‘Living and Psychology’ Articles

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Ecotherapy: The New, Ancient Path to Wellness in Wilderness

Ecotherapy: The New, Ancient Path to Wellness in Wilderness

    This should be “… of enormous interest for everyone concerned with the future of our species – environmentalists and legislators, industrialists and educators, you and me. Its message should become part of Western thought.” – Jane Goodal, Anthropologist, On the subject of Ecopsychology   Let’s imagine ourselves smelling the sweet loam of a [Continue]

Game of Thrones in Family Therapy

Game of Thrones in Family Therapy

  “Game of Thrones makes me happy I’m not that close with my family.” – Anonymous (for obvious reasons)   Winter is here, Game of Thrones fans, and with that stress the great families of Westeros face change and face each other. With the intrigue, incest, murder and betrayal—and also the honor, loyalty sacrifice and [Continue]

Our Wolf’s Bounty

Our Wolf’s Bounty

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart   Be positive. It’s on bumper stickers, T-shirts, posters and on television. As such, [Continue]

Six Word Summit

Six Word Summit

“I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through – then follow through.” – Edward Rickenbacker, WWI American Fighter Ace and Medal of Honor recipient.   We’ve extoled the virtues of Six Word Stories as a way to memorialize, reflect upon and process the powerful moments of life for the last five [Continue]

A Wordless Farewell

A Wordless Farewell

“I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.” – Temple Grandin, Professor with Autism   In Wordless, we discussed ways to do therapy with non-verbal individuals. In Beyond Words we looked toward [Continue]

GotG2: Best Father’s Day Movie in the Galaxy

GotG2: Best Father’s Day Movie in the Galaxy

“Father’s Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, ‘This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.’” – Michael Gurian, Social Philosopher   According to the National Fatherhood Initiative (2017) we have a “Father Crisis” in America that amounts to 24 million children—one out of three—who live without their [Continue]

Sailing Through Stress

Sailing Through Stress

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye, Renowned Stress Researcher Endocrinologist   Stress is like the wind. It is always around us, sometimes heavy, sometimes light. Sometimes we fear it may blow us over. And it can, if we let it. But stress, like wind, can be [Continue]

Keep Failing? You’ve Been Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Keep Failing? You’ve Been Barking Up The Wrong Tree

“Much of what we’ve been told about the qualities that lead to achievement is logical, earnest—and downright wrong.” – Eric Barker, long-time blogger, now author, from his book below A good, ethical counselor knows when to refer. A great counselor knows when to refer someone to Eric Barker. We already checked out his brilliant, science-based [Continue]

You on You for You

You on You for You

“We are the stories we tell.” – Carolyn Heilbrun, Author   I’ve been honored to come along-side those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder since writing Wordless back in 2013. As with most therapeutic relationships, my clients may have taught me more about myself than I’ve taught them about adaptive living. We read about my empathy [Continue]

C is for Counselor

C is for Counselor

“Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.” – Aeschylus, ancient Greek Tragedian   April is Counseling Awareness Month! As such, I’d thought I’d do an assignment that I often give to my clients—taking their name or their profession and using each letter to describe their [Continue]

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