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March 23, 2007

The Real Meaning Of Easter And Springtime

Filed under: Articles — Strephon Kaplan-Williams @ 5:38 pm

– finding Easter Eggs in an Easter egg hunt

– going to Easter Sunday church service when you don’t go other times of the year

– getting in a car accident you never intended to happen, or did you?

– starting a love affair, whether married or not

– buying new clothes for yourself to go into summer with

– marrying the wrong person, and so later you have to get a divorce

– wanting to take a week’s vacation instead of work at your job

– reading the latest mystery novels just out this year at this time

– going into nature with your friends and doing at least a walk there

– feeling depressed because you have nobody to love


What does the above list have in common?

– Why must you watch out for its effects?

– Why do certain celebrations occur traditionally at this transition from winter into springtime that is the 21st of March and the month of April?

In Jungian terms the archetype of Death-Rebirth becomes most active at springtime.



How To Be More Cooperative In Your Relationship

Filed under: Articles — Strephon Kaplan-Williams @ 5:29 pm

Of course we don’t mean that your husband does not already do the dishes for you or with you.

Of course you have a fully loving relationship in which all your reasonable desires and requests are met by each other. Right?

This article is for those who either live alone, because they can’t seem to live with anyone else, or who live with someone, sharing intimacies, but can’t seem to work well together solving the problems of daily life in the love nest.

Are you one of these?

  • Someone who doesn’t do the dishes?
  • Someone who doesn’t do the cooking?
  • Someone who doesn’t do the shopping?
  • Someone who doesn’t earn at least part of the income you both live on?
  • Someone who looks at television or the Internet while the other one works?
  • Someone who complains about things at home, including the sexual life, but does not problem-solve the problems to make things a lot better for you both?


How Writers Can Master The Internet

Filed under: Articles — Strephon Kaplan-Williams @ 5:04 pm

This is not hype. You are a writer. You browse the Internet almost every day now, looking for both entertainment and information. You see other writers having blogs and web pages on the Internet.

And you wonder: where does that leave you?

Here is the most startling current piece of information there is now in 2007.

The Internet, the World Wide Web, has become the publisher of choice for the world’s information needs.


Do you doubt this?


February 15, 2007

Naked Massage – To Cover With A Towel Or Not?

Filed under: Articles — Strephon Kaplan-Williams @ 4:55 pm

Nakedness and what it evokes is a real issue for bodywork therapists, especially female therapists because of how some clients, men or women, will use the massage session to display sexual behavior.

For this article we are not dealing with how bodywork therapists and massage persons can attempt sexuality with their clients, but only about clients displaying sexuality during the session.

I speak as a former Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Relationships counselor in the State of California, USA. I have done bodywork myself as part of the therapy I do. I have had many years of bodywork done with me, as well as a number of training courses in bodywork therapy.

I speak from counseling massage therapists in my own practice. I also am familiar with psychotherapy for sexual uses, including therapeutic sexual massage that is effective.


December 18, 2006

Should A Writer Grow Internet Presence – Pros And Cons

Filed under: Articles — Strephon Kaplan-Williams @ 4:36 pm


Should you spend all your time possible on ‘writing a damn good novel?’ Or should you also spend time to see if you can develop a following in one of the Internet venues, such as MySpace, youtube, podcasting or writing an almost daily blog?

Should you start getting a following now on the Internet of those who like what you say? Or wait possibly years while you write and rewrite an eventually successful novel, should that ever truly happen?

We see from the following excerpts from comments on a writer’s forum the issues highlighted in the commentator’s own words.


November 27, 2006

The Real Meaning Of Celebrating Christmas And New Years

Filed under: Articles — Strephon Kaplan-Williams @ 1:14 pm

Love makes a difference in handling Christmas excitement, expectations and depression.

One time when I was home from boarding school to New York City where my parents lived at age eight I got terribly excited when looking up at our tall Christmas tree that reached the ceiling that my father had to cut the top off, much to my child’s regret.

What a great tree that was, all green and its spruce aroma filled the air of our apartment. Outside was snow spiraling the air with white fluffs smacking us in our crispy cool faces. If my father did not watch me I would be eating the fresh snow off the curb or making snowballs for you know what.

I would get so excited and happy at the advent of Christmas because here love was. My mother told me that people were always nicer to each other at Christmas. Yes, I did not know why yet, but there was magic in the air!

However, when we got the big tree up the stairs, my father and I, and into the apartment, cut off top and all, I looked up at it and fell into a faint and hit my forehead above my left eye against the radiator as I fell.


November 13, 2006

True Love Kiss

Filed under: Articles — Strephon Kaplan-Williams @ 3:40 pm

When love is true you can kiss.

When love is false, or not compatible, you cannot kiss the other person over and over again and feel what you should be feeling when kissing a true love.

Some of us already know this from our earliest kissing experiences. Yet, then again, in the business of life we may have forgotten this simple truth of nature, of the instincts, and of the soul.

Instincts are our genitals in interaction. Sexual desire and expression are our bodies and instincts at work to generate desire for the other person, and as in the old days, pregnancy and children.

Love compatibility between the sexes is not built by sexual desire, love-making techniques and free sexual expression.


Positive Problem Solving Not Negative Complaining Challenge

Filed under: Articles — Strephon Kaplan-Williams @ 1:53 am

A commitment to problem solving, rather than just complaining about things, is a major attitude shift for fulfilling oneself and others in life. Strephon Kaplan-Williams, psychologist-philosopher, podcaster takes you through the process. Instant change is possible out of his challenge to stop complaining in life.

I once worked at an innovative treatment center as the chief psychotherapist. There in one of the memos to all our seventy staff I put out a direct order to stop complaining. It led to positive results, because of course I could not act like some army general, but I could highlight the issue in a dramatic way.

With all my students and clients in therapy I have suggested ending complaining, but of course not in a direct memo to my clients.


November 8, 2006

Breaking News

Filed under: Reports — Strephon Kaplan-Williams @ 9:29 am

StrephonBreaking News Strephon’s Viewer-Listeners Over 23,000 On Election Day America 2006

Listener-Viewers Give Strephon A Resounding Round Of Applause in confirming his podcasts and broadcasts, just started last April, 2006.

When asked how he explains this growing popularity, Strephon Kaplan-Williams winked one eye slightly and said, “What we have here with the podcasts is the world’s people voting for something serious, don’t we? People are searching! They don’t want to be just entertained. They want food for thought. Honestly, with the advent of computers and the Internet I think world IQ is significantly rising.”


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