‘In My Life’ Articles

Stuff about me, me, me! And probably my wife and kid. Gaze into the aetheric terrarium.

Moving Toward Gold After the Finish Line

Moving Toward Gold After the Finish Line

“True balance—dynamic, powerful balance—is sustained by determined and diligent effort to elevate the quality of our lives no matter where our time is being spent.” – Pr. Dana Arakawa, MAPP  For the last 13 months I’ve stepped on the same scale every week, at least once. Last Monday was the first time that I was [Continue]

The Stones of Miles

The Stones of Miles

  “Direction is more important than speed. We are so busy looking at our speedometers that we forget the milestone.” -Anonymous I do a lot of work with milestones in therapy. They’re great conceptually because they’re heavy, concrete objects to which we can tie all sorts of life experience. Even ephemeral changes in thinking or [Continue]

The Fat Guy’s Guide to Health: Volume One*

The Fat Guy’s Guide to Health: Volume One*

  “Ya gotta love wat’cha eat!” -Andi, My Weight Watchers Leader I’ve been contacted by a kind and encouraging number of you who’ve said things that fall into two main categories: 1) “You’re an inspiration to me!” 2) “Alright, buddy. Make with the recipes already.” To those of you in category one, I say, “Thank [Continue]

Releasing Yourself from Your Stuff

Releasing Yourself from Your Stuff

  Books, DVDs, Magazines, Comic Books, Kinck-nacks, Tchotchkys, dust-catchers, #@%# clutter everywhere and why can’t I find a single flat surface to put down this coffee mug?! Does this sound like something that runs through your brain when entering your “office,” “den” or your whole house? Don’t worry; you are simply part of the “great [Continue]

Harder the Second Time

Harder the Second Time

“‘Cause I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight.  It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either.” -Rocky Balboa, Rocky  It’s 4:45AM; the swish-swish of snow pants awakens the sleeping cat, curled into a warm circle of fur. Jealousy rises, but the running shoes go on. It’s 5AM. [Continue]

A Small Death; A Global Voice

A Small Death; A Global Voice

  “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” -Thomas Campbell Back in April, as a way to put my small, small words behind a project (and a Kickstarter) that I dearly believe in, I interviewed Jessica Vale about her time in Liberia working on the documentary Small Small Thing, which [Continue]

Wordless

Wordless

  “…” That’s “silence” in writing. It is often the catchphrase of a mute protagonist in Japanese-style Role Playing Games. It’s great in the game because you can fill in the blank with your own persona. It can be a powerful challenge in therapy. Silence can be the space that your patient is finally offered [Continue]

Top Five Things That DIDN’T Happen in 2012

Top Five Things That DIDN’T Happen in 2012

“Even if we dodge the bullet this time, there’s another in the chamber just waiting.” -Neil Wallace, Economist Welcome to 2013. The internet is chock-full of “Best of” lists of things that happened in 2012, and that’s awesome. This year I decided to go the opposite direction because sometimes it’s equally powerful to be mindful [Continue]

The Family Marathon

The Family Marathon

  “Playing your requests from now until 6pm Christmas Day. This is WPRB in Princeton.” -Jon Solomon “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives.” Maybe you remember Clarence from It’s a Wonderful Life stating the movie’s theme pretty heavy handedly, maybe you don’t. Either way, the touch of a life is [Continue]

Princess Ah-ah and the Family Fable

Princess Ah-ah and the Family Fable

    “I imagine very clearly and then attempt to describe what I can see. Sometimes I draw them for my own amusement!” – J.K. Rowling Welcome to a brief article about the value of children’s books. I may share some advice–or more clearly put–some observations–on how to do it, because I stumbled into writing [Continue]

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