My Therapist Says

My therapist noticed I had not done my homework — writing up a list of where I felt that my father had failed me and reading it to myself every day and noticing what comes up for me emotionally. She also noticed that I try to disengage from the topic of dad and to talk about anything else. I’m particularly gun shy of discussing my feelings about my father.

My therapist says that if I heal my relationship with my father and stop living in rebellion and rage, it will transform my life.

A big way my father showed love in my home was by cooking delicious savory treats almost every night (and sweet rice and oats for breakfast)!

My therapist says that if I organize my solo show, I will find it easier to emotionally connect to the words I’m saying because I won’t be casting around in my head for what comes next (which happened to me last night). By a generous estimate, I emotionally connected to my words about 30% of the time last night.

When I toss and turn at night, unable to sleep and consumed by worry, I try turning my life over to God and letting Him be the director. When that doesn’t work, I turn my life over to Netflix.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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