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It's a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found" ~ D.W. Winnicott

I hope you're proud of yourself for the times you've said 'yes' when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else." ~ Mr. Rogers

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Thoughts to Ponder:

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.
~ Bertrand Russel

I don’t think this needs much explanation, but here goes… The media constantly sends us contradicting messages; that we should reduce stress at all costs AND that we should hustle and grind. If you hustle and grind in misery and…

Earlier this year I started some re-branding and wrote “The Savagezen Story” to explore some of my principles and personal vision / mission. Also, in the beginning of 2021 I released a podcast episode titled “Success and Struggle in 2020.” …

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This essay was written early in my graduate career (2013) and while some of my views have changed, it seems particularly germane in today’s discussions of “woke-ness” and “cancel culture.”


This essay will discuss concerns of the author around suggested standards for practice in the category of multicultural counseling…

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Recently I’ve become fascinated with breath work though I’ve always been fond of mediation and other holistic practices — fancying myself a rather diverse health care provider. (Not to mention, as my newsletter and social handle imply — a cultured warrior / warrior poet!)

So, let’s get started with a…

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Originally published in 2015

This article begins an inquiry into the implications and applications of physician ­assisted suicide and euthanasia within the context of hospice and end of ­life healthcare; accompanied by psychological and therapeutic considerations. The foundation for this research lies in the acknowledgement of my own (the author’s)…

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This is a reflective essay I wrote in 2015 upon completing my Master’s program. In lieu of a comprehensive exam, I wrote this essay and it was examined and responded to by two pairs of mentors within the program; in addition to one advisor from another department.

The following is…


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