Blog: The Inquiring Mind

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It's not what life throws at you; it's how you catch it

That’s the best summary of what I learned from more than three decades in the therapist’s chair. And it’s a fitting description for what I’m interested in writing about now. My clients showed me what it takes to survive illness, loss, trauma, and dysfunction. These days, while I can still see evidence of the same kinds of trouble featured on the nightly news, I just don’t get to see the backstory that explains the survival. I miss it. I may catch a fragment from the last 30 seconds of the broadcast – the heart-warming account of the little boy who was able to call 911 to save his Grandma because he learned about it that very day at school. Or of the strangers who risked their safety to pull

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