To Publish or Not to Publish – Part 2

The approach to the co-editor went well. As a result, the co-editor and I have rekindled a twenty-year-plus acquaintance into a beautiful friendship and a mutual admiration society. You know there are those things that happen in our lives when we recall exactly where...

To Publish or not to Publish – Pt 1

Getting a book published is no mean feat. Regardless of whether that process is with a traditional publishing house or via a self-published process. I should know. I have done both. Both are scary, fraught, incongruent, inconsistent, stubborn, uncompromising … shall I...

What is Different in Psychotherapy

With the advancement and proliferation of online information, where does one begin when looking for ways to improve emotional and mental health concerns? I am constantly asked and confronted by this question. Added, there is much controversy over online content and...

A Hero and Lesson in Attending

Perhaps there is a hero hovering at the wings of many people. This might be in the form of a friend, a family member, a partner, a celebrity, a cartoon, an inspiration … or even a dog. Saydee is my canine co-worker and my hero. She has given me many lessons but she is...

Delving Deeper to Understand

I often struggle to explain the true and real machinations of psychotherapy.   Not because I don’t want to but because I have come to understand that at the end of the day it’s a lived experience.Oh yes, I can say it’s this and it’s that. I can explain we will look...