Dr. John V. Farrar
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MODELS OF HONOR

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”
— Socrates

Today’s message will flow from three seemingly unrelated incidents in your author’s recent (and distant) past.

Nine years after building our current home, we began experiencing some problems with our…

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THE RUBBERBAND

All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.” —Jim Rohn My son wears a rubberband on his wrist. Daily. Why? Because his grandfather wore one. Years ago, my father-in-law, Fred...

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The Times of my Life

Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks. The Times of My Life Who is Paul Anka? My guess is that I’ve stumped my “under age 40 or 50” readers while my generational peer group may be wondering why I evoked a name from their musical past.  For...

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THE MISSING PIECE

The problem is that we always look for the missing piece of the puzzle instead of finding a place for the one in our hand. Radoi In the course of training future counselors, I would often caution those grad students about the importance of information gathering. All...

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The Times of my Life

Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks. The Times of Your Life Who is Paul Anka? My guess is that I’ve stumped my “under age 40 or 50” readers while my generational peer group may be wondering why I evoked a name from their musical past. For...

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THE UNIVERSAL ANTIDOTE

The art of living is a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. Havelock Ellis I recently had the opportunity to visit with a friend who had lost his wife two years ago. His was a long and rewarding marriage that ended sooner than he had ever imagined. Like most...

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BACK TO THE BURNING BARN?

If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done. Back to the Burning Barn? I was recently asked to review a book written by one of my former students, Tanya Bankston. Her compelling tale is one of personal change and...

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THE TWO H’S

“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.”
— Erma Bombeck

Imagine that you were visiting a comedy club, or were watching a standup comedian on TV. Their set appeared to be going well, with the audience laughing at every story or nuance. Then, suddenly, a joke…

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WHO ARE THE EDUCATED ONES?

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle As most of my readers know, the opening and closing quotes in my newsletters amplify or comment upon the main body’s content without being the subject of the missive,...

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AN AMAZING TALENT

Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self. Dean Jackson A Most Engaging Talent As a professional counselor, I’ve spent much of my life listening. If a caricaturist at a carnival were asked to draw counselors, the artist...

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The Folly of Regret

I recently had the opportunity to assist a recent college graduate with her career planning. Let’s call her Mac. This outstanding young woman is deciding between two career paths: law or counseling. Both professions will require graduate school study and preparation....

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Thoughts. Behaviors. Feelings. These are the three pillars of the Farrars' approach to counseling. As a cognitive counselor, Dr. John believes our behaviors and feelings stem from our thoughts.

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Dr. John & Anita treat both adults and adolescents on topics including chemical dependency, couples and family counseling, as well as employment-related problems and issues, with emphasis on not having to use recreational or prescribed substances.

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Dump the Neanderthal, Choose Your Prime Mate

Dr. John draws upon years of experience and his work with over 300 women to identify six reasons why women choose dysfunctional and under-achieving partners.

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Dr. John is an enthusiastic and entertaining presenter, able to convey his cognitively-oriented messages to audiences with a clear and entertaining style.

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