Monday 11 January 2016

Meeting Joan Friedman and unpacking twins stories

I had the pleasure to meet Joan Friedman at the Multiple Births Canada conference this past September. I had spoken with her a few times over the last few years about twin dynamics, raising twins and limit setting. Joan is an expert on twins and one of her main messages is to reinforce the importance of seeing multiple birth children as unique individuals.

For the folks that I see raising multiples or who are themselves adult twins the messages in families - never mind society - play a huge role in individual development and self-actualization. The story you are told about yourself from birth plays a huge part in how you have relationships, how your organize yourself in the world and how you see opportunities or limits.

Little sayings

 I found some favorite little sayings when cleaning my office papers which is a nice way to frame a therapy process in the New Year.

The Irony is this: If you don't go In, you can't find out.

You can either Let Go or be Dragged.

Friday 8 January 2016

New Year Resolutions Reveal His-Story

New Years Resolution: Clean my office papers.

I stumbled upon the newspaper article I kept when the Famous Five finally made his-story by arriving on the $50 bill. Goodness, it's been 4 years since they have been removed from the $50 bill and replaced by a boat. Has it been that long since I last cleaned my office papers?