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April 15, 2013

Dinner Drama

Zoe at dinner: “What’s that terrible smell? Oh GAWD, barbecue chicken. I hate barbecue chicken. Why did you make me barbecue chicken?” She put a bite of barbecue chicken into her mouth and writhed, contorted and began to make choking sounds. Me: Go to the garbage to spit that out. She stood over the garbage […]

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Good-bye is so hard

Aidan lost his violin teacher.  He had been in the hospital for two months struggling to get control of advancing heart failure due to an idiopathic lung disease. Just days before he passed away, things seemed like they were getting better.  His wife, my friend, had texted me that he was “out of the ICU” […]

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April 5, 2013

Narrative Therapy … Strike one!

Thursday, I was picking up my two teenagers from school.  (Idyllic Hallmark moment ;)) me: How was your day guys? Amanda: fine Andrew: It sucked. woohoo, I have a new approach I can try.  We’ve been covering narrative therapy in my Counseling Theories course and this seemed like the perfect time to test it out!

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March 31, 2013

March comes in like a lion …

and out like a liar, liar pants on fire! [...]

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March 25, 2013

What have I lost … and where do I go from here

Along with depression for me can come … destruction.  This is mainly in the form of lost relationships and rock bottom self-esteem.  I guess it makes sense.  When I’m falling into the abyss, I can to lash out as I tumble.  It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I’ve lost friendships. A few years […]