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The Artist and The Therapist

The Artist and The Therapist

Long-time friends Rob (The Artist) and Phil (The Therapist) reveal their perspectives on the human experience.
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Breaking Free from Prison
Sep 9 2020
38 mins
Breaking Free from PrisonYour Silent ScreamYou Are WaterAdding Color to Black & WhiteBermuda Divorce
Divorce can leave you lost at sea. Will you vanish or will you discover a path to thrive? #Why should a foolish marriage vow #Poem by John Dryden #Surreal artist Igor Morski divorce painting #Bermuda Triangle #Chaos #Confusion #Rowing against each other #Teddy bear #Image breaks heart #Reba McEntire #Every other weekend #Kids suffer the most in divorce #Resilient #Co-parenting #Forever tethered #Artwork #Falling through the cracks painting #Kevin Grass #Swing set #Storm #Paper airplanes #Wind blowing in different directions #Frida Kahlo #Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird #1940 #Monkeys on shoulders #Necklace of thorns #Lifeless hummingbird #Stoic #The Two Fridas painting #Dissecting heart #2 hearts connected #The two sides of divorce #Holding on and moving on #I paint my own reality #Rebirth #Divorce rates down #Joan Rivers #Nevada #Arkansas #Iowa #Getting married young #Increases risk #Co-workers of opposite sex #Fight about social media #Dating apps #Infidelity #Tracking phones #Therapist working with couples #Trust #Run for the hills #Run to the marriage counselor #Getting to therapist too late #Personal trainers #Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle #1980s #Miami Florida #Atlantic Ocean #Bermuda #Puerto Rico #Deaths #Disappearance #Planes #Ships #Vanish #Weather #Distress call #Signals fade #What happened #Grief #Loss #Change #Hospice #Sad #Closure #Stages of grief and loss #CPR #Robot mannequin #Bee Gees #Staying Alive #Dabda #Elisabeth Kübler-Ross #Denial #Anger #Bargaining #Depression #Acceptance #Shock #Numb #Ex in denial #Trauma #Guilt #Shame #Counseling #Down in the dumps #Dwell #It’s not a problem it’s an opportunity #Rediscovery of you #Your likes #A comeback story #What to keep or change about yourself #Moving forward #Parallel to your destination #Be an example for kids #Divorce can be a wonderful thing #Counter-intuitive #Lead with empathy #Safe space for children #Parents selfish #Playing games #Children need adults to captain the ship #Everyone must thrive #Momma bear #Father bear #Tips from a therapist #Don’t talk badly about ex #Long game #Kids are watching #Rippling effect #How to tell the kids #Don’t overdo it #Concise #Share your emotions #Find and present positive #Kids will mirror you #Leave it to Beaver #Don’t argue in front of the kids #Divorce counseling #Avoid manic dating #Tender #Bumble #Plenty of Fish #OK Cupid #All about the kids #Healing and growth #Self-discovery #Find yourself #Tom Hanks #Cast Away film movie #Do something different #Takes time #Amy Poehler #J.K. Rowling
Aug 3 2020
36 mins
Smile
What is your reaction to the title Smile? Bring it on in. #Charlie Chaplin #Song #Smile can make someone’s day #Knock Knock #Less muscles to smile than frown #half smile #Dialectical behavior therapy #Fake smile #Motor cortex voluntary movement #Smile like a blush response #Crow’s feet #Guillaume Duchenne #Orbicularis oculi muscle #Zygomaticus major muscle #Eyes are smiling #Terminator 2 movie #Arnold Schwarzenegger #Pan Am smile #SNL #Botox smile #Uncanny Valley #Animals threat warning #Barbary Macaque #Monkeys #Rock of Gibraltar #Mirror neurons #Smile contagious #Walk until you smile  #Workout #Worry beans #Anxiety #Colorado sunrise #Gratefulness smile #Gallows laughter #USSR Russia #New York City #Seattle #Eye contact #The South #Friendly #More smiles will help the world #Mona Lisa #Leonardo di Vinci #Learning #Art #Anatomy #Birds #Flying machines #Science #Painting #1500s #Worked on it for years #Smiles traditionally in paintings were not a thing #Posing with a smile fades quickly #Giorgio Vasari #Hired musicians and jesters #More divine than human #Nervous system #Dissected cadavers #Lips #Scalpel #Paint brush #Anatomical sheets #Buccinator muscle #Brain #Dissected horses #Frown #Cheek #French revolution #Louvre museum #Napoleon Bonaparte #Naploeon’s bedroom #1900s #Theft of the Mona Lisa #WWII #Safe houses #British #French resistance #La Joconde garde un sourire #The Mona Lisa keeps her smile #Washington D.C. #Faulty sprinkler almost destroyed painting #highest insurance #Follows you around the room #Distress tolerance skills #inhale #exhale #relaxed smile #Advertisements #Manipulate customer #Clinical director #Impatient psychiatric facility #Smile on the phone #One smile can change the world #Fearless and giving
Aug 3 2020
25 mins
Resentment
Is it too late to be non-resentful? #A Day to Remember band #Lyrics #Resentment #Ranklement #Bitterness #Rancœur #Anger #Ruminate #Dwell #Reliving bad experience #Caught in a loop #Imagined wrong doing #Remember things worse than how they happened #Frog in the pot of water #Boiling #Hurt #Pride is wounded #Unbearable pain #Resentment dangerous #Silent cancer #Toxic #Cain and Able #Venetian painter Titian #Brothers #Killing #Able is physically fit #Bleeding #Bible #Caught off guard #Upset for false reasons #First human born #Older brother passed over #Baby all the attention #God favored Able #Poison #The Bitter Potion #Adriaen Brouwer #Disheveled #Depicting taste #Edgy #Peasants #Working class #Bitterness of life #Nelson Mandela #Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies #Carrie Fisher #Star Wars #Princess Lea #Drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die #Grudge #Power of forgiveness #Lucifer #Fallen Angel painting by Alexandre Cabanel #Child prodigy #Sexy little devil #Satan #Paradise Lost #John Milton #God loved humans #Eyes are red #Toxic anger tears #Joaquin Phoenix #Joker movie film #Sitting on wings #Seething #1800s #Christ #Cabanel played it safe #Paris Salon #Provocative #Heal resentment #Carrying a backpack full of rocks #Artist’s perspective #Creating art to release resentment #Summer camp kids #Natural disaster #Anger wall #Clay #Scream at wall #Find resentment asap #Be observant #Alcohol abuse #Healing resentment #Therapist tips #Meet at best and highest #Reflect #List what you are hurt about #Knowledge is power #Where was I selfish #How was I self seeking #How was I dishonest #What am I really afraid of #Blame #Face to face conversation #Not texting #Do they walk out the door #Do they hang up the phone #Intentions #Lift up the rock and see what’s crawling under there #Is it worth it #Let it Go from Frozen
Aug 3 2020
27 mins
Look from a Different Angle
Would you like to walk counter-clockwise today and see something new? #Counter-Clockwise #Clarity #One little turn of the dial changes everything #Looking down from an airplane window #Routine route noticing something for the first time #Mindfulness #Take a different route home #Day seems longer #Trapped in a routine #Perspective is a choice #Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes #Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird #Step into someone’s skin #Photographer’s perspective #Perfect angle #Gateway to the soul #Eyes #Change Lenses #Actor’s perspective #Building a character #Lead with curiosity #Backstory #Daniel Day Lewis #What turns you on #Denzel Washington #Glory #Academy Award #1989 #Ex-slave soldier #Magic is in the rehearsal #Playing #Imagination #Learning something every attempt #Therapy session #Role play #Son depressed #Switch chairs for a new perspective #Classroom setting #Work setting #First date tip #Director’s perspective #Surprise yourself #Unstuck #Worked in hospitals #Albert Einstein #Take clients for a walk #Kids in group home settings #More effective on a walk #Empty chair work #Gestalt therapy #Don’t fear unscary things #Temper  #Yelling #Thunder and lightning #Hail storm #Art can open up ways to see things #Painter’s perspective #Turn upside down #Look in mirror #Horizontal flip #Relativity #M.C. Escher #Defying gravity #Mind trip #Cognitive dissonance #Hypnotizing #Centers of gravity #J.K. Rowling #Stairs #Inception movie film #Breaking through a plane #Bernard Pras Anamorphosis #Art from trash #Garbage #Turns into a face #Dismissing something as trash #Judgement #Right and Wrong #Imposing position #Let go of judgement #Judging yourself harshly #Is it this or is it that trap #More than two choices #Believing every detail matters #Confirmation Bias #A picture never lies #Photoshop #Surveillance videos #Deepfakes #Question what you see #Reality television show #Editing room #Documentary #News broadcast #Aware of surroundings #Safety #Active shooter #Where are exits #Run hide fight #People freeze #Mind like a parachute #Frank Zappa #Preconceptions #Reality a soufflé of all experiences #Listen to someone as if they have something you can learn #False tolerance #Lead with love #Community
Aug 3 2020
28 mins
Minimalism
Disarray and everyone else, this episode is for you. #Keeping life simple #Daoist philosophy #Learn to say no #No is a difficult word #Obligated to say yes #No is a superpower #Simplicity #Patience #Food prep #Simplicity in food #Food without high sugar and salt #Subtlety #Getting rid of things #Compromise #Advertising industry convinces us that we need new things #Enormous money spent on ads #Watching screens as a toddler #Tiny houses #333 challenge #33 items for 3 months #Martha Stewart #Get rid of clothes that you haven’t worn in the past year #Con Marie method Marie Kondo #Minimalism in art #1960s #Art intentionally devoid of personality #Donald Judd Untitled 1972 #Buildings sculptures #Peaceful #It is what it is #Graphic arts perspective #Functionally simple #Minimalism in product design #Steve Jobs #Minimalism from an actor’s perspective #William H. Macy #When you've reached your objective - stop #One reaction shot more powerful than page of dialogue #Editing when one moment says it all - cut beginning and end #Shut up at end of interview #Minimalist music #Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air #YouTube comments #Experimental college station - what planet is this music from #Best decision of my life #Sounds like slot machines at the casino #Hypnotized myself #Stimulates brain and heart at same time #Synth patterns over and again #Mike Oldfield “Tubular Bells” The Exorcist Theme Song #The Who “Baba O'Riley” #Pete Townshend #The Who “Won't Get Fooled Again” #Phillip Glass “Glassworks” #1980s #Devastation is a beat #Minimalist music is cheaper than a shrink #Tears #Music to help finish tasks #Minimalism music calm and peace to brain #Leonardo di Vinci  #Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication #Meditation #A confused mind says no #Swedish proverb
Jul 15 2020
24 mins
Your Life is a Music Video
If you want to discover your music video, this episode is for you. #MTV #1894 illustrated song #Sheet music #Watching a screening of an old movie in a theater #1895 Edison moving pictures #Big Bopper #The term music video #Tony Bennet claims he had the first music video #The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night #Pink Floyd The Wall #Life moves fast – modern day most like a music video now #Chapters of your life #What music video represents you #Funny music videos of the 1980’s #The Cars band #Huey Lewis and the News #Weird Al Yankovic #Straightforward raw vulnerable #Sinéad O'Connor #Nothing Compares to You #Crying - mother dying in car accident #Miley Cyrus #Wrecking Ball #Underwear #Boots #Licking a sledgehammer #Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer #Stop motion #Nick Park #Wallace and Grommit #Director Stephen R. Johnson #Road to nowhere #Talking Heads #Cycle of life #David Byrne #most intelligent man in the world #Running in strange way #Awkward is life #Wisdom gained #The roads we travel #Child is born – grows up so quickly #Rebirth box - old man and baby #Flat faced - Asperger’s #Couple - weird dance - absurd #What is life all about #Business men with wrestling mask #A-ha Take on Me #Innovative artwork – innovative #Sitting at a diner booth with a comic book and a hand reaches out tempting to join in another world #Fantasy #Soul mate #World trying to stop relationship from happening #What are the lengths you'd go - follow the magic or run from it #Bruce Springsteen Born to Run #Spiderverse #Splash film movie #Tom Hanks #Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity #Floors moving #R.E.M. Everybody Hurts #Stopped cars #Struggling with something #Hang on #Inner thoughts of people #I’ll talk when I’m ready #Michael Stipe sensitive #Most beautiful music video #Emotional reaction #Powerful music video #Get out of cars and walk away #Goosebumps #Being stuck symbolism #Kendrick Lamar Humble #Heads on fire #TLC group band #Waterfall #Kid killed drug deal #HIV #Life is fragile #Lukas Grahmn 7 years #Kenny Chesney Blink #Five for Fighting 100 years #Up in a tree #22 for a moment #Making our way back from Mars #Blurry memories #Have a healthy mid-life crisis #Wicked game #George Michael #Lana Del Rey
Jul 15 2020
32 mins
Alcohol
Alcohol and everyone else, this episode is for you. #The Kinks “Alcohol” #Alcohol is not going away #Drinking for a bad day as well as for a celebration #Beer commercials Bud-Weis-Er and Whasssup #Addiction #DUI #Alcohol-free #Edvard Munch self-portrait #Edvard Munch “Scream” #Anthony van Dyck #Drunken Silenus supported by Satyrs #Naked Santa Clause #Peter Paul Rubens #Blurriness #Leaving Las Vegas film movie #Director Mike Figgis #Nicholas Cage #John O'Brien suicide #Elizabeth Shue #Academy Award #Golden Globe #Nomination #Winner #Sad movie #Alcoholism #Binge drinking in Dublin #Friend videotaped to study speech #Roger Ebert #Hope #Love #Connection #Acceptance #Co-dependency #Romance and alcohol #Dating “let’s meet for a drink” first date #When alcohol is part of the magic #Growing from unauthentic soil #Not recognizing partner #28 Days film movie #Sandra Bullock #Steve Buscemi #Relationships created on a mask #Liquid courage #Alcohol influence art #Eddie Van Halen #Genetics - family tree alcoholic #Green light red light #Benefits of not drinking #New playmates, new playmates, new playgrounds #Drinking with line of work #Drinking problems effect everyone they know #Benefits of not drinking less anxious #Benefits of not drinking life and memories are not blurry #Clarity #Benefits of not drinking sleeping better #Alcohol takes a toll on the body #Benefits of not drinking save money #Benefits of not drinking lose weight #Benefits of not drinking no hangovers #Deeper connections #F. Scott Fitzgerald # First you take a drink … then the drink takes you
Jul 15 2020
29 mins
A Bucket Full of Worry Beans

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