the intensive journal process

i haven’t written anything about journaling for a while, so i was very pleased when i got an offer to write a paid review for the progoff intensive journal® program. it was a particularly nice surprise because i actually own ira progoff’s at a journal workshop, the basic text and guide for using the intensive… Continue reading the intensive journal process

carnival of eating disorders – july 2008

welcome to the july 31, 2008 edition of carnival of eating disorders! i’m doing something today that i’ve never done before: i’m using the “predigested” version put together by the blog carnival.  normally i put a lot of care and effort into my blog carnivals but i have to confess that i’m still a bit… Continue reading carnival of eating disorders – july 2008

cults

during the blogathon, one of the entries was about about a woman leaving a cult. coincidentally, just a few days later, one of my stumbleupon friends pointed me to steven hassan’s work. interestingly enough, this also led me to another article relevant to a blogathon post about guru shopping. from what i’ve seen so far,… Continue reading cults

blogathon: blogging for the canadian mental health association

bill* started participating with CMHA’s recreation program in 1999. his first event was a four-day camping trip with four staff and twenty-three other participants who he had never met before. bill made an instant impression though – he wore a big black cowboy hat and bermuda shorts, and displayed a genuine appreciation for the opportunity… Continue reading blogathon: blogging for the canadian mental health association

blogathon: therapy, and then … ? a short story

this is an entry for my participation in the 2008 blogathon, a 24-hour marathon of blogging. please support the cause and donate – however much, however little – to the canadian mental health association (vancouver/burnaby branch). to donate, email me or use this URL: www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?CharityID=d2252. you should be able to get there by clicking the… Continue reading blogathon: therapy, and then … ? a short story

blogathon: compassionate curiosity, knowledge and objectification

posed in a tone of compassionate curiosity, “why?” is transformed from rigid accusation to an open-minded, even scientific question. instead of hurling an accusatory brick at your own head (e.g., “i’m so stupid, when will i ever learn,” etc.), the question “why did i do this again, knowing full well the consequences?” can become the… Continue reading blogathon: compassionate curiosity, knowledge and objectification