On the Way to Becoming

A while ago quite by accident I happened to see a photo of a woman I saw in therapy many years ago. I recognized the name — the face, like
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An older human hand

Living to Tell the Tale

A few years ago I taught a course at our Senior College called Conversations in the Third Act. Among other things we took photos of our hands, as hands show
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bent branch

As the twig is bent…

“Psychoanalysis cannot be considered a method of education if by education we mean the topiary art of clipping a tree into a beautiful artificial shape. But those who have a
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The image above is of ice crystals on my window on a very cold winter day. They obscure the view outside, just as the secrets we carry obscure a truly
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Dream a little dream…

It looks like I will be teaching a short course on Understanding Your Dreams in the spring at the Belfast Senior College here where I live. And I plan to
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May I Ask You a Question?

Leo, one of my cats, has no problem with questions of any kind. But in therapy personal disclosure is a common issue in  therapy as patients wonder if it is
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Wanting to be wanted

When I was nine, we lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My mother, not an easy woman, thought I would never become a desirable catch, as I was too preoccupied with
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Do you have to want to change?

Remember this joke? Q. How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? A. None—the light bulb will change when it’s ready. Well it is actually appropriate in
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Two Chairs

How I Came to be a Jungian and What That Means for You

 I entered private practice in the early 80s after my children were born. At first, I did a lot of school consultation and consultation to day care centers and to
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journal page image

Memory and Memoir

The image above is La Memoire by Rene Magritte At this time of year we often think and  write about things we remember. So this is a good time to stop
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Looking Ahead

That image is of Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings. We see he has  two faces in order to look ahead to the future and to look back
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Bringing parts together

I used to have a section of this blog devoted to knitting. I am an avid knitter and always have multiple projects in process. Then someone suggested to me that
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