Category: Personal Improvement

Principles Guiding My Psychotherapy Work

Principles Guiding My Psychotherapy Work

I’ve been doing psychotherapy for quite some time, and I have 3 principles to guide me: I’m acutely aware that people come to me for all sorts of reasons, but not all of them are associated with getting better. As such, they may not really want to be helped. Yes, change of any sort is […]

Who Do We Want To Be?

Who Do We Want To Be?

It’s true, we reap what we sow. Time and effort we invest is returned to us, with interest – although rates vary. If we practice a difficult piano piece 5 minutes a day, we’ll get better. If we spend the same amount of time per day dramatizing our life, feeling unhappy, entangled in fear and […]

Fail Less

Fail Less

As I was watching the men’s figure skating finals at the winter Olympics, it became apparent to me that we weren’t in for a night of stellar performances. None of the finalists skated “clean,” there were no flawless performances; instead it appeared to be a contest of who would fail less. It’s impossible to compare […]

10 Tips for Avoiding Misery

10 Tips for Avoiding Misery

If the shoe fits with one or more of these, here’s how to extricate yourself from misery:

Observations – Installment #5

Observations – Installment #5

Lots of bright, energetic, successful people aren’t operating anywhere within their sphere of peak capacity because they don’t manage time efficiently. And the more they strive to organize themselves, the less organized they remain.