COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Posts by Jeremy J. Lanning

Podcast Companion: Session 20 – Suicide

Suicide Definition CDC:   Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves with the intent to end their life, but they do not die as a result of their actions. What we know about suicide only comes from those who have been unsuccessful at…

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“Is he okay?” The First Words of a Mother

“Is he okay?” Is there anything more beautiful than the words of a mother? Is there anything more comforting than the words of a mother? Is there anything more patient than the words of a mother? Is there anything more gentle and corrective than the words of a mother? Is there anything more necessary than…

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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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