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Spring: When Everything and Everyone Grows

Spring: When Everything and Everyone Grows

The arrival of about 120 perennial flowers required 7 hours of planting time last Wednesday, when I normally would have sent you a newsletter.  The picture above is evidence of last November’s bulb-planting event. Wow, nothing like color in the garden! This week’s...

The Media Focus on Death Can’t Hide Life in its Abundance

The Media Focus on Death Can’t Hide Life in its Abundance

It’s Spring here in eastern Pennsylvania and in many other places. I’m amazed, every day, at the amount of life appearing magically out of ‘nowhere’ after a very cold and snowy Winter. Even indoors, I’m amazed at the resilience of plant life. I bought two Phalaenopsis...

We’ve won the Best of Doylestown 2021 Award for Counseling?!!

We’ve won the Best of Doylestown 2021 Award for Counseling?!!

Quite a Surprise.....I just found this out so am posting it here on the site as a Blogpost Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jonathan E. Labman, LPC Receives 2021 Best of Doylestown Award Doylestown Award Program Honors the Achievement DOYLESTOWN March 14, 2021 --...

Develop Your Own View of Yourself and Reality.

Develop Your Own View of Yourself and Reality.

It's worth taking the time to feel into your deepest self, during some moments of quiet, to find what you are made of there. In the final analysis, it's what you discover about yourself that matters. I discovered that other than looking in the mirror, I had no...

Dreaming the World You Want to See into Existence

Dreaming the World You Want to See into Existence

2021 is the time for us to begin "dreaming into existence" the world as we'd like to see it. It's time to stop focusing on the biased, so-called "news" (of whatever philosophical or political leaning) that has us all bound up with fear, chasing our tails in a circle,...

Reflections on Loss and Trauma During the Pandemic

Reflections on Loss and Trauma During the Pandemic

Here's an hour-long podcast that I recorded with my colleague and friend Amy Wright Glenn, last Thursday 9/17. It’s the first podcast I’ve ever done, and I’m open to doing more. The topic is “Reflections on Loss and Trauma During the Pandemic.” There’s some...

COVID-19 and the Loss of A Known Future

COVID-19 and the Loss of A Known Future

Working with students and clients during the Covid-19 Pandemic is a constant plunge into issues that seem to have no prior point of reference. However, I discovered that if we look at parallels to more 'normal' events in our lives, we can find out how to deal with the...

Working on your Ego Doesn’t Work

Working on your Ego Doesn’t Work

After 20 years as a psychologist, I've come back around to the conclusion that working on your ego doesn't work. Why not? Because you can't solve the problems generated by the ego, by working at the level of the ego. The ego is a series of thoughts and thought-based...

Working with the Ego Doesn’t Work (To Solve Your Problems)

Working with the Ego Doesn’t Work (To Solve Your Problems)

I’ve been a practicing psychotherapist for 20 years.  During that time I have become more disturbed and distrustful of traditional mental health diagnostics and treatment.  I’m also seeing the insurance and medical industries ruin wellness care in America and turn it...

A Guide to Enlightenment

A Guide to Enlightenment

Here's a vision statement as I move from therapist to Enlightenment Guide over the next 6 months of 2020: We envision a world where everyone knows that they are Awareness Itself, Truth and Ananda (Love-Bliss-Freedom-Peace) so they can bring peace, open-hearted dialog,...