MASSMEN BLOG

MASSMEN BLOG

What a Retired Commercial Fishermen Taught Me About Therapy – Without Even Knowing It

Mar 23, 2017

I’m often asked by friends what happens during a therapy session. How does it work? My response: “Nothing and everything at the same time.” My experience in therapy is that insights slowly emerge over time and don’t always happen during a session. Sometimes you just sit and talk, but every once in a while, something comes […]

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Don’t forget to listen closely and shake your butt

Mar 06, 2017

How our brain processes sound and the effect it has on our mood (good, bad, or otherwise) is a mysterious thing. Without fail, a genuine giggle coming from the belly of my six-year-old daughter instantly puts me at ease and brings a smile to my face. What is truly amazing is the power of music […]

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Are You Stuck? – The Cloud of Depression Isn’t Just Black and Stormy

Feb 15, 2017

Depression does not always reveal itself in the clichéd, ‘doom and gloom’ cloud that follows you around, accompanied by a sad soundtrack featuring a mix of The Smiths, Joni Mitchell, and early Bruce Springsteen. Depression can be an unconscious malaise that slowly takes over your mood about everything. This dynamic is something that I’ve come […]

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Don’t worry about me. I’m okay.

Jan 26, 2017

I was born in Boston City Hospital, the first son of an Irish-Catholic family. I’ve lived here for over 40 years. I spent the first part of my childhood on the South Shore. When I was nine my family moved to a town north of Boston; it was at the same time when Clemens came up […]

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We’re Strong, But Not Infallible

Nov 17, 2016

Here in Massachusetts we pride ourselves on our toughness. We’re Boston Strong. We run marathons for fun. When there’s nine feet of snow surrounding our house we tunnel out of it. That very attitude is what makes us so unique, but it doesn’t mean we’re infallible. We’re all prone to bad days, feelings of stress, […]

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