DO YOU HAVE A TIC?

Genius is the capacity for productive reaction against one’s training. Bernard Berenson Definition: tic: a small repeated movement of a muscle, especially of the face, that cannot be controlled. Most of us are fortunate that we do not suffer from this malady....

HOW ARE YOU SMART?

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.         Bill Watterson Some of my readers, considering this week’s title, may assume that there was a grammatical error made by the writer.  Did he mean to...

STRINGS OR ROPES? PEBBLES OR ROCKS?

If you carry the bricks from past relationships, you’ll end up building the same house.” Some years ago, I worked with a man who presented issues related to his marriage and substance involvement. In the course of his treatment, the topics moved to his family of...

THREE KINDS OF PEOPLE

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. – Magee When we see a friend, family member, or even a stranger who is struggling with some addiction or other negative and self-defeating behavior, what do we think? And how do we feel? The responses...

The Price of Change

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. Frank Herbert A few days ago, I learned of an important challenge facing one of my clients. The issue involved making a significant decision surrounding employment. She was faced with complex issues and...