The Brittle Busy Bridge We Build

The Brittle Busy Bridge We Build

This morning entering the sauna, a friend was heading out as I was heading in. We exchanged the usual pleasantries including, from him, the ubiquitous,   “So you keeping busy?”   Now, there has been much written on this idea of “busy” and its pluses and...
The Broken, Breaking, or To Be Broken Mug?

The Broken, Breaking, or To Be Broken Mug?

So this morning I broke my mug.  Not a big deal, right?  Well, I had always considered this mug a bit “special.”  It was handmade for me dating back almost 15 years! Yes, I enjoyed many a cup of joe in various states, settings, and moods.  All of which came to an...
Flip the Damn Switch Already!

Flip the Damn Switch Already!

Recently, I was struck by similar comments from several patients.  The gist was, “Man, I’m really sick and tired of talking about this.”   One of the patients had recently made some actual changes – ones that directly related to his reasoning for coming to...
Dichotomy 101

Dichotomy 101

I want to present what I believe is a fundamental concept in thinking about ourselves. Dichotomy underlies how we relate to ourselves (internally) and the world (externally). Bear with me as this post may be a bit dry, but it will be an important base on which to...