Freedom

I have been pondering the word “freedom” , and the wide range of images it conjures. Most of us at least believe that we would like to be free. However, the existential philosopher Jean Paul Sartre claimed we are all terrified of our freedom, for if we recognize our freedom we must then recognize the responsibility we garner for our lives. I was born and raised in a country that nearly deifies...
read more

Transitions

The way we meet change in our lives determines the quality of our experience of life. Have you ever heard the expression “life is change?” This statement may be a bit more profound than most of us suspect. The statement is not “life offers us many changes.” The statement is “life is change.” This means that every particle of life is change. There is nothing substantial about any part of life...
read more

Depression, Choice, and Freedom

People often come into the space of my practice reporting ‘feeling depressed” or “being depressed”. Most people have a pretty good idea what they mean when they say that they are depressed. Globally what people are usually saying is “ I don’t like the way I feel”. Most people also have at least some understanding of the “clinical” nature of the term depression and report at least a couple of the...
read more

Magical Thinking

  Recently I was thinking about moving my office    across  town, closer to where I now live. The commute is not a great distance, about twenty minutes. I simply prefer to be closer. There are things I love about my office; I painted and decorated it with my former partner in life and business partner, and the location is right across from Denver’s City Park. Still I was thinking it might...
read more

Befriending Fear

A few mornings ago I woke up remembering a poem I had written several years ago. I did not really write the poem, it was already fully formed  in my mind upon awakening. Waking up again with these words in my head led me to wonder what the parallel was between these two periods in my life. In both cases I had just come through painful adjustments. Life is always about change and adjustments. The...
read more