Archive for January, 2011

January 24

The Need For Repetition In The Game of Life

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My latest Psychology Today article can be found here.

January 20

Selfish or Selfless

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A friend wrote to me a while ago that I haven’t been “blogging” much, and that she doesn’t know what is going on with me because of that. I’m sure what she meant is that although I have been blogging, I haven’t been as transparent in the posts: I haven’t expressed what is going on with me in a personal manner. Right now I have a strong desire to articulate what is going on with me. As I begin to write this it is 6am and I grabbed the laptop to write because of the thoughts swirling in my head. (Of course when it is read it could be …

January 16

Philip Zimbardo Video on Time

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This video is a discussion of time orientation by Philip Zimbardo. Dr. Zimbardo is a rather famous psychologist whose work is greatly respected. The video is only about ten minutes long, is animated which provides additional enrichment, and can be individually applied. Enjoy.

January 9

A TiMER to Your Soulmate

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Recently I was recommended a movie called TiMER in light of the book I am working on with a peer. The premise is that in some alternative universe of now, people are able to buy timers which are mounted in their wrists and count down to when you will meet your soulmate. The story follows a family consisting of stepsisters and their half brother, as well as his parents (one daughter’s mother and the other daughter’s father). They all have timers, and the movie follows their feelings and behavior about their “timers.”

As a beginning to a general review of the movie, there are no big stars evident. There is some typical …

January 9

Soul Mate Survey

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Please take a couple of minutes (seriously, its 13 questions) to fill out this survey for a book I am working on with a colleague. Also, if you are willing please pass it on to any of friends (or enemies, I’m not particular about who participates).
Thanks so much.
Soul Mate Survey

January 1

What I Accomplished this Year

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This week in a group I oversee for fledging therapists the leader asked members to reflect on their year.(The group consists of psychology students in their final years of undergrad who are hoping to become therapists and who commit to a 6-8 month – weekly group) Members then shared some of the significant realizations of their year. It was interesting the majority reflected on personal growth, but then again they are therapists in the making.

As a therapist and writer I had reflected similarly even before the group session, and had considered writing a blog about it. The topic of the night cemented my decision. …

January 1

And a Deer Dies

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I ran across this article on Stumbleupon and it fits my theme for the beginning of this month. It is about death and being present.

And a Deer Dies

January 1

January, Thoughts For….

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31. Our eyes fade. We get glasses and ignore it. Our hair grays. We die it and ignore it. Our strength wanes. We stop doing strenuous things and ignore it. But death comes anyway. Wm. Berry

That is it for the death theme. Tomorrow is a new month, and the quotes will return to focusing on different topics. I hope this theme was helpful in embracing the life you have.

30. Is there finally and really anything to life other than food, shit and sex? The character Elvis Presley from the movie Bubba Ho-tep

28. Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain

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