Crisis or Opportunity?

This print hangs in my office. Before talking about what it means, a little background. It was given to me by a trusted adviser and fellow therapist: my Mother. This print hung in my mother’s psychotherapy office for 20 years and when she retired, she gave it to me. It was made for her by a Chinese friend. It says […]

Abstinence or Moderation?

Moderation or Abstinence?

I recently enjoyed Gretchen Rubin’s post on the subject of abstinence vs. moderation. Moderation seems to be the most practical, realistic approach to most things. And I am a very practical and realistic person. However, I often struggle with moderation. One of my favorite children’s books is Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. In the story “Cookies”, Frog and […]

How is the new year going?

We are almost two weeks into the new year. It’s a good time to check-in with yourself. Did you actually write down the goals you have been thinking about? Have you taken any actions toward your goals? Without some accountability from yourself or someone else it is very easy to let the days turn into week and then months without […]