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Where Did Everybody Go?

I’ve been wondering if you’ve ever shared my recent experience. Over the past few years—and last year especially—my support system seems to have left the building. There’s been an exodus from Chattanooga of some of my ...

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Shoring Up Our Inner Strength

Those of you who are regular Shrink Rappers know that this is the time of year when we look at setting goals for the year ahead, exploring the power of intentions (over resolutions), and discovering ways to begin (or continue) ... more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:32 PM Shrink Rap 2 Comments

Homo for the Holidays (Revisited)

If you are someone who loves spending intimate, quality holiday time with your family, sitting around the Thanksgiving table or Christmas tree with siblings, in-laws, aunts, uncles and assorted others, raise your drumstick high! more »

Dec 2, 2015 1:48 PM Shrink Rap

Stories of Hardship and Hope

I want to share a few stories with you. This afternoon, I received a call from Keith, a good friend of mine, who told me he had just lost his job. He is a very conscientious worker, had a lot of responsibility in his position ... more »

Nov 4, 2015 2:51 PM Shrink Rap

Using Your (Brain) Power for Good

Here’s what we know: It’s good to relax. Deep, conscious breathing accomplishes this, along with improving pain management, and could even help us live longer. When I teach meditation and breathing techniquesto folks who ... more »

Oct 7, 2015 12:16 PM Shrink Rap

Managing the Summer Blues

One of my favorite things to do on a rainy, muggy, summer day is to curl up with a huge glass of iced tea and a favorite book…or watch a classic movie with a big bowl of popcorn, usually a couple of snoring pups by my side ... more »

Sep 2, 2015 2:07 PM Shrink Rap

Whose “Right and Wrong” Are We Talking About?

Over the years I’ve worked with many folks who, unfortunately, were raised with a damaging version of “right” and “wrong.” Their well-meaning parents (or whichever authority figure) would impose unrealistically ... more »

Aug 5, 2015 2:59 PM Shrink Rap

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