Except I have been.
And now I’m making it explicit.
Today’s blog is a gift to you: an e-book collecting my recent writings and providing their context – the explicit context of the U.S. election from which they were born.
I was thrilled last week when another blogger and therapist said “I don’t think of you as a therapy writer.”
Because therapy for its own sake isn’t the point.
Therapy has to get us somewhere. It has to serve something.
And as we are able to tolerate the range of our emotions we will have more emotions – not less. And we will be impacted by things that happen beyond our immediate interactions of home and work.
We will be impacted by our communities, our countries, and the world.
And then we have choice. Choice about how we respond.
My writing is about what it is like to be here on this planet.
And it is about what it means for each of us to be here, completely connected to and dependent on each other and the elements.
Even when we feel entirely ‘other’.
Writing about therapy is writing about life. And writing about life includes writing about politics.