Category Archives: Blog Work In Progress: 12 Authors, 12 Months

Norwood Recovery x 10 steps copy

LINK: SP.SP.SP 1. Surrender. Go for help. 2. Prioritize recovery: Make your own recovery the first priority in your life. [Key Point: redirect my energy to meeting my needs. Keep my commitments to do that.] 3. Find a Support group of peers … Continue reading

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If a miracle happened in today’s session, what miracle would she be hoping for?

I thought of you when I read this quote from “Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety” by David D. Burns – “At the start of the session, I listened and provided empathy while Maria described how … Continue reading

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Your negative thoughts and feelings are not, in fact, the result of what’s wrong with you … but what’s right with you.

I thought of you when I read this quote from “Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety” by David D. Burns – “POSITIVE REFRAMING What I’ve shown you so far—how to identify the distortions in your negative … Continue reading

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When you CHANGE the way you THINK, you can CHANGE the way you FEEL.

I thought of you when I read this quote from “Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety” by David D. Burns – “I’m not arguing that every time you think you’ve failed, you’re fooling yourself. We all … Continue reading

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Your thoughts create your feelings every minute of every day.

I thought of you when I read this quote from “Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety” by David D. Burns – “Cognition is just a fancy word for a thought. It’s the way you think about … Continue reading

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TEAM = Testing + Empathy + Assessment (of resistance) + Methods

I thought of you when I read this quote from “Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety” by David D. Burns – “The TEAM approach evolved from my clinical experience and research on how psychotherapy actually works. … Continue reading

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The Holiness Project

What does Jesus want today? January: Matthew gospel segments to Blog. February: Mark gospel segments to Blog. March: Luke gospel segments to Blog. April: John gospel segments to Blog. How do we do what Jesus wants?

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Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

Getting Started 1.January: Boost Energy: Vitality2.February: Remember Love: Marriage 3.March: Aim Higher: Work 4.April: Lighten Up: Parenthood 5.May: Be Serious About Play: Leisure 6.June: Make Time for Friends: Friendship 7.July: Buy Some Happiness: Money 8.August: Contemplate the Heavens: Eternity 9.September: Pursue a Passion: Books 10.October: Pay Attention: Mindfulness 11.November: Keep … Continue reading

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The Problem Solving Project

12 Months, 12 Problems, 12 Authors 1. Obesity = Jason Fung 2. Aging = Daniel Levitin 3. Achievement = Jack Canfield 4. Sleep = ? (Mindfulness?) 5. MRS = Gottman, Runkel 6. Romance 7. Sex = Schnarch 8. Codependency = … Continue reading

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If we were truly the same, then there’d be no magic, no mystery behind the life-changing connection that can truly be called “becoming one.”

But that is just no way to live. Even though we tried, it couldn’t last. Thankfully, we made it through the tough transition from forced sameness to balanced oneness. We learned that Bono from U2 was right, “We’re one, but … Continue reading

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