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The Therapist’s Diary

SPRINGTIME AND BIRTHDAYS AND SPORTS, OH MY

SPRINGTIME AND BIRTHDAYS AND SPORTS, OH MY

Dear Diary- May is always crazy for us. With 3 birthdays (ok maybe 2.5 because we all know mom’s isn’t made a super big deal), baseball, and the general transition into spring (yard clean up, gear switching, etc) It’s enough to make someone crazy. It’s even crazier...
THE POWER’S OUT—AGAIN?!

THE POWER’S OUT—AGAIN?!

Dear Diary- The power is out for the 3rd time in recent history! And I’m about to blow my lid over it. The first was that 36-hour marathon when the house dropped to 48 degrees. The only actual causality was the fish but other contenders were my sanity, my sense of...
AUTHENTICITY—not what you think

AUTHENTICITY—not what you think

Dear Diary- I came across a quote from Harriett Lerner in the form of a social media post that said “Authenticity is not about telling all—or telling all at once. It’s about making wise decisions about HOW and WHEN to tell WHAT to WHOM”. Um, come again?! It doesn’t...
HUMAN BEINGS

HUMAN BEINGS

Dear Diary- My devotional today emphasized how worry, doubt, envy, etc are all a human’s natural bent. This is normal. Faith, however, is unnatural. It’s not our human nature and therefore it can feel like an elusive state I can never quite attain. I think it also...
TRANSITIONS ARE HARD

TRANSITIONS ARE HARD

Dear Diary- Why is it so damn hard to go home on Sunday? No matter where I’m going, where I’ve been, or what time it is, I feel this dread wash over me. A combination of sadness, loss, impending doom. I just had a blast! I’ve got lots of time to decompress. I’m not...
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LOVE

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LOVE

Dear Diary- One of my favorite insights from the series Parenthood connected the storyline from early in the series when Amber, the oldest granddaughter, is in a car accident from a stupid, drunken decision. Even despite her family’s immense fear and concern, and her...
THE ACTS OF LIFE

THE ACTS OF LIFE

Dear Diary- Brené Brown was the first to teach me about Act 2. In any play or storyline, there is a flow that occurs. Act 2 is the height of the tension. It starts with an event or decision that creates ‘the point of no return.’ The point where the heroine/hero or...