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Day 1909: Reasons Not to Read This Blog

While I appreciate every reader who visits this blog, here are some reasons not to read it.


  • You dislike cats and/or dogs.






  • Water views make you squeamish.


  • You avoid puns.


  • You are in therapy with me. If that is the case, there might be Too Much Information in this blog, which could interfere with the important work we are doing together.  If you are in individual and/or group therapy with me, I strongly recommend we have a conversation about this.



  • You find gratitude annoying.



Warmest thanks to all who help me create this daily blog and — of course! — to YOU.

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Day 1762: Different parts

I talk to people, in therapy and elsewhere, about accepting all the different parts of themselves.  Sometimes, people use the healthiest, most loving parts of themselves to nurture and comfort the frightened and wounded parts of themselves.

Today, I’m meeting with many skilled and experienced group therapists during a day-long retreat at our new home. I’m sure we’ll be sharing different parts of ourselves. I hope all the different parts of  our home work well throughout the day.

What different parts do you see in today’s different photos?












Here is one of the different parts of jazz pianist Lyle Mays‘s Alaskan Suite.

All the different parts of Alaskan Suite are here, live, in Boston.

Feel free to express different parts of yourself in a comment, below.

Thanks to all who helped me create the different parts of this blog post and — of course! — to YOU.


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Day 268: What’s $ got to do with it?

My friend Carol asked me, the other day, if the topic of money ever comes up, in the various groups I facilitate.

She pointed out how money (in this culture, at least) can be the most taboo and secret topic, of all. And she quoted a saying, about that, which I can’t quite remember.

When I just Googled “Money taboo topic,” these were the top links that came up for me, this morning:

Why is it so hard to talk about money? – Money –

Once Taboo Topic, Money, Now Critical Therapy Issue 

Is Money Still a Taboo Topic for Couples? | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

It’s Time To Break the Money Taboo by Shira Boss –

Dare You Discuss This Taboo Topic? – Netscape What’s New

I will tell you this: I made LOTS of mistakes when I was creating the above paragraph of links.

Maybe that shows that I’m anxious.

Maybe I’m anxious, because:

  1. I need something to eat (see this post, for more about that).
  2. I’m concerned I might be late to work (see this post, for more about that).
  3. My notebook computer is getting low on power (see this post, for more about that).
  4. The topic of money makes me nervous (see this post — and the one I’m currently writing — for more about that).

Actually, the topic of money has been coming up, a lot, in individual therapy sessions at work. A lot.

But not so much — or at least, not so clearly — in groups.

I wonder why that is?

I’m sure I could speculate about that, if I had more time (or a little less anxiety) this morning.

But I don’t.

Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to post a photo, of something I have in my office:


Over the years, a lot of people have told me they like that clock.

I do too.

Thanks to Carol, to  Joie de Vivre*, and to all of you for reading today, no matter where you are (about this topic, or elsewhere).


* The store where I bought this clock, many years ago.

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