Monthly Archives: April 2014

At War With Reality (not heavy metal)

While the title may sound provocative, the reality that it is about is ¬†somewhat cerebral. What I’m thinking about is the cognitive distortion known as “should” statements. In cognitive therapy, telling yourself “I shoulda done the other thing,” or I … Continue reading

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Advancing in a Different Direction

Sometimes life seems like a battle– and sometimes it seems like a losing battle, at that. We all have times when we get discouraged. A historical example of a time which¬†may have seemed like a losing battle to a lot … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Always Be Happy…

Long ago, before I ever had an idea to get into my current occupation, I read a folk story in an anthology. It was somewhere around middle school, and the stories were geared at that level– simple and straightforward. I … Continue reading

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