Category Archives: A Word About

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A Word about Self-Pity and Pain

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A Word about Self-Pity and Pain Today, I want to share an article by Michael Levin.  It was published January 27, 2018 on FoxNew.com   It was my first Boston Marathon, I was 46 years old, two miles from the top of Heartbreak Hill, and in one word, miserable. My left leg had locked up, […]

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A Word about Relationship Maintenance

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A Word about Relationship Maintenance You remember those days. I know you do, and so do I. The days when your relationship was new and fresh and exciting. The days when you could talk for hours, when you wanted to see each other all the time, and when you couldn’t keep your hands off each […]

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A Word about “Adulting”

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A Word about “Adulting” “Adulting is Hard”  I have mixed feelings about nouns being used as verbs, but I understand the sentiment.  I also enjoyed: In fact, any of us can accurately personalize the phrase. I can easily say, “Harolding is Hard.” So is “Daviding” and “Janing.” You get the point. Allow me three brief observations: […]

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A Word about Honking

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A Word about Honking Gridlock! Nobody was going anywhere. Looking ahead through the traffic, it was impossible to see the cause of the gridlock, whether it would continue for only a few minutes or if you would be there for hours! Regardless, one lady in the middle of the traffic jam was honking her horn […]

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A Word about Tipping

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A Word about Tipping She was sitting in my office a couple of years ago with a quizzical look on her face. She was a client. I had just scanned her credit card and handed her the ticket to sign. The way she was looking at it, I thought I had made a mistake with […]

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A Word about the Semicolon

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A Word about the Semicolon “I got a tattoo.” She is a client.  She has three grown children.  I have known her for many years and have had sessions with her and her family members off and on over that period of time.  She gave her consent for me to share her story with you. […]

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A Word about “Desert Pete”

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A Word about “Desert Pete” It was decades ago, and the group called themselves The Kingston Trio.  So, you are thinking, “The Who?”  And I am saying, “No, not ‘The Who,’ The Kingston Trio! Now pay attention!” I was a kid, of course, and I loved their music!  But I was especially impressed with a […]

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A Word about the Tom Watson Suite

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A Word about the Tom Watson Suite As Jack Paar (ask your grandparents) would say, “I kid you not!” Paar was the late-night talk show forerunner of Johnny Carson (ask your parents). It was several years ago on Valentine’s day weekend, and I decided to be a good husband! I booked dinner and a room […]

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Another Word about Safe Conversations

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Another Word about Safe Conversations It’s that time again! Simply put, it is the most effective communication training that I have ever been involved with! Several of you have already participated in this workshop.  I recommend it to every one of my clients: couples and individuals.  That is how much I believe in it. A […]

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A Word about the Lies We Tell Ourselves

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A Word about the Lies We Tell Ourselves They are almost always derogatory, negative, critical and abusive.  The words and phrases we use to describe ourselves.  “Loser,” “Stupid,” “Idiot,” “Moron” and worse! They are the kinds of labels most of us would never think about using when describing someone else.  Yet, here we are, saying […]

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