The Certainty of Uncertainty

The Certainty of Uncertainty

Chicken or Fish?   “How did I get here?”, I utter to myself as I am confronted with a familiar discomfort.  No matter what I do it seems that this feeling is unshakable.  In as much as a feeling could be shook, I would shake this one until it understood that I am...
Breaking the bad of breaking

Breaking the bad of breaking

Breaking isn’t one of the most coveted processes around. We talk about “back breaking work” when it is labour intensive.  We associate seven years of bad luck with breaking a mirror.  We even go as far as to introduce a paradox for wishing someone luck on their...
Grief or something like it: Part 2

Grief or something like it: Part 2

An interpretive dance of words about the experience of loss.   A big part of the process of therapy, at least in my experience and approach, is the use of metaphors.  Part one of this series on unfortunate events was written to set the scene, to create a metaphor...
The illusion of control

The illusion of control

“I love it when a plan comes together” are the famous words uttered by Hannibal from “The A-Team” after yet another successful mission. Wow, what a feeling!  The stars align and everything falls into place exactly as you planned.  No hiccups, no curveballs, no...
What is the meaning of all of this?

What is the meaning of all of this?

What is the meaning of all of this? 42!  Nope. Let me try again. Forty-two.  Not even when I try to formulate the number in a humorous style of our former president does it seem to be the answer to the question.  Yet, in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by...