Notes for the Family


Mr. Strangeloves Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Facebook

Posted by on March 14, 2016 in For all, Notes for the Family, Reflections, Relationships | 0 comments

Mr. Strangeloves Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Facebook

This note is dedicated in loving memory to Stanley Kubrick and to all of our long lost friends. Hello Families! Stanley Kubrick is the greatest or one of the greatest photographers of all time. He showed the world the infinite possibilities of science fiction and cinema. His filmography is vast and includes: Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb; and 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was noted by Steven Spielberg that Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, co-written with Arthur C. Clarke, was like “The Big...

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A Small Reflection, No. 4

Posted by on March 12, 2016 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Happiness, Notes for the Family, Reflections | 0 comments

A Small Reflection, No. 4

“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” Calvin...

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An Ode to Ronda Rousey

Posted by on March 4, 2016 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Happiness, Reflections | 0 comments

An Ode to Ronda Rousey

Hello families! I wish no one had to fight. I wish no one had to fight for money or for a living. I wish an end to all violence towards all things. We can make that happen together. But I love Ronda Rousey. She fights for money. She’s the best female fighter of her generation, possibly ever. But she is also compassion and courage embodied. You can see her female warrior spirit and I bet she loves to be nurturing. I think she’d be a good role model for the intervention and prevention of sexual abuse. We will end sexual abuse for...

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The New Experience: Psychological Trauma Can Be Healed, pt. 2

Posted by on February 23, 2016 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Notes for the Family, Relationships | 0 comments

The New Experience: Psychological Trauma Can Be Healed, pt. 2

Hello Families! In a simple way, the part of us that is capable of limitless possibility is the neuron. Your bodies have a limitless capacity to heal. We are not like starfish; if we lose an arm it will not grow back (the exciting exception to this are stem cells.) However, just like our skin grows new cells to repair an injury, our brains can grow new neurons. How is this possible? Through new experiences in relationship. The key to healing trauma is developing a new kind of relationship with the parts of you which hold burdens....

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Psychological Trauma Can Be Healed, pt. 1

Posted by on February 22, 2016 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Notes for the Family, Relationships | 0 comments

Psychological Trauma Can Be Healed, pt. 1

Hello Families! Neuroscience and modern innovations in psychotherapy are now confirming that psychological trauma can be healed. There are now more than 300 therapy practices that are recognized as empirically valid in the United States for the treatment of trauma. One such valid trauma treatment practice is called Internal Family Systems. According to Richard Schwartz, a leading trauma theoretician and founder of the Internal Family Systems model, humans have the infinite capacity to heal. Dr. Schwartz thinks about trauma not as an event or...

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A Small Reflection, no. 3

Posted by on February 22, 2014 in Notes for the Family, Reflections | 0 comments

A Small Reflection, no. 3

Each and every master, regardless of era or place, heard the call and attained harmony with Heaven and Earth. There are many paths to the top of Mt. Fuji, but there is only one summit– love. –Morihei Ueshiba as translated by John...

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A Small Reflection, No. 2

Posted by on August 9, 2013 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Happiness, Notes for the Family, Reflections, Stress Reduction | 0 comments

A Small Reflection, No. 2

But do not stress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, Be gentle with yourself. –Max...

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Important Questions To Ask In A Relationship, pt. 2

Posted by on August 6, 2013 in Divorce, For all, For Men, For Women, Notes for the Family, Relationships | 1 comment

Important Questions To Ask In A Relationship, pt. 2

Hello, families! The first installment of this series talked about understanding and communicating what your needs are in a relationship. This second part deals with trust and flexibility in your relationship. Are you willing to make the changes I need? Am I willing to make the changes you need? This question comes from the pre-marital checklist from Integrated Therapeutic Solutions. A relationship requires an ability to change. Relationship expert John Gottman writes in his book, What Makes Love Last, that the foundation of relationships is...

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Important Questions To Ask In Relationships, pt. 1

Posted by on July 29, 2013 in For all, For Men, For Women, Happiness, Notes for the Family, Relationships | 0 comments

Important Questions To Ask In Relationships, pt. 1

Hello Families! Here’s a story about relationships: A couple came to a pre-marital counseling session. They had been talking about marriage and how they felt closer to taking this step in their lives. They had been together for several years. They both said they felt safe and happy together. They wanted to do their marriage right, not repeat some of the painful things they saw their parents and friends do in their marriages. When they were asked to describe what they saw their parents do, one of them said that they saw alot of stress...

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A Small Reflection

Posted by on July 27, 2013 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Happiness, Notes for the Family, Reflections, Relationships | 0 comments

A Small Reflection

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt with other’s woe. –Homer

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