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
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
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
Superhero movies have taken over. Avengers Infinity War was recently released making it the 19th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That is, this is the 19th movie in the last 10 years focusing on the same characters. There have been three Spider man reboots in the last 14 years as well. So what is … More Hulk Smash: Why we keep seeing the Avengers movies
Jay-z rapped the OG 99 problems lyric, but in 2013 Bill Murray perhaps made it more relatable to all of us. I say the above statement at least once a day to myself. This is because everyday, like everyone else, I am thrust out into the world and have to deal with the tedious efforts … More I’ve got 99 problems and they are all made up in my head.
Olympic figure skating is under way. And, since Mirai Nagasu just became the first American woman to complete a triple axle in Olympic competition, I guess it is a good time to talk about the first American woman to complete the maneuver in any competition… Tonya Harding. I’m too young to remember exactly what happened … More I, Tonya: Becoming a punch line
Recently I was very excited to find a Christmas picture from my childhood. I was so excited about this picture that I shared it with my father. He was, however, less pleased with the photo. While for me, this picture brought back fabulous memories of a happy childhood and celebrating my favorite holiday, for my … More Broken Perceptions: A picture is worth a thousand words
Have you ever got the feeling that maybe all the sane workers quit and that is how your current boss rose to power? Or are they secretly an enemy sleeper agent sabotaging the office from the inside (see info graphic below)? Also are they eliminating anyone who figures this out? If this is the case, … More Code Word El Jefe: What I have learned from working for horrible bosses