Our Heads As Air Traffic Control ~ Relationship Turbulence

My clients know I’m good for a comment about how our brains work, how it impacts our relationships’ dynamics. Our heads are our air traffic control towers. Our eyes are the lookout windows. Our personalities are out on the run way: landing, taking off, idling, or...
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Tweeting with Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson was to rescue me from the Twitter scrublands. Instead, he opened his own Twitter account and posted his profile as @RalphBeReal. Ralph Waldo Emerson is considered a forefather of modern psychology. When I read his work, I understand why: he was in pursuit of one’s...
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Cake Is Great Therapy. Okay, Sorta.

Cake is great therapy. Cookies are, too. Besides, it’s the holiday season, right? Okay, sorta. But, there is some entertaining, respected research. Of course, before you go and eat a whole cake while laying back to watch t.v.’s Top Chef, Iron Chef, and all the rest,...
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Cuddle Schmuddle, Stress Relief

Cuddle Schmuddle. I’ve got things to do. That’s right. From time to time, maybe you’ve privately thought: “I’m way too busy and way too stressed to help others any more than I already do. And, besides, I hate feeling so stressed to begin with.” Hating On Stress?...
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In Your Pocket, A Crumpled Note of Childlessness.

As a couples counselor in general and scholar whose work specifically takes on the surprising facts of so-called childlessness, I’d like to share an op-ed by Dr. Eli J. Finkel, a new parent. He is also a professor of psychology and of management and organizations at...
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TV’s Modern Family Meets Monoamines.

This year’s 66th Emmy Awards had us applauding ABC’s Modern Family again. Created by screenwriters Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, the TV show Modern Family makes us feel relief and curiosity about living in today’s Western, contemporary culture. Namely, its characters make...
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Self Acceptance Terry Klee Blog

Uh-Oh, Self-Esteem versus Self-Acceptance. 3 Tips.

Uh-oh. In Alena Hall’s Huffington Post article about being genuine, there’s a hiccup. Sure, the new research smiles at yesterday’s research. Take, for instance, the classics like Fromm with the Marketing Self or Winnicott with the True/False Selves. Both of...
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What the Therapist Thinks About You ~ New York Times

Knowing I’m a therapist, a friend emailed me Sunday’s New York Times article, What the Therapist Thinks About You.  Immediately, I thought, “Finally.” Then, I thought, this is like one of those tabloid titles on the cover of a Glamour magazine, one that I’d lean over...
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Weird, Wild & NYBG. Curious?

Popular authors remind us about “weird, wild, & wonderful,” and it ties into how we like our lives and our relationships.  When the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) hosted best-selling authors Amy Stewart (books like: Wicked Plants: The Louse that Conquered...
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Americas Got Talent? Americas Got Marriage!

People don’t flop onto their sofas to watch NBC’s Americas Got Talent (AGT) because they hope to learn about their marriage. But, in a way, one could. With celebrities like Howard Stern and Heidi Klum, AGT woos 11 million viewers. We watch the bids for love and attention, the...
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