Session #20

After a busy last six weeks, I’m finally able to sit down and have a session here. This marks the twentieth and seems apropos to my journey. There are times when my memory kicks in and the past comes flooding back, making me both happy and sad at the same time. Happy that I left … More Session #20

Session #19

The last month was a whirlwind for me as I really celebrated Christmas more than ever. Sure, no big deal to most people and not an event that stirs much emotion in some but it was a joy to me that had not really been contemplated nor enjoyed to this extent. Most of that joy … More Session #19

Session #18

Christmas. It has arrived and in full force this year, earlier than ever. Since leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses back in 2008, I’ve only really experienced this holiday a few times in it’s flavour and colours. The last few years were celebrated with minimal flair and not really much enthusiasm. I could not get into it … More Session #18

Session #17

The last six weeks of my life have been filled with more ups and downs than a roller coaster on it’s high setting.. Some weeks have included lows that I hope to never revisit again in my lifetime and others with such highs that I welcome them again and again. Before my vacation to San … More Session #17

Session #16

As I’ve matured, many things have occurred at intervals that constitute an “ah-hah” moment. You know those times when everything simply falls int place and we know it has cemented itself in our brain. One of the basic foundations of our learning and maturation process is critical thinking. For me, this didn’t really start to … More Session #16

Session #15

As we grow and mature during this life, so many things are learned and unlearned. Traits and manners of being that will either help propel and progress us to being the type of personality we desire or become negative aspects. In my own case I can honestly say that many of my own behavioural patterns … More Session #15

Session #14

There are times when I look back on my many years as a Jehovah’s Witness and have positive memories as well as thankful thoughts for some of the training given to me. So not all of those years were a waste nor negative. Among these things I’d add public speaking, confidence in approaching others as … More Session #14

Session #13

The past is something we are supposed to learn from and not cling to. Something we can look back on with a keen sense of intelligence and understanding, not as being so close we can still sense and feel it. Of course, this is not always the case. For myself, it does creep back into … More Session #13

Session #12

How people around me view religion has been on my mind a lot over the last few weeks. Religion, the afterlife and what really means the most to others in my circles. Seems most of my friends are atheist/agnostic or mildly religious. Many are very spiritual and maintain a lifestyle that supports this or the … More Session #12

Session #11

As my life moves along nicely and enters deeper middle age, I reflect daily at how the good things have overtaken the bad. Most of the time when coming to the therapist here I’m reflecting about bad or negative things from the past. Last session I complained about not having many male friends and while how I … More Session #11