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Life On the Couch

Brass Balls

Let’s talk about balls, the brass kind. The kind of balls it takes to take your personal issue and make it about them, taking offense to you’re chosen methods or judging your process. Someone I know recently described that experience with a brilliant summary, “It takes some brass balls to do that.” Yes, yes it […]

November, 2017 | 0 Comments

9th Circle of Hell

The Northern California fires of 2017 have been a personal experience with the 9th circle of hell for those involved.  We in California are no stranger to the danger of fires, and being more common than earthquakes – our other famous natural disaster – we are accustomed to dealing with them.  Not this time. This […]

October, 2017 | 0 Comments

Handling Difficult People

Handling difficult people is, well, shitty. You thought I was going to say difficult – surprise! I swear a lot, at least in person. Difficult people trigger stress, which triggers a domino effect of coping mechanisms in our brain and body. Not least of which is the hormone cortisol. It is said that weeks of […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

When Is Enough, Enough?

Setting limits is hard.  It involves a sense of rejection and staking a stand that you deserve better.  That requires some selfishness people are increasingly uncomfortable with.  Our society sends conflicting messages that confuse this issue: traditionally we are to be always respectful, considerate of others but social media and conventional wisdom advises learning more […]

March, 2014 | 0 Comments

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November, 2011 | 0 Comments

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