Paying Attention to What You’re Paying Attention To, Part 1

What Do You Mean, You Didn’t Notice? Paying Attention to What You’re Paying Attention To, Part 1 The Green Wallpaper Incident Dr. A is a fifty-two-year old psychiatrist who began the hour saying: “I’m satisfied in most areas of my life, but for some reason, every long-term relationship I’ve been …

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Dr. Dale’s Journal. Part 3: FALLOUT (Radiation)

Dr. Dale’s Journal: Entry Three on Joys of Radiation For this entry to make sense, you’ll need to have read Diagnosis Black and Hemlock. Introductory Dr. Dale Memory Story: Dr. Dale Maxwell, psychiatrist and buddy, has been diagnosed. He has less than two years to live. My husband and I …

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Is Following Your Dream Ruining Your Life? American Pharaoh and You

Is Following Your Dream Ruining Your Life?  American Pharaoh and You What? Isn’t it important to ‘follow your dream?’ And isn’t Victor Espinoza, the jockey for American Pharaoh, just the example we need to be inspired? After all, Victor was one of eleven children born into a poor farm family …

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Dreams, Goals. How to Get Stuff Done

Dreams, Goals. How to Get Stuff Done The lead photograph is a picture of Alvin Bailey, the head groom at the stable when I was a kid, a beloved friend, and one of my finest teachers. He was close to eighty when I asked him this question, “Alvin, why do …

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Stress, Anxiety, and Videotapes

Anxiety and Stress in One Family’s Relationships Hear Ye!  Hear Ye! All ye people of the town within the sound of my voice, please lend me your ears! I have reason to believe I am being watched and videoed.  Therefore, any resemblance between a bleary-eyed, crazy blond chick you may see on …

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