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Traveling The Roadways Of Life

While living in California, I was hosted for several summers in Indiana by a progressive Congregational church in Ft. Wayne to give a series of seminars and talks. Their congregation included a mixed population of male and female, gay and ...

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It all started with a bumper sticker I saw at a local concert. It read: “Speak your mind, even if your voice quivers.” I thought, right on! I loved it because speaking one’s mind is a self-esteem issue. It’s far too often that the oppressed ... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:02 PM Shrink Rap

Picture this: A 50-something man lying on the floor, playing with a rambunctious mongrel, assorted chew toys and balls scattered about. Wet licks are given freely. Friendly growls accompany head-lunges. Belly-pouncing is out of control. more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM Shrink Rap

I want to invite you to think of a place, real or imagined, where you feel safe. Secure. Happy, even joyous. At peace. Centered and fully alive. That may seem like a lot to ask, but let your mind float freely. Did you have a personal little ... more

Jul 5, 2017 11:23 AM Shrink Rap

I wish to share with you a story about a former patient of mine whom I worked with many years ago in Los Angeles. Let’s call her “Janine”. Throughout Janine’s childhood she received some very powerful, toxic, esteem-damaging messages, especially ... more

May 31, 2017 10:39 AM Shrink Rap

Extreme stress is a part of life, as we all can relate to having moments where everything just feels like too much. Or we feel alone with our burdens. We may suffer a health crisis, financial crisis, or a crisis of faith. Maybe it’s a ... more

May 3, 2017 11:51 AM Shrink Rap

My best friend is dying. I refer to my best friend of the furry, four-legged variety. For the past decade, regular Shrink-Rappers have known Betty Lou, my 14-year old loving companion who has filled my household with happiness, belly laughs, and ... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:21 PM Shrink Rap

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