Category Archives: Inspiration

How Can You Make Sad Fun or Playful?

Emotions are complicated things. (Duh, or else this profession wouldn’t exist). Sometimes stating the obvious is necessary to get to the next place, like the ability and need to have simultaneous emotions roiling around together. Like Fun, playful and sad. … Continue reading »

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The First Step is the Hardest

This past weekend we watched this short video. I find it to be a perfect encapsulation of the fear and trepidation we fill ourselves with when we are contemplating doing something outside of our comfort zones. We can “psych” ourselves … Continue reading »

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Tragedy

It seems, when one tunes in to the news, that we are being bombarded with tragedy after tragedy. In some ways we aren’t, there is a lot of fear-mongering out there, but unfortunately we are suffering from some tragedies too. … Continue reading »

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On Hiding

We were listening to music this morning and as I ate my scrambled eggs and toast, this song played. It struck me as fittingly appropriate for clients coming to therapy. They have been hiding; from pain, from fear, from truths, … Continue reading »

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Trees, Going Slow, and What’s Really Important

I have been pondering this post for some time. The usual interruptions have occurred, attention gets drawn away. Not today. We have seen a real increase in clients coming in who are more depressed, anxious and unsettled than ever before. I … Continue reading »

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A Thought about Thanks

It happens every year, but the Thanksgiving and winter holidays tend to make many folks very sad and anxious. This in turn makes me quite sad because they are some of my most favorite days and memories. Recently I was … Continue reading »

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The Well of Being

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Happy New Year

Transitions offer us the time to reflect on what has come before, and to dream about what might come. 2014 was a very busy year for all of us at MFT3. And already 2015 is shaping up to be one … Continue reading »

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If only!

I often wish that this were true, that it was this easy to ease the suffering of others. In the words of Charlie Brown, “sigh.” But don’t let that stop you from coming in to therapy! Sometimes just the mere act … Continue reading »

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Loving Kindness

We had our amazing 2014 CTAMFT Annual Conference this past Thursday and Friday and it was chock full of great people, ideas and tools. Kelly McGonigal was mesmerizing, Lou Cozolino was funny and humble while being masterful in presenting complicated … Continue reading »

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