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...
Psychotherapy in the time of a Pandemic

Psychotherapy in the time of a Pandemic

A human. Isolated. Possibly the only person left on the planet after a virus breaks out and leaves the world in disarray. And yes, this is actually reference to another film and not the reality of the lockdown that we are currently experiencing. I am sure though that...
We can all use a little change

We can all use a little change

A song that captures the viewer on first sight of an unlikely green ogre come hero for the film Shrek (2001).  Little did I know that the lyrics of the song would actually hint towards the storyline unfolding with specific reference to this phrase quoted above “…and...