Reluctant Therapist

Monthly posts inspired by patients



Becoming ALPHA

There was a time in my twenties that I fit the popular definition of Alpha but I was NOT. When I was eighteen I graduated from a small Indiana high school; graduating class of 198 small. At 6′ 4″ and… Continue Reading →

Your Life on a Post-it

 99 % of your day is written on a Post-it note. You know you feel it. The culprit is not your schedule as much as it is your brain. It seems your brain doesn’t think anything in your day is more… Continue Reading →

Got Faith?

What makes good character? Funny you should ask. There are four traits or virtues  that seem to form good character; know what they are? Click  on Virtue 101. At a parenting workshop I was asked, “What is the one thing we [parents]… Continue Reading →

The Best U

Every one has heard or said, “Be the best you can be.” O.K.? I mean isn’t that obvious. How about telling me HOW to be the best I can be. The Greeks tackled that about 1500 years ago. The word… Continue Reading →

Justice is not Equal

There are seven virtues. That’s right, only seven. Four of them play a pivotal role and accordingly are called “cardinal.” The other three are the theological virtues and play a direct role in the other four. Only seven virtues! Now there… Continue Reading →

Give ME Courage

I know a girl from Kansas that had three friends. One sought Prudence, one Love and the other Courage. Courage is the choice and willingness to confront  agony, pain, danger or uncertainty. Did you catch that? It is a CHOICE. Virtues are… Continue Reading →


Today is Black Friday, or it was when I wrote this. The day devoted to over-indulgence follows a day of abundant thanks for what we have, that’s Thanksgiving the American way. You have to read that last part with a… Continue Reading →

A Girl Named Prudence

Aristotle said a virtue is a point between a deficiency and an excess of a trait. We Americans say, “To much of a good thing is not good.” Remember Virtue 101? You do not have to be good all the time… Continue Reading →

Virtue 101

Virtue; now there is a word for ya. For me, an American boy raised in the Bible belt, it calls up all the things a good boy should be; Faithful, Hopeful, and Charitable. A virtue is many things done many… Continue Reading →

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