Bass Ackwards We have it bass ackwards. Ass backwards. Cattywonkus. Ass over teakettle. We operate as if when A happens and B falls in line and we reach C and save D amount of money . . . then we’ll be happy. When in fact, that is totally backwards. Happiness and fulfillment are achieved when
Go Play! When was the last time you gave yourself permission to play? It’s spring. Let’s go out and play! Often, I ask my clients to recall an activity from childhood where they lost track of time and the world around them. Play provides a mental, emotional retreat from stress or indecisiveness, an opportunity to
In Like a Lion; Out Like a Lamb Sometimes it seems as if the grip of winter will never let go. Every venture out-of-doors requires bundling up–again. Coat, hat, scarf, gloves, boots. Ice on the sidewalks–again. Shoveling snow–again. The waiting-room carpet is a dirty disaster–again. Cars are filthy and cry for maintenance–again. Taxes are due–again.
The First Annual Ruegg Brothers Fishing Trip: Nature vs. Nurture The world of psychology has enjoyed a long, open debate regarding the effects of nature (our genetics) versus the effects of nurture (learned or environmental influences) on personality and behaviors. As four brothers raised in the same household, born to the same set of parents,
A Week in the Life . . . What would it look like if we were somehow granted the opportunity to peek into the daily life of a person who is practicing self-love–successfully acting as his/her own best friend? At the risk of repetition, the study of a person engaged in self-love would reveal a