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Now in memoriam - This website is no longer being updated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 But since this site is no longer being updated, some links may no longer work.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)

Categorized by Process | Topic

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

Poems and Quotes

Comes the Dawn (After A While)

By Veronica A. Shoffstall (written at age 17 1/2)
 

After a while you learn the subtle difference

between holding a hand and chaining a soul;

And you learn that love doesn't mean contracts

And presents aren't promises,

And you begin to accept your defeats

With the grace of a woman,

not the grief of a child

And learn to build all your roads

on today because tomorrow's ground

is too uncertain for plans, and futures have

a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn that even

sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your own garden and

decorate your own soul, instead of waiting

for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure. . .

That you really are strong

and you really do have worth.

And you learn and learn. . .

With every goodbye you learn.

 

 

George Demont Otis     Alders Lagunitas

   
 


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