THINKING ABOUT WHAT MATTERS

 UNUSUAL–A SUGGESTED TOPIC OF THE WEEK FROM WORD PRESS.  All the religions, all philosophies, all sages, and  most scientists preach and teach that the good life is the loving life. If we practiced what is so universally preached, peace would be usual, but it is not.  I have always loved this poem by Edwin Markham: …

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THERAPY THOUGHTS

DON’T TRUST YOUR GUT Because of my learning disability when following my gut  I have been wrong just as often as I have been right.  So I was happy to read this review of two books suggesting that gut reactions are not always helpful. Bookmarks. As a mental health professional I most worried when parents …

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Therapy Thoughts

HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONELY,  TIRED OR REALLY DEPRESSED I always know when I am getting down in the dumps, I might be  getting sick. I also know chocolate helps, forgiveness, connecting and  sleeping also help lift me up.  AA has known this for years, now the scientists are catching up.  Thank you Wray Herbert, Ifriend for …

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Therapy Thoughts

Emotional Fitness Training teaches the importance of stopping to think before acting, particularly when strong emotions suggest the need for immediate action.   In times of danger we are programmed to feel, act and, only if we survive, think.   Moreover, we often are told to follow our gut, our heart, our instincts when deciding …

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