In: change

No More New Year’s Resolutions
December 29, 2012

We’re going to make a strong pitch for you to not have to make any more New Year’s Resolutions. Honestly, why…

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Inspiration and Skepticism
December 15, 2012

A very dear and cherished friend is visiting us. She has inspired this post. Every time we are fortunate enough to…

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Traveling
November 27, 2012

Traveling can be exciting, but it can also be very stressful. It is particularly important for people living with moods to do…

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ACT
November 23, 2012

The “hot” thing in the therapy world these days is something called ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). The radical notion behind…

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Giving Thanks
November 22, 2012

A friend asked “What is Thanksgiving all about?” There is the traditional answer about the Pilgrims and the Indians, but Thanksgiving…

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What’s the Hurry
November 20, 2012

It’s been a very busy week for mental health professionals in the Bay Area. The holidays are ramping up. And it…

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Anger and Change: “It’s Wrong” Mentality
November 15, 2012

Anger and Change: “It is just wrong, I can’t accept it, I have to stand up to things that are wrong.”…

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Depression: “I Can’t Do This”
November 14, 2012

One of the things that we spend a lot of time thinking about is the “I can’t do that” process. How…

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Aikido for Bad Behavior
November 6, 2012

We had an opportunity to visit Japan several times, over the course of a decade working with Japanese psychiatrists to improve…

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Relationships: Love the One You Are With
November 2, 2012

We had an interesting conversation this morning about the reality of romantic relationships… which ended up being about much more than…

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Carl Rogers Quotes from Becoming a Person
October 29, 2012

Carl Rogers was one of the most influential people in my life. In a time of turbulence and uncertainty I find…

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Should or Could?
October 22, 2012

The idea for today’s post comes from a wonderful online resource for folks with moods –  MoodScope.com (they have an interesting…

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Starting a Forum
October 19, 2012

We have finally gotten started with our online forum. This is a place where frequent visitors and subscribers can ask questions,…

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Practice
October 11, 2012

We have been blessed to work with many very, very intelligent people over the years. It always stimulates us to have…

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Partners
October 5, 2012

This past week we had a chance to meet with a number of people who were very distressed when they first…

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Healthy Pleasures
October 4, 2012

Sometimes we can be so overwhelmed, or so depressed, that we forget what it is that gives, or used to give,…

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Imperfect Bodies
September 30, 2012

In his book, “The Heart of Man,” Erich Fromm wrote about two modes of being – one he called biophilia (the…

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Magic
September 28, 2012

It’s hard not to believe in magic when you have the experience of mood shifts. What can be more extraordinary and…

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Ordinary Change
September 26, 2012

The process of change often makes us think of the shape of a parabola. Imagine, if you will, a graph in…

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The Uncertainty Principle
September 25, 2012

In quantum mechanics, the uncertainty principle is the principle that there is a fundamental limit to our ability to know things…

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