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...

THE TWO H’S

“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” Erma Bombeck The Two H’s 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...

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,...

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...

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....