Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still.
For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.
A couple of weeks ago, Jim Tompkins died. Jim was the father of my two oldest friends in the world, Mark and Derek Tompkins. I’ve known these guys since preschool. We were inseparable growing up and we’re still friends to this day.
People come to therapy for a lot of different reasons. Ideally, you come because you want to know yourself at greater depth, and you want to bring more skill to your relationships. You want to live more deliberately and in greater alignment with your deepest values and aspirations.