As an East Coast transplant and a Letterman fan, Iíve always loved the absurdity of this quote. Yet, thereís a bit of nostalgia for me because Fall used to be my favorite season. Nowadays, I find this time of year tolerable, but there will always be a part of me that misses the cooler days and the changing of the leaves back East. Donít get me wrong—after thirty years, L.A. is home for me, and in so many ways, I love my life here. I guess Iíll just keep looking for the birds falling from the trees.
Itís Not About the Sex
Not only does the Autumn season bring shorter days, itís also the season of edits and revisions for my upcoming book, Itís Not About the Sex. I suppose editing is like being a bear as I retreat to my den and hibernate until all of the edits are complete. And after all of the revisions have been made, Iíll re-emerge ready to share the fruits of my labor.
The Curiosity Project
The Curiosity Project magically emerged in my life during a time of great losses. I was thirty-years-old and did not yet know how to hold so much loss. I was sitting on my front porch in Los Angeles; heartbroken, stuck, staring down the barrel of another beautiful sunny day. This was when the gift appeared. A voice within me said, I cannot do this again today. I cannot sit here and eat my feelings like cake. Then a solution, Go do things youíve never done before.
The Principles of Group Psychotherapy
The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (www.gpala.org) is offering this 2-day course, and Iíll be part of the faculty with my esteemed colleagues, Monica Farassat, Michael Frank and Keith Rand. I hope to see some of you in November at Clearview Treatment Center in Venice, CA.
This past July I travelled to Boulder with Claudia Lewis to attend a weekend Master Class with Dr. David Grand, the founder of Brainspotting. After watching him demonstrate Brainspotting for three days, I returned to my practice feeling more freedom, creativity and spontaneity with my clients. Please let me know if I can answer any questions or curiosities you may have for me.
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