Category Archives: A Word About

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A Word about Negativity

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A Word about Negativity As many of you are aware, “Zero Negativity” is one of the core principles of Safe Conversations®.  Simply put, we encourage all individuals and couples to completely do away with all negative behaviors and communications in their lives.  Especially those that have anything to do with our most important relationships. But, what […]

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Another Word About Safe Conversations

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Quite simply, it is the best, most effective communication system I have ever seen. I, and my colleagues at Preston Place Counseling and Prestoncrest Church of Christ will be facilitating this event, October 15. The program is for everyone, not just couples.  There is no charge. All materials and meals are included.  However, we urge […]

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A Word about Anger

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  Anger is no stranger to any of us!  Everyone knows what it is like to feel angry and behave in angry ways, but how well do you understand your own, personal anger? The “Anger Iceberg” was shared with me just a couple of weeks ago by a client and accurately depicts one really important […]

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A Word About High School Reunions

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I just returned from Knoxville, Tennessee, where I attended my 50th high school reunion.  (You may have read about it on the internet.) Now, I know what you’re thinking: “You’re not nearly old enough to have been out of high school that long!”  That’s what you’re thinking, right? Well, yes, I am, and that’s not […]

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A Word about Della and Dunc

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I don’t know why any of us is born to the parents we are, but I am eternally grateful for mine, Della Miriam Dow Duncan and Harold Downey Duncan, Sr. I have a sister and a brother, Jane and David, and I am confident they can echo (and add to) my sentiments. When younger, we […]

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A Word about Brokenness

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A Word about Brokenness  It is not necessary for me to retell the stories of violence and catastrophe in our cities.  We in Dallas were touched tragically by the events of the past few days.  Similar events have been repeated many times over in many other locations for years! One sad fact of our lives […]

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A Word about Communication and Hurt

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A Word about Communication and Hurt   Strother Martin was a wonderful character actor who often played supporting roles with cinematic superstars such as John Wayne, Robert Redford and Paul Newman. One of his most famous roles (that included one of his most famous lines) is that of the prison “Cap’n” in Paul Newman’s portrayal […]

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A Word about Dolly

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A Word about Dolly     As a teenager, growing up in East Tennessee, my family and I regularly watched Dolly Parton (as a teenager) perform on a local Knoxville television station. She was two years older than me (she still is), and we all knew she would be “big” some day–don’t ask me how […]

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A Word about Bicycles

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A Word about Bicycles   I just learned of a fascinating video I want you to see!  It is a wonderful illustration of how our brains work. It’s all about neural pathways and neuroplasticity. Each of us has a lot of knowledge about a lot of things, but one of the lessons of this video […]

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A Word about Next Weekend!

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A Word about Next Weekend! By Dr. Harold Duncan I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for more than 30 years. It is a blessing and an honor for me to work with couples as they seek to connect and repair damaged relationships. Two of the most influential people in my professional life are […]

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