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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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A Word about Hearing and Being Heard 

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A Word about Hearing and Being Heard  “Safe Conversations” is the name of the workshop my colleagues and I present twice a year.  As I have said before, it is the best vehicle to promote relationship connection and safety that I have ever seen!  It teaches us (couples and singles, adolescents and adults) how to hear […]

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A Word about 2019 

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A Word about 2019  It’s that time of the year again, a natural time for us to look back and look ahead. I have shared the following strip with you before, but it is one of my favorites, and I know you will also appreciate it . . . again! Bill Watterson is the genius […]

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A Word about Valentine’s Day

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A Word about Valentine’s Day    Yes, Valentine’s Day.  It’s never too early, you know! Here’s where that is coming from:  This is a time of the year when it it very natural to reflect on our lives and our relationships.  What was 2018 like in terms of my family and friendships?  What was good […]

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