Putting the puzzle pieces of myself together

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Ever play the word association game? I say a word, you respond with the first word that comes to mind? It’s a pop psychology experiment born from the days of analysts who examined the ways in which people think and dream, seeking patterns and underlying motives. An analyst attempting to follow my thought processes would […]

Agony is optional: how to stop resisting change

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I spend a lot of time with folks who see their lives as endlessly confusing and overwhelming. I offer them the Keep It Simple System (K.I.S.S.). It’s long been the most sensible approach I’ve found to living and it has infinite applications. My favorite K.I.S.S. strategy is to take whatever I’m unhappy/distressed/F’ed up about and […]

A look inside email and text therapy

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It’s funny that no matter how much I grow; I catch myself resisting things simply because they’re new to me.  I’m determined not to get old before my time, which means I need to keep trying new things. For years I resisted most forms of therapy and counseling that are offered online…which in retrospect was […]

Holding bake sales to save lives

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Our friends at Health Equity Alliance (H.E.A.L.) have started a pretty fantastic fundraiser that makes me proud to be affiliated with them and discouraged with the world I live in. H.E.A.L. is raising funds to purchase Naloxone, a medication that has exactly one use: to bring a person back from the certain death of a […]