I Appreciate You

I was preparing to see my first client of the day when a previous client came to mind. It was early on in therapy that I shared with her that "I appreciate you." She paused for a moment and then politely asked if she could ask a question without me getting offended. After assurance, she … Continue reading I Appreciate You

It Is What It Is…..Is Incomplete.

So many times I have heard clients, family, friends, and random strangers recite the cliché, "it is what it is", which can be a powerful statement on the acceptance of a situation. However, this statement is incomplete and often leaves the declarer a victim to whatever "it" is. My marriage is on the rocks...   … Continue reading It Is What It Is…..Is Incomplete.

Welcome to DrMichaelMoats: A Meandering Existential Journey through Daily Life, Nature, Beauty, Darkness, Observation, Inquiry, and Awe!

The mind is a fascinating little ball of gel. It is a network of pathways that have the ability to prune, thicken, and reroute, which keeps us questioning things, such as wormholes, more efficient technological devices, the meaning of an art piece, which underwear to buy, and even where I left the sunglasses that are … Continue reading Welcome to DrMichaelMoats: A Meandering Existential Journey through Daily Life, Nature, Beauty, Darkness, Observation, Inquiry, and Awe!