• Choices, Awareness, Complicatedness & David Wallace Foster

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 25, 2011
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    This is Water is a commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace in 2005 @ Kenyon College. While 14,000 people have listened to the 10 minutes of Part 1 on you tube only 8,000 have listened to the 12 1/2 minutes of Part 2. I will link part 1 at… Continue Reading

  • Too Many Good Girls and Boys Swallow Their Choices

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • November 5, 2010
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    Life is defined by the choices we make. Like a lunch counter menu with too many terrific options or an election where we end up voting between two uninspiring candidates; choices can be a tricky business to figure out. This is why lots of practice in making choices really matters.… Continue Reading

  • Drowning in Ambivalence

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • October 9, 2009
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    One of the hardest aspects of anxiety is that people find themselves drowning in ambivalence. According to dictionary.com ambivalence is "uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by an inability to make a choice." ¬†People come to my office ambivalent about therapyidea, ambivalent about whether or not they love someone, ambivalent… Continue Reading

  • Restoring Range & Wholeness to Your Identity

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • July 20, 2009
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    In the beginning couples are attracted to the differences in each other. This is because, somewhere deep down we know that two sets of differences make up a greater whole. This is why Charlie Brown and Lucy spend so much time together in the comics. Life will be more interesting… Continue Reading

  • Mary, Brenda & Missing Feminism

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • June 7, 2009
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    Sadly enough, feminism seems an archaic term. It has been simplistically defined as hating men and not respecting women who stay at home which was never the truth. Feminism was about having choices, deciding that being a woman was worthwhile and recognizing inequity. So many young women I meet seem… Continue Reading

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