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...

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...