“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow

Stumbling Upon Joy Amidst All The Abunai

I have been thinking about danger a lot, lately. Reading the daily news headlines, I am reminded the world is full of dangers: the dangers of climate change; the dangers of geopolitical conflicts;...

Do All of My Friends Hate Me? (No, No They Don’t)

“All of my friends hate me.” Raise your hand if you have had this thought or something similar recently. Full disclosure, I am sheepishly raising my hand. Shortly after I completed the grueling...

Tough Guy Shame

When meeting a new male client in my office, I often feel that I’m working hard to pull off layers of preconceived notions about how this therapy thing is supposed to go. I’m wondering if he feels...

A Case For Resolutions

It seems to be in fashion to poo poo New Year’s resolutions. The last several years I have been privy to comments from acquaintances and noticed in my scrollings on social media that people get...

The Strength Of Ten Grinches, Plus Two!

Hello dear reader, My name is Moque and I am a recovering bah, humbug. I have found myself in the holiday spirit this year for the first time in decades, and I am feeling confused, and maybe a...

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