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Art Interpretation
Wilkinson Rebecca

10/15 Sometimes a Cigar Is Not a Cigar…

Sometimes a cigar is not a cigar.  Perception is a tricky little creature.  We know that what we “see”, what we think is “reality”, is susceptible to all sorts of biochemical mechanisms.  What seems clearly obvious to some may be completely invisible

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Gioia

09/15 Sweet Dreams

“Sleep is the best meditation.” Dalai Lama Sleeping well has always been one of my super strengths.  I’m just really good at it, and I often feel that most of my best creative ideas are formed when I’m snoozing away. 

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Gioia

07/15 Crafting a Life Full of Meaning

When Rebecca and I work with caregivers and therapists, we often find that when they bring up meaning in life as an aspect of happiness that their eyes really light up. Just last month, as we spoke to the staff

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Rebecca Wilkinson, ATR-BC, LCPAT

06/15 Getting Clear on Your Core Values

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” Roy Disney Seems pretty straightforward–we assume we know what our values are, right?!  But when we propose this activity in our workshops and groups, it often draws a blank

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Rebecca Wilkinson, ATR-BC, LCPAT

05/15 Burned Out or Filled Up?

Gioia and I were talking about ways to manage burn out and got intrigued by the evocative nature of that descriptor–burn out. The expression evokes all sorts of visual images: a flame sputtering and then extinguishing, a light bulb crackling

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Gioia

04-15 Low-Key Joy

When we work with people in substance abuse recovery, we focus on identifying positive emotions they’d want to experience if their recovery from addiction goes as well as it possibly could. Using this “fake it ’til you make it” approach

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