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Life On the Couch

Rising From The Ashes

Rising from the ashes is a concept long explored in human history. The Greeks named it the Phoenix, the Egyptians called it Bennu, the Native Americans refer to it as Thunderbird, the Russians call it Firebird, the Chinese call it Fèng Huáng, and the Japanese refer to it as Hō-ō. I am going to use […]

May, 2017 | 1 Comment

Artificial Intelligence

I read an article featuring predictions from futurist Ray Kurzweil, with some astonishing predictions for the future of artificial intelligence (A.I.). Kurzweil is the current director of engineering at Google, so he has some weight when it comes to intelligence. Many of his predictions sound interesting, with the exception of point #4: Dead People Will […]

May, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of Those Days

You know when you have one of the those days – where things get cumulatively more stressful.  Today is one of those days.  The week has been building up to it, frankly.  I’m not up on astrology but I bet this is one of those mercury in retrograde things.  Where everyone seems to be losing […]

May, 2017 | 0 Comments

13 Reasons Why

I haven’t watched this yet but I keep hearing about 13 Reasons Why. It’s gaining loads of critical acclaim and now some warnings as well from the clinical community. The subject matter is difficult since it has to do with many of the taboos and upsets of our culture: suicide, rape, bullying. Difficult topics to […]

April, 2017 | 1 Comment

Breaking the Rules

The current political landscape and world culture has drawn a lot of attention to breaking the rules. As a parent I can’t help but feel it’s crazy-making to bring kids up in the world right now where the rules are a constant moving target.  Ways of doing things both politically and culturally are obsolete before […]

April, 2017 | 0 Comments


#gutstobeagirl. My daughter came up with that while listening to her brother and his friend talk about their athleticism. Both boys are in fact quite athletic and while my daughter is too, she works hard to be heard among the big boys.  You’ve seen it in movies, the younger sibling ignored and marginalized but he […]

March, 2017 | 0 Comments

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