Welcome to the archived web site of
Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D. Psychologist (1950-2013)
California License No. PSY 10092
 
Specializing in Presence-Centered Therapy
balancing mind and heart, body and spirit

Now in memoriam - This website is no longer being updated
While Dr. Friedman is no longer with us, there are still many helpful resources on his site. Articles and resource links have been relocated to the top. His family hopes you might find them helpful. But since this site is no longer being updated, some links may no longer work.

 


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Articles by Dr. Friedman (except where noted otherwise)

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From His Book | Meditations For Life | The Flow of Money, Business and Innovation | Transpersonal/Mind-Body | Approaches, Worldview and Will-isms

Skills For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | Feeling, Thought, Communication & Action

Strategies/Distinctions For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free

Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | The Way It Is

Holiday Family Gatherings | Cartoons, Jokes and Humor | Poems and Quotes | Song Lyrics, Wit and Wisdom

Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field

A High Watermark—A Prose Poem

Author Unknown
 

If you can start your day without caffeine,

If you can get along without pep pills,

If you can always be cheerful ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can forgive your friends for their lack of consideration,

If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when through no fault of your own something goes wrong,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

If you can face the world without lies and deceit,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed or color, religion, or politics,

Then my friend you're almost as good…as your dog!


George Demont Otis        Sleepy Hollow Trees
     

Things You Can Learn from Your Dog

"Gentlemen of the Jury: The one, absolute, unselfish friend
that man can have in this selfish world, The one that never deserts him,
the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog."
George Graham Vest

"Dogs are wiser than men. They do not set great store upon things. They do not waste their days hoarding property. They do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith."
Eugene O'Neill

"The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs."
A. Toussenel

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too."

"All of the animals excepting man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it."
Samuel Butler
 

  1. When your loved one comes home, run to greet him.
     
  2. Eat with gusto.
     
  3. When it's hot, drink lots of water.
     
  4. Take naps.
     
  5. Don't bite, just growl.
     
  6. Give unconditional love.
     
  7. Stay close to your loved one in times of distress.
     
  8. When you want something badly, dig for it.

Author Unknown

 


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