Happy No Matter What


The Great Rejection Hoax

Early last Saturday morning I was outside with my kids when I noticed my new neighbor running by. I watched as he and his little boy ran over to the house across the street. The little boy who lives there came out to greet them and they all bounded off together. I immediately thought to [...]


Why You Must Be Dangerous

Lately the only way to get my son to sleep at night is to make sure he’s armed with a flashlight, a sword and his “monster spray.” But adults have monsters too. The concept of rejection is one of those adult kinds of monsters. I have a client, for example, who is terrified of being [...]


I watched Winnie the Pooh with the kids the other day. There is a scene about The Backson. He is a terrible kind of monster…. His hide is like a shaggy rug His face a surely ugly mug With two sharp horns atop his head In between a mop of hair that’s red And in [...]


Why Rejection, Very Literally, Hurts

I had the nanny over last Saturday to help out with the kids while I enjoyed a bit of “me” time. First thing the next morning when I went into Anthony’s room, he sees me, rolls over and says, “where’s Maria? I want Maria!” Then I went into Alice’s room to say hi. It was [...]