Monday, August 22, 2016

An Ultra-Simple Way to Choose and Succeed in Your Career

The longer I've been a career counselor the more I've become convinced that the professionally recommended process is unnecessarily long. 

I propose something far briefer in my article today.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Ambition Versus Gratitude for What One Has

I've always been driven but I'm having to make peace with the reality that I probably won't achieve most of the big dreams I had when I was younger. I talk about it in my article today.

Dangerous Thoughts: Which to suppress? Which to shine light on?

Which thoughts should we suppress? Which should we shine more light on?

In my article today, I list some dangerous thoughts clients have revealed to me. Seeing them may remind you of some of yours.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

An Active Boy Writes to His Teacher

I was an active boy. I couldn't sit still in school. If Ritalin had been around then, I would have been put on it intravenously.

I wouldn't have had the self-awareness nor the moxie to write the letter I posted on to any of my teachers but perhaps your seeing it will help parents who are trying to get the teacher to accommodate to their active child rather than putting him on that risky Ritalin leash.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

On an Albert Ellis Quote

The famed cognitive-behavioral therapist, Albert Ellis, said, "The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. "

In my article today, I argue he's being simplistic.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

An Honest Letter ro a Therapist or Counselor

Patients and clients know they should be quite disclosing to their therapist or counselor but that can be difficult.

It may be worth putting it in writing. I offer a  sample letter in my article today.

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