The Fastest Way Is the Longest Way

by Dr. Brown on June 23, 2010

This small aphorism, seemingly contradictory and nonsensical, has stuck with me since the first time I heard it, more than 20 years ago. I like that it’s contradictory and that it makes you stop in your thoughts, retrace your steps, and take a more considered view of what is being posited. This simple statement is [...]

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Symptoms

by Dr. Brown on May 11, 2010

Everybody’s got ‘em. Whether it’s something physical that is a minor annoyance or an emotional sensation that makes you feel as though you want to crawl out of your skin, we all feel something we’d like to get rid of and out of our lives for good. While it’s true that no one wants to [...]

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Concentration

May 7, 2010

Some time ago, I was speaking with a woman who was telling me about the problems she had been having at work with a band of difficult co-workers and a particularly virulent supervisor. She mentioned that she had been off work for several months and could not imagine returning, and in the next breath, explained [...]

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Feeling Stuck ?

May 6, 2010

I was struck by an idea this evening as I answered a rare knock to my door. Namely, that if you’re feeling stuck in your life there are probably areas in your life where there isn’t much movement. Sounds obvious, right? You might point out the many daily activities you do as evidence of your [...]

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Discomfort

April 10, 2010

Imagine that you’re sitting in a chair or on a couch and you begin to feel uncomfortable. There might be a stitch in your side or a cramp in your leg or a twitch in your eye. What do you do? If you’re like most people, you shift position, you move to try to achieve [...]

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