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Welcome to my Blog!

Writing is one of my passions.  I have found it to be both a great hobby and an agent of healing for myself and many of my clients.  In this blog, I plan to share thoughts on various topics. Some will be related to my practice and others will be more creative in nauture.  It is my hope that these writings will create a useful opportunity for interaction.

Ten Ego Checks That Help Relationships

When talking about consciousness or awareness, a major key is being able to control the ego.  In Freudian terms, the ego can get complicated, but when I discuss it all I mean is that part of the personality that acts by impulse in the function of demanding wants and...

A Break from Chaos

  Today I attended a lecture on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy given by UTPB’s Assistant Professor in Counseling, Robert Zeglin, Ph.D., LPC, NCC.  It was last week that I registered for the lecture, and I remember thinking that I’d not studied REBT in-depth,...

Martin Luther King Day and Being Together

I’ve always liked Dr. King, even as a kid in elementary school, when I didn’t really understand the impact of his life on twentieth century America and the world.  Little did I realize in Mrs. Smith’s class in the fifth grade that King’s death had come just about a...

Yogurt Stains and My Lack of Cool

I don’t have my shit together. What a crass way to start of a blog post, right? I’ll add to the previous statement—I’m not under any illusions that I have my shit together. If I was listening to someone while in the counseling seat, my first questions would be, “What...

Burritos and Life Lessons

Not long ago I entered the Taco Villa drive through at an Odessa location with the intention of getting a bean and cheese burrito to tide me over for a couple of hours. Being fairly cheap, and at that moment needing fairly cheap food prepared quickly, reliable Tex-Mex...

Cooking and Other Unique Gifts

I’m not really much of a cook. The men and women on all sides of my family seemed to have enjoyed it, but it really feels like a lot of energy to do it. Of course, I do so sometimes, but really only when I have to. I excel at boiling water, softening hard pasta,...

Reaching Out

A friend of mine and I were discussing coping skills lately and doing our share of miscommunicating.  It seemed she was under the impression that I thought one of her coping skill, withdrawal, was a bad one.  When I learned this, I wondered to myself what could have...