MATT'S MUSINGS

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I plan to post something weekly that I hope will be helpful to clients or other site visitors.

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  • 6/8/20 Perception is Reality or Reality TV?
    This pandemic situation reminds me of a maxim that resonates with me. It is the humanistic / postmodern perspective that perception is reality. Now I do believe there are some absolute Read more
  • 7/15/20 Guilty as Charged
    I learned what I think is an important distinction from Brene' Brown. It relates to the difference between guilt and shame. I know in the past I was guilty of using these words Read more
  • 7/9/20 COVID Crazy
    These certainly feel like "crazy times"! It's hard to maintain sanity, peace, balance. I honestly don't even like the labels "crazy" or "insane". To me we are all a little Read more
  • 7/1/20 Here We Go Again
    It's depressing, frustrating and downright scary to see the Covid infection numbers spiking again in our country and Missouri. Luckily, our immediate area does not seem to be experiencing as Read more
  • 6/24/20 Too Simple to Believe
    I'd like to pass along a relaxation technique that I share with most of my clients (especially anyone who experiences anxiety). These are stressful times. We can easily fall prey to emotional Read more
  • 6/17/20 Expectations Are Premeditated Resentments
    I first heard this statement from my friend and counseling mentor, Tim Jones when I first opened my practice. Tim shared that it was from the AA program. This came Read more
  • 6/10/20 Give the Kid a Choice
    One of my favorite parenting tools was taught to me by our "Parents as Teachers" lady who came to our home when our son was young to assess his readiness Read more
  • 6/3/20 Just What We Needed (NOT!)
    Just as I start to get more comfortable that the virus spread does not seem to be exploding after a relaxing of precautions, we are now dealing with a new Read more
  • 5/27/20 Mind Control
    If you are experiencing fears, possibly even fears that at some level you know are irrational, you are not alone. Our thoughts have a deeply profound impact on our emotional state; Read more
  • 5/20/20 Awareness is the First Step of all Change and Growth
    I am hearing a lot of clients report they are noticing that they are getting irritated, angry, or shouting at their kids more. Some say they are biting their nails more Read more
  • 5/7/20 Sporadic Sunshine
    My view of light at then end of this pandemic tunnel keeps coming and going like sunshine in spring. Just when I thought I was seeing the light of hope and optimism about Read more
  • 4/29/20 Let There Be Light!
    Ok, we are certainly not out of the darkness yet, but I think I am starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. Or, am I hallucinating from isolation? It Read more
  • 4/22/20 Pandemic Prophesy
    No I'm not making predictions about an end to this.  I have no crystal ball. I am however starting to experience an intuitive hunch that things are on the verge of getting Read more
  • 4/16/20 Pandemic Ponderings
    This is surreal. So much change, so fast. So much uncertainty about the future. When will things get back to something similar to my previous "normal" life? No one knows! Here is what I Read more

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