Xmas – an Alien’s Viewpoint

Xmas – an Alien’s Viewpoint It’s ba-aack! No avoiding it. Every year in the Judeo-Christian influenced world, it hits like a tsunami. Starting from early hints in September, gradually building momentum in October/ November, until the tidal wall of commercial frenzy …

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Hard Choices – Termination

Termination always means something is brought to an end. Even when we think we want and choose an ending and plan for it, it can still be hard. As a therapist, I am asked to help people deal with endings in all …

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IT-technology: a polemic

What did I do before my life got so reliant on information technology? From the moment I wake up until I stop and go to sleep, I’m amazed at how much my daily life revolves around various IT gadgets. Me?! Practically allergic …

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Relationship Distress ~ Wishful Thinking

Relationship Distress ~ Wishful Thinking A friend and colleague and I went to attend a day workshop on the topic of relationships run by one of the leading lights in the New Age movement, Marianne Williamson1, sponsored by the WakeUp! …

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Supervision – support for the therapist

Supervision – essential support for the therapist.  I’ve been thinking about supervision since another death occurred in my life recently. I took another hit with the sudden loss of one of the people who was most central to my personal …

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Preparing for death and dying

Death. It comes to us, ready or not. Preparing for death and dying. It seems there’s been a lot of it in my life the last month or so. The privilege of bearing witness to the thoughtful actions of a close …