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3 Things That Butter Taught Me


My mom loves butter and I had never understood why. Everything she has ever made has been from scratch. I can’t think of anything that she has made that I didn’t like. That’s a lie. As a kid there were plenty of times that my mom made something that I didn’t like. She may have…


The Rest of The Window

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Johari Window …that is. If you have a confused look on your face, go back to one the most recent blog posts. This is where I explain what the Johari Window is and what is important about Quadrant #1 (a.k.a. “the arena” or open area) and #2 (a.k.a. the blind area). [if you don’t recall,…


Why Do 2 Psychologists Need a Window?

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There’s no punch line. They made their own window. The two gentlemen were Joseph Luft and Harry (short for Harrington) Ingham. They couldn’t think of a good name, evidentially, so they called it the Johari Window. The Johari (pronounced “Joe-Harry”) Window is a tool. It was created in 1955 while they were studying group dynamics…


Why Did 2017 Suck?


Think about 2016. Do you remember it? Of course you don’t. Now, you may remember various events. Maybe you had an accomplishment or lost a loved one, but on the whole you really don’t remember that much. Think about 2017. You probably recall a little bit more. Sometimes you may recall certain feelings along with…


Wanna Know How To Get To The Next Level?


Start by asking yourself a question, “Why am I asking myself this question?” It’s because you know that something is holding you back. You have a firm understanding that there is another level. It’s as if you’ve been given a gift, but you’re not allowed to open it. Once you’re given permission and open it,…


How Do We Stop Thinking About My I?


This is hard to talk about. It’s hard to explain, but there’s a fine line that people don’t usually see. However, if they can’t hear it they can feel it. It’s the fine line that separates someone sharing their story in order to gain something, like money, or giving something, like hope. Over the last…


How Do You Catch a Mouse?

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How to catch a mouse seems obvious until he’s in YOUR house. My first thought was to ignore it and hoped that it went away. Connie, my wife, didn’t care for that approach. So, I did what anyone else would do given such a difficult circumstance. I asked a neighbor. But not just any neighbor….