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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Articles worth reading - Most Of What We Think of As “Love” is Bullshit

As a marriage counselor, I hear people say all the time that they love somebody or somebody told them that they loved them and when I ask "How do you define love?" most people seem irritated, annoyed, put on the spot, and defensive.

What is "love" and what isn't "love." This is an important question that haunts us our whole lives. "Most Of What We Think Of As "Love" is Bullshit" is an important article which gives a lot of ideas for thought and reflection.

Access it by clicking here.


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Gambling is a state sponsored addiction especially with state run lotteries


Gambling addiction is a big deal to the person suffering from it and the person's family and community.

Gambling addicition is a government sponsored and encouraged addiction. All but six states run lotteries (Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah).

About 95% of problem gamblers play state sponsored lotteries.

10 - 15% of people buy 80% of lottery tickets.

Lotteries brought in $17.7 billion in 2015.

For more click here.

To learn where to get help with a gambling problem click here.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dependence on AI - Be careful!

How does the U.S. economy stack up compared to other countries over history?



The optimal functioning of Democracy depends on educated, well informed citizens. Most Americans are woefully ignorant or they could not have elected as incompetent a chief executive as Donald J. Trump in 2016. One of the goals of this blog is to provide information so that people are better informed of the world around them and can make better decisions about things that affect their own and the mutual welfare of humanity.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Peer psychotherapist support meeting feedback




Supervision Feedback Sheet

Directions:
Please place a hashmark on the line which most closely measures your degree of satisfaction with the indicator. The far left is 0% and the far right is 100%. The middle of the line would be 50%. Complete this feedback sheet as soon as you are able after the meeting. Bring it for discussion at the next subsequent meeting.

Date of the meeting_________________________________

1. I had an opportunity to talk about what I wanted to talk about.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10  

2. I felt understood.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

3. I was able to clarify my thoughts and feelings about the topics under discussion.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

4. As a result of the discussion I gained in confidence in my own functioning.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                  10

5. As a result of the discussion I gained in confidence in my purpose in working with the cases and situations reviewed.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

6. I was able to generate and/or obtain new ideas about how to proceed.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10




7. As the meeting unfolded I felt I could trust the process and be more self disclosing.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

8. The things discussed were relevant and useful.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

9. A couple of things I got out of the meeting are:

            1.

            2,

10. A couple of things I would change in future meetings to improve the experience are:

            1.

            2.

11. Please prioritize the benefits below from 1 = most important to 3 = lesser importance.

            ____ Personal and professional support for my work.


            _____ It helped me know better what to do or not to do in my work to facilitate better outcomes.

            _____ It helped me grow in my professional knowledge and skills.

            _____ Other -

12. The time and effort to reflect and provide feedback on this supervisory process is worth it.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10




13. I would like the feedback process to continue to be part of our meetings.

[__________________________________________________________________________]
0                                                                                                                                                   10

14. Some questions I would like added to this feedback sheet are:



15. Questions which can be deleted from this feedback sheet are: (list numbers)

                                                                                               

Nora McInerny - Grief: Moving on or moving forward?


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