Posted On: 11 Jan,2010 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Passionate Goals: Creating Goals that Mean Something!

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars… […]

Posted On: 4 Jan,2010 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Resolutions or “To do lists”?: Creating Goals that get Done!

On New Year’s Eve, we went out for dinner with some friends. We started talking about New Year’s resolutions and they quickly told us they didn’t make resolutions—they made “to do lists.” To do lists, we were told, are based on things they want to accomplish over the next year and are action oriented. So […]

Posted On: 29 Dec,2009 By:
Category: Goals and Change

Creating Goals or a New Year’s Resolution Jackpot!

Inspiration exists, but it must find us working. ~Pablo Picasso It’s the time of year when people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions.  All of us make them with the best intentions in mind. But how do you make them last?

Posted On: 21 Dec,2009 By:
Category: Holidays, Relax

Ho ho ho! Laughter as Medicine

This weekend was a busy one. I attended 2 dinner parties with friends. Prior to going to them I had been orchestrating an incredibly hectic week and the evening parties were beginning to look like just another chore. Imagine my delight when I left each one with an enormous smile, sore face and tummy muscles […]

Posted On: 12 Dec,2009 By:
Category: Holidays, Making Meaning, Solution-focused

Spending Christmas Alone: Living in the Moment Joyfully

Christmas on TV: We watch commercials of a family at Christmas. Mom and dad are there with the kids, everyone is laughing and enjoying themselves, there’s lots of presents and good food to eat amidst a beautifully decorated house.  But what do those commercials do to you when you don’t have a family¸ you’re estranged […]

Posted On: 8 Dec,2009 By:
Category: Holidays, Stress

The 4 F’s of the F’ing Holidays! Beating Holiday Stress

Holidays can be the best of times, and the worst of times; they can be times of wisdom or times of foolishness; they can be the epoch of beliefs, they can be the epoch of consumerism; holidays are the season of lights during the season of darkness; holidays can be the spring of hope, or […]

Posted On: 30 Nov,2009 By:
Category: Relax

Living in the Moment is on my To-Do List

What does living in the moment mean to you? Is it mindfulness, flow, or something else? Where are you when you live in the moment? Is it easier when you’re in a certain place–or doing something in particular?

Posted On: 22 Nov,2009 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Six Easy Steps to Living Your Dream! Creating Goals Easily

1. The dream: Suppose when you go to sleep tonight, you have a dream. Not just any old, run of the mill dream or some totally weird nonsense that leaves you shaking your head in disbelief. This dream seems really real—vivid and rich. It’s a dream of life—of your life—going exactly the way you want […]

Posted On: 17 Nov,2009 By:
Category: Psychologist

Psychologist as Hostess: Welcoming the people I work with

Privacy: When I opened my private practice, my vision was and is, to make it a warm, welcoming, safe, and comfortable place. That begins with people knowing that the space is private. There are 2 ways to enter and exit the building so people don’t have to worry about running into anyone they know. I […]

Posted On: 10 Nov,2009 By:
Category: Solution-focused

The Evolution of a Psychologist in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Last week I was at the annual Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association (SFBTA) conference in Albany. As usual, it was an incredible few days. Terri Pichot, a psychotherapist from Colorado and a board member of the association, talked about three levels of integration of solution-focused ideas that can take place as people learn about SFBT. […]