Beware Of The News!!!

Hello Reader,

I came home tonight after a long, satisfying day working in my private psychotherapy practice. There were many meaningful moments filled with honesty, struggle, compassion, celebration, and hilarity. It was a good day, and I felt honored to have participated in these moments with clients. I arrived home to a roaring fire, and a wonderful dinner cooked by my husband and son. There was some earnest conversation, then a decision to check out the evening news. BIG MISTAKE!!!!!!!  In less than ten minutes, a story about a Maine mother awaiting DNA results identifying the possible remains of her daughter likely slain by a N.Y. serial killer, the discovery of two human skulls on display in a box on a Boston street, the testimonials of the victims of the madman who “unsuccessfully” gunned down a Florida school board and shot himself to death, the suit against B.P. for negligence in their drilling, resulting in 11 deaths, lowered questionable standards for lapband surgery driven by profit, etc., etc., etc.  In less than ten minutes, the warm, cozy feelings vaporized by horror and trauma. Conclusion? Be smarter, be more self protective, and beware of the news!

Good night and good luck,

Susan Lager

About Susan Lager

ABOUT ME Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD I grew up in New Rochelle, a suburb of NYC, lived in Manhattan for ten years during college and graduate school, and escaped the madness for the wilds of Maine to be with Thom, the sweet man I'm still married to after 34 years. (We have an awesome 29 year old son named Alec who will run the free world someday). I knew I'd survive the relocation from New York when I discovered the scenic, historic little city of Portsmouth, on the coast of New Hampshire, with its winding streets, great restaurants, and music everywhere. I was especially thrilled to attend the Portsmouth Psychotherapy Institute, an offshoot of the B.I.P., where I did post-graduate training, and then went into private practice creating The Couples Center PLLC, doing psychotherapy, with individuals, couples and groups. In 2010 I opened a division of the practice called COUPLESPEAK™, providing live and online coaching, training programs, workshops, and written materials for people in different kinds of partnerships. I'm still passionate about the work, which is NEVER boring! My clients are courageous pioneers, and they've taught me lots I'll pass on......
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