The Monkey Trap: Reflecting on the New Year

The tale of how to catch a monkey can be found in many works including mindfulness guru John Kabat-Zinn’s book Full Catastrophe Life and American philosopher Robert M. Pirsig’s work Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. And although the details sometimes vary, the moral remains the same. You catch a monkey by carving a … More The Monkey Trap: Reflecting on the New Year

LJ <3’s Peter: 3 Takeaways from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

My last blog post was about a rom-com and this one is going to be too. Am I revealing too much about myself as a therapist and lifting the Freudian psychoanalytical veil by obviously exposing my love of rom-coms? Oh well. Netflix hit gold this summer by investing in the mid-budget rom-com that has fallen … More LJ <3’s Peter: 3 Takeaways from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Crazy Rich Asians: Calm, collected decision making

Crazy Rich Asians topped the box office for the second weekend in a row and has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film adaptation of the book by the same name is creating quite the buzz for several reasons including featuring a mostly Asian cast and putting Rom-Coms back on top.  Although the book … More Crazy Rich Asians: Calm, collected decision making

Tell Siri Goodnight

In the recently released Tell the Machine Goodnight by Katie Williams, a machine can provide each character the key to their individual happiness, often in the form of a simple, seemingly inconsequential suggestion, like “eat more honey,” or “move your desk next to a window.” This central premise allows the novel to discuss our relationships … More Tell Siri Goodnight