Tag Archives: recovery

“I Wish I Wasn’t So Good at This”

This is just a quick meditation on recovery– or coping– or whatever name you want to give it. Happy New Year, by the way. For many of us, including folks who don’t necessarily carry a DSM 5 label, life is … Continue reading

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Depression Forever?

Imagine (or recall) yourself as a second grader. It’s a Friday afternoon in May, and the weather is beautiful. After school is out, you will get to play late outside, and you have the whole weekend ahead of you. But … Continue reading

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A therapist is like a cab driver

I’ve been away for quite some time, still trying to be true to my original intent to post only original content that’s new here & not a rehash. I’ve broken the rule a few times when I thought there was … Continue reading

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Self Pity versus Self Mourning

Just a quick thought & a question– what is the difference between feeling sad about something bad in your life, and feeling self-pity? This came up recently in a session, where a client worried about sinking into self-pity. this is … Continue reading

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The Importance of Failure

  If you’ve ever been around inspirational speakers, you may have heard them talking about the fact that many people who become millionaires go through one or more episodes of being broke. They failed, but they didn’t label themselves failures, nor … Continue reading

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House on fire choices

There’s good news, and there’s bad news…. The good news is, we get to choose, no matter what. The bad news is, we have to choose, no matter what.  In a previous post I related the phenomenon of really clear … Continue reading

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Everyone’s in Recovery From Something

I’ve spent most of my professional career working with people who drank too much. Or smoked too much.  Or (fill in the blank) too much. And failed at controlling the behavior. To get it under control usually means not doing … Continue reading

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