Gravy for Parents

Gravy for Parents

The alarm blared at 5 AM. My body, more than my mind, resisted the start of a new day. How I wanted to ignore reality and slip back into my down-covered dreamworld. But the disciplined part of me wouldn’t allow such. Instead, as has become the habit of most folks, the...
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...
Not for the Faint of Heart

Not for the Faint of Heart

I got hit in the gut last night. Don’t you hate that? You are going along having a perfectly fine day, singing that stupid song stuck in your head, when, BAM! Reality decides that now, right god-damned now, is the time to teach (or re-teach) you that lesson. My almost...

Accountability vs. Blame

“Is this the part where we blame the parents?” says one wise-ass patient, always trying – and needing – to predict and control the process. Yes, it is stereotypical and it is true. The tricky but essential part of healing – where we pass it back to no longer carry it...
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