Yearly Archive 2017
Posted May 19th, 2017 by & filed under Featured, Musings on Coaching, Musings on Therapy.
I am a Psychotherapist, or a Counselor, or a Life Coach, or something along those lines.
My clients often inspire me. When we are hitting our stride, when the stars line up, I get to walk with them through the blooming of their lives. It’s humbling when it goes like that…
Posted May 15th, 2017 by & filed under Featured, Musings on Therapy.
Dr. Jim has a thing or two to say about marketing your practice...…
Posted May 15th, 2017 by & filed under Featured, Musings on Coaching.
These days it seems most "Coaches" I see in social media (especially on Instagram) do not want to actually Coach. They want to sell me their "How YOU can Become a Coach in Five Easy Steps" program.
And it seems that most Law of Attraction people on social media have not actually…
Posted May 14th, 2017 by & filed under Featured, Musings on Coaching, Musings on Therapy.
Psychologist, Life Coach, or Both?!?
You don’t have to be a licensed Psychologist to also do Life Coaching, but man, it sure helps.
My experience over time has been that my sessions with clients drift many times, often within the same session, between “Coaching Stuff” (identifying client strengths and dreams,…
Posted April 9th, 2017 by & filed under Featured, Musings on Therapy, Poetry.
A poem on Empowerment.....…
Posted April 3rd, 2017 by & filed under Featured, How to Use the Principle of Attraction, Musings on Therapy.
How Dr. Jim approaches therapy...…
Posted March 20th, 2017 by & filed under Featured.
So sometimes this is just how a man’s life goes…You wander around doing what you’re supposed to be doing, earning a living, or whatever it is, and you lose track, and you don’t feel much of anything, and you lose track of the fact that you don’t feel much of anything, and then like tonight,…
Posted March 19th, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorized.
Dear students and Recent Graduates of Southwestern College…
You probably do not know who Barbara Brown is, but you probably should. Barbara passed on February 25th, after a movie-worthy interesting life. She was a graduate of Southwestern College (Counseling), and a longtime member of the Board of Trustees.
(That's her, walking with Ann…
Posted March 17th, 2017 by & filed under Featured.
Jim Nolan offers private practice tips...…
Posted March 8th, 2017 by & filed under Featured.
Playing Catch as Ceremony by Jim Nolan
Somebody who didn’t know baseball might have seen the five of us out there and call it “Guys throwing baseballs on the beach.” But you might call somebody nailing a Mozart Sonata “Guy plunking keys”, or a Lakota Pipe Ceremony “Dudes going out for a smoke"…
Posted February 28th, 2017 by & filed under Featured, Poetry.
It's the Oddest Thing
There is not much time left,
but we agree not to talk about it--
It's the oddest thing,
but there it is.
I can't decide whether to
"make every moment count"
or just not think…
Posted February 25th, 2017 by & filed under Featured.
Jim strolls the French Quarter at dawn, and reflects...…
Posted February 23rd, 2017 by & filed under Featured.
New Orleans is Not Like Bombay
by Jim Nolan, President, Therapist, Life Coach
That being said, being in New Orleans, and my draw to New Orleans brings Bombay to mind…
I find that what my mind has no familiar model for, I tend to experience as “chaos.” It’s not,…
Posted February 22nd, 2017 by & filed under Featured, How to Use the Principle of Attraction.
Questions come to mind:
Is something "Sacred" because somebody claims it to be so? (That seems random...)
Is one lake sacred while others are not? (That seems unlikely...)
Is everything sacred, but not everything is honored by being named so by the people living around it? (Hmmm...)
Is something "Sacred"…
Posted February 22nd, 2017 by & filed under Featured.
OK, so at Goorin's Hat Store in the Quarter, the young lady tries to steer me in "a certain direction" old White guys go, and I just named it--"I am not doing 'Old White Guy goes Indiana Freakin'' Jones', like "yeah, dude, I'm still bringin' badass, if you want any...". Yeah, no... So I go…
Posted February 17th, 2017 by & filed under Featured.
Me & Al & My Life
So I was a freshman at The Ohio State University, and lied about my residence status so that I could avoid living in a dorm, and instead live with my lifelong friend and Cleveland neighbor Tommy Philip and some guys he knew. That’s how the Al thing…
Posted February 13th, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorized.
"You can't get sick enough to make the sick ones well, and you can't get poor enough to make the poor ones abundant, and you can't get weak enough to make the weak ones strong, and you can't dis-empower yourself enough to make the dis-empowered ones feel empowered." Abraham says that a lot...
Posted February 13th, 2017 by & filed under Featured, Poetry.
Restless Night, Man by Jim Nolan
Soft, allegedly harmless snow falls
I can’t sleep
Tho it’s 3:30
I look toward morning
With no joy,
And know that is a bad sign
Yes, the earth spins,
But I’m standing still,
Posted February 12th, 2017 by & filed under Featured, Musings on Coaching, Musings on Therapy.
Hi...I am a Therapist and a Life Coach. I have had an incredible run at manifesting in my life, and I don’t even think I’m very good at keeping my thinking clean and positive. OMG, I can get whiny, negative, blaming, and all blah blah blah about the world, people I work with, and on…
Posted February 8th, 2017 by & filed under Featured.
Some of you have asked about my losing some weight.
I do not do "diets." That being said, I am doing a diet. OK, they call it a "Lifestyle Change." Whatever. The Keto diet, high fat, VERY low carbs, medium Protein (unlike the Atkins HIGH protein.) In the state of "ketosis", we burn "ketones",…
Posted February 6th, 2017 by & filed under Musings on Therapy.
What We Need in Our Lives: A Therapist’s Observations, by Jim Nolan
Something to look forward to. OK, I get the “Now” thing, and that’s coming up on this list. But Now, the way Now has been Nowed in the psycho-spiritual literature, is never enough for many of us. Sometimes “Now” is creating…
Posted February 3rd, 2017 by & filed under Uncategorized.
Let's just get straight to it.
If your mood, outlook on life, level of fear, or plans for your future, are way dependent on what Donald Trump does, or does not do, then Donald Trump has won. He owns your psyche.
Actually, though, I would say the same about Obama, Mercury Retrograde, that…