Advice

Advice, we heard recently, is criticism given in a cashmere sweater. And we give advice so casually in everyday conversation. The intent is admirable; seemingly, we want to help people who are struggling with a decision, an action, a goal or desire etc. Novelist Erica...

What’s important? What’s important!

Motivational interviewing is, by definition, arranging conversations so that people talk themselves into change based on their own values and beliefs. The key words in this MI description are “arranging conversations.” As interviewers, we arrange...

satisfied striving

Everything in life is constantly evolving, changing, transforming, moving toward something new. And we are tempted so often, lured to status quo or to the notion that success or even being content is a destination. In working with clients and patients regarding...

What and how people practice

There is an adage that says, practice makes perfect. And that saying is both overstated and over-simplified. Renowned American football coach, Vince Lombardi refined this platitude to, “perfect practice makes perfect.” In terms of human behaviour and human...