Blog Posts

The Season…

by Jim on November 26, 2013

In two and a half days, America will go shopping. Unofficially the Friday after Thanksgiving starts the beginning of the holiday season for Americans. While this is a season that’s supposed to be of kindness and good cheer, what’s often not talked about is that this is also a season for being obliged or obligated. Obligated to […]

Self Defeating Beliefs (SDBs)

by Jim on October 16, 2013

Self Defeating Beliefs are simply the LIES that we tell ourselves. They are the lies that tell us… I can’t  I’m not good enough I’m not worthy I’m crap/scum/etc… I won’t make it It won’t get better These are all lies that we tell ourselves. I know I’ve told myself many of these. They were so […]

Of Fathers…Of Men

by Jim on June 16, 2013

On my Facebook page today I noticed many, many people posting pictures of their fathers, or their families when they were younger, all of which included a father. Some father’s had passed, and the pictures were to remember those positive attributes that a healthy father, and the role he plays in the lives of a […]

I just got done doing a interview show with the founder/president of Speaker Services, where I have promoted my business of therapy and coaching and speaking.  No sooner did I get off the “set” that I saw a text of encouragement from someone on my phone. That got me to thinking about how absolutely vital […]

A Latin YouTube Video About HIV

by Jim on April 16, 2013

I found this video series just last week, and I’ve watched all four parts. I was moved enough by its message to want to share it with you. I’m only posting the first video (maybe I’ll post more), but I am recommending all  all four videos. To be clear, I do not endorse, nor recommend […]

Exercise and the Therapist…

by Jim on March 30, 2013

### This blog is about a therapist–a person–who is going to, at least this blog, share about himself and his journey back into exercise. Exercise can be scary for some, not at all interesting for others, and there’s “nothing but exercise” for the die hard exercisers out there. For me, and this was back in […]

### The term “Coming Out” generally refers to men and women who are in the process of openly sharing, for the first time, that they like, as in they romantically or sexually like, other men, or like other women, or both. I’m not going to be talking about whether or not “bisexual” is an orientation […]

Don’t Feel That Way…

by Jim on March 18, 2013

“Ah, don’t feel sad…” “Don’t feel that way…” “Don’t feel guilty….” Commonly, and often, we’re told not to feel something. To that I say STOP. Feel it. It’s okay to feel it. You’re not going to melt, it WILL stop, you won’t kill anyone with your anger (unless you use violence). Just now, someone told […]

To Do For Others…

by Jim on March 16, 2013

### I just got off the phone with someone. They described all that they were doing for others. Doing and doing and doing and doing and doing…and doing…and doing…and doing…for others. When I see them in person, that’s what they talk about, too, what they’re doing for others. Oh, they’re not saying “Oh, look at […]

A friend’s depression (part 1)

by Jim on February 4, 2013

### A friend of mine who lives on the East Coast called and was sharing how he was experiencing challenging times recently. Because I’m, well, I’m me, I asked what was happening. As the conversation progressed, it was clear he was experiencing the signs and symptoms of what’s called a “depressive episode” in the world […]