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Part 1: The simple, 3 step process by which we willingly abandon bliss.

The simple, 3 step process by which we willingly abandon bliss. Our first impulse, in dealings with others, is to think “they.”  Initially, I was alone. My beliefs guided my actions – my construct of beliefs guided my overall view … Continue reading Part 1: The simple, 3 step process by which we willingly abandon bliss.

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Working with young people in Therapy … or “playing the game”. (Sometime’s Poker, Sometime’s Chess).

If the ultimate (and initial) goal, in therapy, is to initiate a discussion with the client that enables them to better understand and empower themselves … how to accomplish said goal with a young person with “nothing” to say? Psychotherapist’s … Continue reading Working with young people in Therapy … or “playing the game”. (Sometime’s Poker, Sometime’s Chess).

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Venus delights, then forgets; Charon awaits – the river Acheron flows forever … (amor para las amores)

This was just a fun little sonnet I wrote using classical rules (a true Italian Sonnet); it’s a response to a nice little love poem written by a blogger I follow. You can find her love poem here: Souldier Girl … … Continue reading Venus delights, then forgets; Charon awaits – the river Acheron flows forever … (amor para las amores)

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5 Ways to control damage after a conflict in a marriage or other relationship.

1. Offer the offended party space. For many people, and particularly if the offended party is a loved one, the natural inclination will be to pull in closer … to become even more intimate in an attempt to ameliorate the … Continue reading 5 Ways to control damage after a conflict in a marriage or other relationship.

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Using the middle ground, chess, and rational problem solving to resolve disputes, and be happy together.

Even when we do find the solution in one situation, others will arise forever … in waves. They will challenge our will to be rational, and they will antagonize us into using a shortcut solution. Continue reading Using the middle ground, chess, and rational problem solving to resolve disputes, and be happy together.