Category Archives: A Word About

A Word about my Grand Reopening

A Word about my Grand Reopening As a result of last Monday’s announcement by Governor Greg Abbott concerning “opening up Texas,” I am pleased and excited to let you know that my counseling office is once again open for business. I understand that some of you will continue to be more cautious.  In that event, I will continue […]

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A Word about “Thank You!”

A Word about “Thank You!” The following is a simple suggestion from  “Marriage Minute” by family researchers and authors  John and Julie Gottman.  They send their “Minutes”  out twice each week, and they are always thought-provoking. (You can sign up to receive these at gottman.com) Replace “Sorry” with “Thank You.” “Sorry for venting.” “Sorry for being […]

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A Word about Masks

A Word about Masks Healthy and satisfying human communication depends upon many factors, verbal and nonverbal.  We listen to peoples’ words and tones of voice.  We also observe body language signals to supplement the words we are hearing. Everyone learns how to read these cues, but therapists are trained to be acutely observant of verbal […]

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A Word about “Thank You!”

A Word about “Thank You!” The following is a simple suggestion from  “Marriage Minute” by family researchers and authors  John and Julie Gottman.  They send their “Minutes”  out twice each week, and they are always thought-provoking. (You can sign up to receive these at gottman.com) Replace “Sorry” with “Thank You.” “Sorry for venting.” “Sorry for being […]

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Word about Tele-Counseling

A Word about Tele-Counseling Everyone today is impacted by COVOD-19, but the impact may be different for each of us. Sadly, many are feeling the medical impact, personally or as a result of family members or friends being infected and/or quarantined. Millions worldwide are feeling the financial impact, not being able to do the jobs […]

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A Word about “Your Learnings”

Editor’s Note:  Last week, I asked you to share some of the things you are learning from our unprecedented medical crisis and its ramifications, namely “social distancing” and “sheltering in place.”  Thank you for your responses, some of which are excerpted below. • I have learned that there is so much good in the world, […]

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A Word About Learning

A Word about Learning Unprecedented!   None of us has ever experienced anything like we are currently going through.  The disruptions to our daily lives are many.  The questions are endless:   Why? How? How much? How long? The readers of these “words” are amazingly perceptive and wise.  Each of you knows that when we are faced […]

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A Word from C. S. Lewis

A Word from C. S. Lewis If we are going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things – praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts […]

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A Word from C. S. Lewis–Addendum

A Word from C. S. Lewis–Addendum Editor’s Note: Last week, I sent a “word” from C. S. Lewis. I received many notes of feedback from my readers, but one was particularly important.  It came from a long-time friend who is also an accomplished physician. She has granted her consent for me to share her thoughts […]

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A Word about February 8, 2020

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Once Again, it’s time to Save the Date! If you have never been to a Safe Conversations workshop, you are in for a real treat! If you have, you know what the “buzz” is all about, and you know that there is so much more to  learn and practice  to enhance the quality of all your […]

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