Feelings, Schmeelings

Feelings, Schmeelings

“How does that make you feel?” is a dead giveaway. Therapist-speak. The joke at any party. Yes, it is true. It is not without purpose that we therapists focus on feelings. Not only are they the juice of our internal life but they are the language of connection in an...
Real Food

Real Food

“It’s great to see you. How have you been?” “Fine. And you.” “Great!” Silence. That awkward thud of what to say now. How many of those conversations are you about to have this week? With Aunt Susan, Uncle John, Cousin Bob and even your mother or sister. Or, here’s...
House Afire

House Afire

I admit I am not the best cook. It’s a skill I never mastered. Even if I follow a recipe exactly, it never looks like the picture nor tastes as the superior adjectives in the description tells me it should. Then, there is the bonus of the smoke alarm. I can’t make...
Emotional Literacy

Emotional Literacy

Those of you that are familiar at all with my work know that I am committed to the development of emotional literacy in my patients. My secret-not-so-secret mission is to help every person that walks into my office leave me with greater access, vocabulary and maneuver...
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