Category Archives: dealing with change

Your Self-Concept Is Out of Date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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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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SMART New Year’s Resolutions

As we start to look at the traditional season of change (the gyms really do get more full in January), the question arises of what works best for change. Well, there’s a clever little acronym that helps us to remember … Continue reading

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How Many Changes Do You Want to Make?

From NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/magazine/psychotherapys-image-problem-pushes-some-therapists-to-become-brands.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 “Nobody wants to buy therapy anymore,” Truffo told me. “They want to buy a solution to a problem.” This is something Truffo discovered in her own former private practice of 18 years, during which she saw a … Continue reading

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Loneliness

Something just reminded me of a passage from The Serial, A Year in the Life of Marin County, by Cyra McFadden. It was originally published in the Bay Area as, in fact, a serial in the newspaper. It was a comedy of … Continue reading

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I Met the Cossack

In the old days, in the old country, when there was persecution, when there were the pogroms, in a small shtetl there was a rabbi who used to go down to the temple to pray every Friday afternoon. As he … Continue reading

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