Category Archives: Quotations

Quote: Therapeutic Truth

“You can be kind with the truth or blunt with the facts.”  -Ruth A. Auten, LMFT Here’s the great thing about the truth: Everybody’s got one. I don’t put much effort into convincing people about some objective truth. They are more inclined … Continue reading

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Quote: Solving Problems

“We become more effective problem solvers when we work less on our problems and more on ourselves.”  -HSW Problem solving isn’t so much about defeating issues as it is about seeing through them. To do this we need to take the most advantageous … Continue reading

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The Cost of Cynicism

Do you know this phrase?: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” Of course you do. Most of us know this clever quip which demeans a profession crucial to the continuance of our society, thereby meeting the standard for … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Quote: Fertile Ground for Therapy

The most fertile ground for therapy is the place where comfort and challenge blend harmoniously. Comfort is an essential component of therapy. Without security and trust there is no safe place to open up and explore. But comfort alone invites … Continue reading

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Quote: Choosing Power

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw The very earliest parts of life are about discovering ourselves as a distinct part of the world, like in a movie when the image starts way … Continue reading

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