Category Archives: change

Not New Content– But..

Perhaps a clue as to how to be content… http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/03/20/520803361/is-happiness-a-universal-human-right

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Two Days of Terror, Seventy Years of Hope

This is the time of year when I tend to meditate on two dates: August 6, and August 9, 1945. ¬†August 6 represents the beginning of the age of atomic warfare– the day that a plutonium bomb was dropped on … Continue reading

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Agency and Behavioral Health

Pretty dry sounding title, right? Well, sometimes things are just like that. But let me just make a short explanation. In this case, agency refers to the idea that a person is, or can be, an agent in life. An … Continue reading

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Your Self-Concept Is Out of Date

For those of you who follow this blog, bless you. I have been quite busy, but have a backlog of topics that I hope to discuss. One really interesting one is a somewhat technical article on the difference between grief, … Continue reading

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Teach Someone to Fish…

You may remember the allegedly Chinese proverb: (photo source; Wikipedia) “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” As someone with a background in … Continue reading

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There’s No such Thing as “Self-Sabotage”

A quick look around the web will find a plethora of articles, blog posts and helpful tips all about self-sabotage, but I want to suggest that there really is no such thing. This is a new idea for me, and … Continue reading

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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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