The “Work” of Play

The “Work” of Play

When I think about my childhood, my mind gravitates toward memories of play: enacting detailed and dramatic scenarios with dolls and Legos, writing and illustrating stories, and pretending I was an...

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Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer

In 2019, I signed up for adult tap-dancing class at a local dance studio. I had taken jazz dance when I was a kid, and while my mother told me I was talented, I was a C average. No shame in that....

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Tough Guy Shame

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...

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A Case For Resolutions

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...

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In Defense Of Grieving

In Defense Of Grieving

I missed my sister’s wedding this past weekend. I was packing my bag and triple-checking the location of my passport when I got the news that scientists had detected the Omicron variant in South...

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A Patti Smith Moment

A Patti Smith Moment

When I think of mindfulness, I always think of Patti Smith. Yep, that Patti Smith who wrote the book Just Kids that chronicles her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe. Or you may know her better...

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