Beyond Comfort:

Notes from a Psychologist on sabbatical.

What do vacations, breakups and colonoscopies all have in common?

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:26 -- Thibault

The late Zen Master Albert Low told me several times in private interviews when talking about spiritual practice: If you are going to walk, walk. Don’t wobble. How much of your time do you wobble out of life and feel guilty about it?

The last two articles about identifying values and discovering your biorhythms should have provoked you some ambivalence as to how you make decisions. If it didn’t, then lets go deeper into the rabbit hole in our understanding of the human situation and how we miss opportunities to live a valued life.

Your bio-rhythms are talking, listen up

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 11:58 -- Thibault

The last article was entitled: “Giving yourself the time to find your direction”. The question of time is fundamental in discovering one’s values. When we’re so taken by the rat race, the fantasy of having a time where everything stops can be alluring. Have you ever had the feeling that you are so rushed in your life that you dream of the weekend, the next vacation, or even retirement. I have had a few clients who have confessed that they have secretly wished to be sick enough to be admitted into the hospital so that they could finally get some much needed rest.

Giving yourself the time to find your direction.

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:58 -- Thibault

I am currently realizing a dream of having my first ever 6-month sabbatical. People laugh when I tell them that it was my dream, prior to even working, that one day, I would have a sabbatical. It took me 8 years of saving and preparing so that I could reach this point. I say first ever because I plan on having these every two and half years, if God willing.

From passion to action: Going beyond comfort

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 19:24 -- Thibault

Well, it’s been a year since the last article, and what can I say other than we got sidetracked for the better part of the past year. For myself, I got to the point where I kept saying yes to working on interesting projects, only to realize later on, that I had to prioritize or become a full time workaholic. I like what I did on my off time but I was not completely passionate about it, something was missing.


Talk - Action = Zero

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 13:15 -- Thibault

Matthew McConaughey’s 2014 Oscar Speech for best actor summarizes Generation Me’s narcissism perfectly. In his acceptance speech, he recounted how a very important person, whose name was never mentioned, asked him at 15 who his hero was? After several weeks of mulling over the question, he came to the profound realization that it was him in 10 years!

Same, same, but different.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:15 -- Thibault

This is the first of a three part series on generational trends and we’ll begin with orienting ourselves as to who are Generation Me. But first, I have a confession to make; I love my iPhone. I can easily check my e-mail 15 times a day. Recently, I was at the airport waiting in line to check my baggage when I realized there was an album I wanted to buy. With only a few clicks, I downloaded it and had it ready to listen to before I even got to the gate. Want to know where I am? Let me take a picture, edit it, and send it off through cyberspace into social media and instant messaging.

Why this blog and why now?

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 13:30 -- Thibault

Personally, this blog is a way of responding to the question what is a life worth living? I became a psychologist five years ago, and over that time, my focus has been on my professional career. Everything else in my life was put on cruise control and it was comfortable to not think about my life and problems when I spent so much time thinking about others.

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