How I learned to stop worrying and love Tiana’s Splash Mountain

I have not been a person historically comfortable with change. I don’t think this makes me particularly unique amongst human beings as we are generally not comfortable with change. But, the mere thought of change has generally sent me into an emotional state and caused such distress that I am unwilling and unable to putContinue reading “How I learned to stop worrying and love Tiana’s Splash Mountain”

Acculturated Minnesotan

Thinking about travel makes me think about the things I have learned from the various places we have lived and visited over the years. From France, I learned mindfulness and pursuit of pleasure in daily tasks. From England, a sense of tradition and history. From Northern Minnesota, the peace of waiting for the call ofContinue reading “Acculturated Minnesotan”

Readiness to change

When I’m working with a client, one of the first things I have to assess is how ready they are to change. There are formal questionnaires that can be used to measure how ready an alcoholic is to give up drinking or how ready an addict is to give up their drug of choice. ForContinue reading “Readiness to change”