Zooming-In

Optical illusions are curious things (pictured right, source). We see what we see. That is, at first. Then, our minds and eyes are stretched to see something we didn’t catch to begin with. I remember first starting work at Condé Nast Digital and Vogue Runway (then Style.com). Mine was the task of managing SMS / text…

Time to Celebrate

I’ve had the pleasure of attending two parties this past year that were hosted by City Arts Magazine here in Seattle. Most recently, the “2016 Future List Party” was held in the newly renovated, historic King Street Station. Music flowed as some of the most stylish people I have seen in town circled the floor enjoying freely delicious…

Person vs. Professional

I was one of probably three non-therapists this past month in Vancouver, British Columbia at an international Narrative Therapy conference. One of the founders talked about a moment in conversation where the person was taken aback at his authenticity and humanness. In response and to share where he was coming from, he said: “I’m trying to be a person. Not a person impersonating as…

Friendship in Adulthood

Everything we see around us in the natural world is the result of relationships. Atomic and subatomic particles (source, right), the elements that construct all that we see, are ultimately the result of relational bonds–particles in relationship with each other. We humans, like many other life forms, are also connected externally and socially in relationship with one another–embedded in a meaningful…