suck (In Four Simple Words)..
In 2005 I stepped out of residential treatment work because I was shocked. I was as a freshly minted grad…
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and….. MONEY.
There’s a whole lot that does happen in treatment. And there’s a whole lot more that doesn’t. And maybe…
A Smile In Hell
I grew up reading Dante’s Inferno. My mom was a high school English teacher and tutored students at our home,…
The Subject Tonight Is Hope
The subject tonight is Hope And for tomorrow night as well, As a matter of fact I know of…
Learning to Suffer Better
I was a competitive kid growing up. So when I got to the meditation cushion I was going for gold.…
There Are No Detours.
I was leading a group a couple years back at a residential treatment center. It was a mindfulness group and…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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.…