Entries by Susan Truett

Developmental Tasks toward a Healthy Sex Life

Healthy sexual relationships are built of physical, emotional and relational skills developed over a lifetime. Growth Stage Developmental Tasks Consider that skills are Introduced, Practiced, and Mastered over time. NO ONE gets all these in the time frame suggested. EVERYONE has challenges in healthy sexuality. Almost all skills can be learned later than indicated. Birth […]

Drugs, Alcohol, Sex- We Can Do Plenty About Addictions. Seminar Saturday January 9, 2016

Are you feeling out of control, anxious, angry, sad and helpless about someone’s compulsive behavior? Are you baffled that despite all evidence they have a debilitating or embarrassing condition, your loved one continues to harm themselves? Or perhaps despite your best efforts and intentions, you keep going back to behaviors that do not meet your […]

Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation Workshop, 8AM-Noon, December 5, 2015

Where: 215 E. Bay Street, Lakeland, FL 33801 What: Simple Instruction, followed by practice and discussion. We will have coffee, tea and simple refreshments Who: Experienced and Inexperienced Students Cost: Donation to the teacher, Andy Quinn Please contact Bill Tenpenny 863-604-6191, tenpenny2k@msn.com for RSVP and other questions Please bring cushions if you prefer to meditate […]

What exactly IS therapy?

  It’s true. You can’t change the past. You can’t change people. And many circumstances can’t be changed. So what good can counseling do? Though the therapist’s style, skills and agenda influence the process, it’s what You need from therapy that matters. The options are many. Think of it like a menu.  Just ask for […]

One Day Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat, Saturday October 10, 2015

When: October 10, 2015 9 AM—5 PM Where: Olmsted House, Bok Tower Gardens 1151 Tower Boulevard, Lake Wales, Florida 33853 Who: Experienced and Inexperienced Students. Course Taught by Peter Carlson Peter has practiced meditation for more than thirty years and taught Vipassana (Insight) Meditation for more than twenty years. His training includes three-month courses at […]

Counseling: 5 to Know Before You Go.

Once upon a time I had never seen a counselor.  But I was getting desperate- my life felt like it was falling apart and things were getting to a scary point. I became grudgingly willing to see someone in case there was any way counseling could help me.  I got a recommendation for a therapist […]

ASK For What You Want

When my husband and I first met, he wasn’t interested. He thought I was cute, but crazy. I knew right away he was someone I wanted to get to know better. He was one of 7 men in a classroom of 50 people. I kept hearing some beautiful male voice say things that really impressed […]

One-Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat – Bok Tower

Bok Tower Gardens provides a peaceful setting for a day of meditation. Participants will enjoy: Introduction and Dharma talks with time for questions and discussion Sitting and walking meditation for beginning and experienced meditators Easy access to outside garden space as an alternative for walking meditation Covered dish vegetarian lunch coordinated by members of the […]