Category Archives: Psychology

Comparisons are the enemy of joy

In a session with a client the other day, she brought up the following quote: “Comparisons are the enemy of joy.” In digesting this wise statement I recognize its truth. Particularly in West Los Angeles but present everywhere, we are … Continue reading

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the holi-days

What is a holiday? Stemming from the word Holy Day it implies a day set aside for special religious observance – as we’ve come to know them ‘non-working days’ or brief periods of exemption or relief. Only on certain times … Continue reading

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The Bee and The Glass Window

I remember a time in my life when I felt particularly stuck. I was in a relationship with a man with whom I was not compatible, living with a roommate I didn’t particularly like, on the brink of leaving an … Continue reading

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all the things I didn’t say

all the things she didn’t say today melted away into nothingness she was going to whisper, I love you! she missed talking to him with no distractions her candle burning bright but the wind changed its course and the flame … Continue reading

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the butterfly and the spiderweb

Many years ago I worked at a Christian treatment center for addictions with clients ranging from physicians and judges to homeless men and women, all who were psychologically dependent on alcohol, cocaine, heroin, sex, gambling, eating, the internet, working, etc. … Continue reading

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all paths lead back to a mid-point

Recently on NPR there was an interesting story about how human beings, when blindfolded are never able to walk in a straight line.  Oftentimes they’ll walk around in circles without even realizing it. The reasons for this phenomenon remain a … Continue reading

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fitty/fitty

I’ll never forget a couple that I saw years ago who came into my office stating plainly that they were getting a divorce. They had selected me as the future therapist for their seven year old little girl (who I’ll … Continue reading

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“beautiful things are transitory and fine times never last long”…

Like the Herman Hesse quote above suggests, everything one witnesses, touches, creates or takes part in…is only…temporary. The intricate pattern on a luscious leaf has a short life span before its edges harden, it turns colors and it falls to … Continue reading

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it’s the barks that one day we will miss most…

Wherever I go, she goes — her golden eyes tracking mine with supreme adoration and never-ending worship. Her name is Talula. Weighing in at ninety pounds, she curls her body into a tightly wound ball, sleeping between my husband and … Continue reading

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empty space

A baby cries. Her busy mother is unable to pick her up – right away. The cry intensifies. It fills the empty space around the infant with a pressing urgency. The mother rushes to finish her chores. The baby whales … Continue reading

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