Category Archives: A Word About

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A Word about Grumpy Old People

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A Word about Grumpy Old People “Hi, I’m Harold, and I’m a grumpy old man!” “Hi, Harold.” This is the opening of my GOPA meeting–“Grumpy Old People Anonymous.” I don’t know that this organization is real, but it certainly could be!  Of course, it is necessary first to acknowledge that I have this problem and […]

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A Word about Darkness

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A Word about Darkness It has happened to you and to me.  We walk into a dark house or a dark room.  As we are fumbling for the light switch, we see something out of the corner of our eye–something that moves or at least appears to move.  We are startled.  Our heart rate increases […]

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A Word about Fatherhood

A Word about Fatherhood It’s true, Father’s Day can be a real “mixed bag” of memories, emotions and thoughts.  This one day means a lot of different things to a lot of people. Sometimes the memories are warm, inspiring and filled with gratitude. Sometimes they are painful.  Sometimes, extremely painful. For those of us who […]

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A Word about “The Man Upstairs”

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A Word about “The Man Upstairs” His name is Bunzo Takamatsu, Dr. Takamatsu, that is.  He is a practitioner of oriental medicine and acupuncture.  He occupies the office directly above mine in the Preston Place building, so he is quite literally, “the man upstairs.” Bunzo has practiced his trade for many years.  He is the […]

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A Word about Vulnerability

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A Word about Vulnerability I have said it many times, and it bears repeating:  Without emotional safety, there can be no true and lasting connection between two people! That is why, in couples counseling, we help people learn how to be “safe” people and how to help their partner feel safe in their relationship. We […]

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A Word about The Twilight Zone

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A Word about The Twilight Zone The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy, science fiction, suspense, horror, and psychological thriller, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a lesson. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy. The original series, shot […]

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A Word about Violins

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A Word about Violins George W. Bailey was a dear friend of mine for many years.  For decades, he was an evangelist who travelled the world preaching the message of Christianity–the Good New. Many remember George for his sermons and his ability to quote scripture, but I remember him best because of the following poem […]

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A Word about Attire

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A Word about Attire  

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A Word from Helen and Harville

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A Word from Helen and Harville They are two of my favorite people and two of the most influential in my career as a counselor:  Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt and Dr. Harville Hendrix (Please click photo for a special message.) They are responsible for the development of Safe Conversations a workshop that helps all people […]

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A Word about Weed

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A Word about Weed In my role as a professional counselor, I have followed the research and the increasing popularity of marijuana use for many years.  Needless to say, the opinions and biases regarding this topic vary widely.  However, the findings reported in the scientific, peer-reviewed studies are relatively consistent.  Imprimis is the free monthly […]

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