Category Archives: professional development

What do you mean?

“What do you mean?” I ask this question often, in therapy and elsewhere. And, I encourage you to ask it too. Why? Because we routinely assume that we understand (know) what we, and others are saying – people we know well and people we don’t – and equally often, we … Read more




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Showing Emotions at Work–The Possibility Practice in The New York Times Career Couch

In September of 2012, I contributed to a New York Times article in Eilene Zimmerman’s Career Couch column. The article, “Finding the Roots of Your Office Anger” poses many questions about how to deal with emotions in the workplace. One question the article poses is, “How does suppressing emotions at … Read more




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Federer Shares the Secret to Success: Practice (Makes Possible)

I just watched the 2012 Wimbledon Tennis Championships, where Roger Federer, hailed as the best tennis player ever to play the game, just won the men’s singles title (his 7th Wimbledon title), and reclaimed his status as the #1 ranked tennis player in the world – at the ripe old … Read more




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