COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Posts by Jeremy J. Lanning

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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My Wife Is Just A Nurse

My wife is just a nurse. I met my wife early in the morning, within the cold, sterile, solitude of a sleepy operating room. We were both setting up our different workspaces for the same procedure. She was a student in a Nurse Anesthesia program and I was a weathered Surgical Technologist and graduate student…

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The 90’s Called

The 90’s called and it has some observations to share. Some insights to make today a little bit better. “I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me.” – Eddie Vedder Please indulge me here, this is not about nostalgia. It’s about pragmatism. I was thinking earlier today about what’s missing, in…

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To Catch a Fox

The Berkley Hunt, 1842 “The Chase.” (Oil on Canvas) By: Francis Calcraft Turner.  If I could only figure out what this painting means to me. Or meant to me. Or why it causes me to feel the way I do when I partake of it. I am standing in my bedroom, looking at this piece…

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You’re Home… So What

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald. What does it mean to you when your spouse comes home after a long day? That mid-day transition that often makes or breaks the rest of…

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Men, This Blog’s for You

It’s been awhile since I could say I loved myself as well… How are you? Maybe you’re alone. Maybe you’re not. Maybe you’re happy. Maybe you’re not. Maybe you’re a father. Maybe you’re not. Maybe you can’t be. Maybe that ship has sailed. Maybe you’re lost. Maybe you’ve finally been found. Maybe you’re in love.…

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Write Your Spouse or Partner a Love Letter…Today

Write Your Spouse or Partner a Love Letter…Today. What would it take for you to write your spouse or partner a love letter today? Ask yourself that question and see what answer you get. What would be the reason not to? It would literally change the course of your day. Are things going so well…

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