Category Archives: Perspectives

The Meaning of Being a Psychotherpist

“I’m filled with gratitude & every day it grows. How could it not? My appointment book is a bouquet of intimate moments. My colleagues are a network of skilled empathizers. My cost of doing business is self-care and personal development. … Continue reading

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Movie: MASH (1970)

MASH is an amazing movie. I’m not talking about the TV series here but the original movie from 1970, directed by Robert Altman. This was a controversial film when it first came out because it was full of 1960’s cynicism … Continue reading

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Telling My Story

We all have our story. From time to time we tell our story… to friends, relatives, co-workers, co-passengers, bystanders, strangers, bartenders, and of course people tell their story to therapists. It’s your story and you are the one telling it. Here’s … Continue reading

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Quote: Definitive Power

“The power to define the situation is the ultimate power.”  -Jerry Rubin, activist and author (1938-1994) As a political activist, it is likely Mr. Rubin meant that power derives from being able to define situations for others, thereby influencing their … Continue reading

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Quote: Flow of Life

“I cannot prevent the wind from blowing, but I can adjust my sails to make it work for me.”  ― Code of the Order of Isshinryu There is a flow to the universe which happens regardless of our actions. This … Continue reading

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An East-West Metaphor

Here is a story which illustrates one possible take on the difference between Eastern and Western approaches. Imagine one day some aliens come down to earth and they issue a challenge. They are going to leave a specimen with us … Continue reading

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New Tech, Old Fear

“The young people of  today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They talk as if they knew everything, and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for the … Continue reading

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Quote: Failure’s Value

“Failure is not an end, it’s a launching point.”  -HSW How do I know? I created one of the epic failures of our time. Here’s what I learned: Failures are stepping stones to success… but only if we learn from … Continue reading

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FQP: What is it?

Here is another Fundamental Question of Personality: It is what it is OR it isn’t what it should be? Which way do you sway when something you’d prefer wasn’t is? It-is-what-it-is types lean more toward acceptance, seeking attunement with their … Continue reading

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Unique Like Me

We are all pretty clear on the fact that everyone is unique. We are all different in some way or another. We like different styles and surroundings. Our taste in movies and books varies a great deal. And of course … Continue reading

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