COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Posts by Jeremy J. Lanning

Remembering 9/11 – Among the Unaware

It is 9/11/2019 and I am in my psychotherapy office listening to Debussy, “Suite Bergamasque, L.75: III. Clair De Lune” performed by François-Joël Thiollier. It’s a somber piece. A favorite of mine. It’s 8:40 am. 3 minutes ago on 9/11/2001, Boston’s air traffic control center alerts the Air Force’s Northeast Air Defense Sector of Mohamed…

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The Warrior Mother Is The Sentry To Her Child

I came across a pair of house-boots the other day. My wife’s in fact. They were worn but sturdy. They were familiar yet imposing. They instantly conjured up vivid images of my time in the military. Weathered and beaten jump-boots, rack-side by a sleeping marine. Sturdy, slip-proof, and steel-toed boondockers, bunk-side by a sleeping sailor.…

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My Top 20 Favorite Films:

My Top 20 Favorite Films: In Order. Interstellar – 2014 Good Will Hunting – 1997 Lone Wolf McQuade – 1983 Star Wars – 1977 Drive – 2011 The Life Aquatic – 2004 The Departed – 2006 No Country for Old Men – 2007 To Live and Die in L.A. – 1985 Fletch – 1985 My…

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Letter To My Children

This letter is for you, my children. First and foremost know that I love you with all of my heart and all of my being, always, now more than ever, regardless of when or where this letter finds you. My heart is bursting with pride at who you are and who you’ll become. I want…

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Social Media: A Theatrical Production

Prime Discovery I was looking around Facebook this morning and was astounded by the words of people. This is not new of course, but I feel a sort of terminal velocity occurring in my consciousness. I’m wearing thin. No thread is safe from unhinged speech. Could these really be functioning adults? Too many of my…

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I’m A Dad

I’m a dad… If you ask me where I am, I’ll tell you. If you ask me how I am, I’ll tell you. If you ask me who I am, I’ll tell you, I’m a dad. That’s me. That’s who I am. If you ask me why I am, I’ll tell you, I’m here to…

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Podcast Companion: Session 9 – They Only Bully the Strong

Podcast Session # 9 – They Only Bully the Strong (show notes.) “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi  “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”     Mahatma Gandhi “To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in…

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Podcast Companion: Session 8 – Who Are You, Really

Podcast Companion: Session #8 – Who Are You, Really Simply put, when a person has a good self-concept and they are congruent they are creative. When a person has a poor self-concept and they are incongruent they destructive. “The time you feel lonely; is the time you most need to be by yourself.”– Douglas Copeland…

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Suicide By Gun Range: The Secret Epidemic – **Trigger Warning**

Trigger Warning:  Topics: Suicide, Gun Violence, Trauma, Tragedy. Read With Caution. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-272-8255 (TALK) Available 24 hrs. per day. Please tell me, when will we invest in the lives of others? All of us? In all others? Regardless of race, religion, age, or personal orientation. How can suicide or drug addiction be…

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