Richard Dama, LPC, Counseling & Clinical Hypnotherapy

Honesty

Inadvertent Lessons from My Old Man

Inadvertent Lessons from My Old Man

Welcome back. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a number of essays already written and on the shelf ready for distribution, but I also keep getting great ideas for new posts. My plan is to write the works that present…

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Sarcasm, It’s Actually Good For You!

Sarcasm, It’s Actually Good For You!

This may come as a surprise to many of you, but in the interest of full disclosure I need to tell you that I am an incurable an unapologetic smart-ass. I mean, who knew; right? As long as I can…

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Some Garlic for Your Emotional Vampire

Some Garlic for Your Emotional Vampire

Have you ever been in a relationship, be it friendship, romantic connection, parent-child, work, etc., and felt that you’re the one who is doing all giving and heavy lifting? Have you ever found yourself doing something that you really didn’t…

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This One’s Straight from the Heart

This One’s Straight from the Heart

Last week I posted that I was in the middle of writing an epic essay that would explain the mystery of Life the Universe and Everything (apologies to Doug Adams.) I spent four days writing, rewriting, editing and writing some…

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Stop and Smell the Pooh

Stop and Smell the Pooh

A classmate from high school posted the following link on Facebook yesterday and I found myself reading and rereading it at least a dozen times. I hope you find the lessons on love, friendship, and loyalty as comforting and inspirational…

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A Better Way to Apologize

A Better Way to Apologize

We all have times in our lives when we realize that we made a mistake that hurt or offended someone and (hopefully) we want to acknowledge our transgression, apologize and ask for forgiveness. Other times people call us out for…

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9 Tips to Live a Kick-Ass Life…from Mark Twain

9 Tips to Live a Kick-Ass Life…from Mark Twain

As many of you know I’m an avid reader and quote collector. My quote collection started in high school when I had a literature teacher who made us keep a quote notebook wherein we were supposed to write down sayings…

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What I Learned from Dying

One year ago last month, I had the opportunity to die…three times. Many of you know the story already, so I’m not going to go into the long version; suffice to say that I had a ‘routine’ surgery that went…

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I Resent That!

I Resent That!

Resentment can be a powerful emotion, and as with most negative emotions, it can be one that does more harm to the one who feels it than to the object of the resentment. Resentment is a feeling of anger or…

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