Don’t Worry Be Happy – Part III

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is, as it’s name suggests, is a form of talk therapy which combines elements of thinking (cognitive) and behavioral disciplines.  It grew out of behavioral theories as developed by John Watson and B.F. Skinner, and the cognitive...

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Part II

     In Part I we met the “hole puncher” – my emotionally intense goombah who took fist to wall when things weren’t proceeding … shall we say, swimmingly.   Now I’ll introduce you to another example of a guy with ‘control’ issues but with...

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Part I

I was playing this guy in the club in the side room about 4 years ago and it was a close match.  After a lengthy rally, I won the point with a fantastic decisive forehand shot that should have sent a sonic boom across the main room and toward the center of...

Stop With The Chicharones (pork rinds), Okay?

I got a friend who eats bacon for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He calls himself a Bacontarian. He has had carotid artery angioplasty (to clean out all the bacon that lines his carotid arteries) plus a few stents. You want that? I don’t think so. You can do something....

Who Took My Keys?

Well, we’re all getting older. And you can’t set the clock back. Not only can’t you run a mile as fast as a sloth (these animals are slower than centipedes), hit a ball over the fence for a home run or jump over the tennis net like you used to, but your joints are so...