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Licensed psychologist in San Antonio, Texas.

Go (Old, Boring) Spurs Go!

The San Antonio Spurs are leading 3-1 in the NBA Finals, well-poised to win their 5th NBA championship since 1999. Ironically, this team has a reputation for being “boring.” And now, with Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili in their late 30’s, they are also known as “old and boring!” How could this be? How could one of the greatest basketball players of all time and a team that has won numerous championships be considered boring? Continue reading

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Turning People into Trees

When you go out in the woods and you look at trees,
you see all these different trees.
And some of them are bent, and some of them
are straight, and some of them are evergreens,
and some of them are whatever.
And you look at the tree and you allow it. Continue reading

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The Problem with Helicopter Parenting

“Helicopter parenting” has become a familiar term, referring to the tendency of parents to “hover” over their children, micromanaging every aspect of their lives in order to “help” them succeed. Some degree of “hovering” is necessary, especially when children are very young. You really do need to monitor them to keep them safe. The problem I see is that parents often don’t know when or how it’s appropriate to pull back from this style of interaction. Continue reading

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Mommy Not So Dearest

How could you not love your mother? Shouldn’t you want to be close to her? Isn’t it bad to want her out of your life? Continue reading

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The Goose Story

The Goose Story Continue reading

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Courage

Every person reading this post has faced some hardship in life such as rejection, divorce, unemployment, death of a loved one, loneliness, or an illness. When life puts you in touch with your tremendous vulnerability, it is natural to experience fear and to have a sense of trepidation as you move forward. After all, you understand clearly that simply living your life exposes you to risk. Continue reading

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It Is Always Now

In the following video, author Sam Harris, urges us to accept that we are mortal beings who will die one day, so that we can shift our focus to what matters most–NOW. Continue reading

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