Getting a Handle on Things
I looked in the mirror the other night at my girlfriend’s house. I gained a few pounds recently and really didn’t like what I saw. I am used to having a flat stomach and my metabolism fortunately has been good. Although when I was younger I did struggle with weight control in my early teens. I shared the experience with my girlfriend telling her that she needs to replace the mirror in her bathroom. It just didn’t make me look as good as the mirror in my house. Although very kind and with a touch of sarcasm she told me to “Get A Grip”, She said I need to lose five pounds and was positive that I could to that. Of course I distort things. After we both had a good laugh we agreed that the phrase “Get A Grip” could possibly be a good name for a blog. The blog hopefully could be a good way to be helpful to others and also drive traffic to my website. Obviously my girlfriend is not a psychologist. There was no paraphrasizing or active listening here, and yet there was no lack of empathy either. We often find that we need to somehow get a handle on a situation. As mental health counselors or psychologist I guess that is our, " job to help others get a handle on difficult situations". I think “Get A Grip” might work. The deeper question becomes how to we do it?
written by Don Recupido