Humor and Other Musings

 



 


































Our Time is Up
 
Our Time is Up is a 2005 live action short film, nominated for an Academy award, written and directed by Rob Pearlstein, starring Kevin Pollak.
 
“When Dr. Leonard Stern (Kevin Pollak) finds out he has six weeks to live, he adopts a fresh method of treatment: brutal honesty.”
 
The film is very funny – it also highlights the tension between the more contemporary forms of interactive psychotherapy (behavioral, cognitive, supportive, interpersonal, etc.) and the more traditional forms of interpretive psychotherapy (psychodynamic, psychoanalytic).
 
You can read more about this movie at outrimeisup.com web archive
 

Our Time is Up


What if we talked about physical health the absurd way we talk about mental health
 

What if we talked about physical health the absurd way we talk about mental health



Special K Commercial - circa 1999 - "Men Don't Obsess About These Things. Why Do We?"
 

Men Don't Obsess About These Things. Why Do We?

Welcome to the Sisterhood of Motherhood

Welcome to the Sisterhood of Motherhood is a 2014 advertisement for Similac.
 
There is so much anxiety over parenting. 
New parents fear “getting it wrong”, though I prefer to emphasize that there are just so many different and varied ways to "get it right". 
This idea is highlighted in this very funny and entertaining video (which is an ad for Similac). 
“No matter what our beliefs, we are parents first” and every parent needs to discover what works best for them and their family.

 

The Mother 'Hood Official Video



It's Not About the Nail

It's Not About the Nail is a 2013 live action short written and directed by Jason Headley, starring Monica Barbaro and Jason Headley.
  
The film is very funny – similar to Our Time is Up above, this short also highlights the tension between interactive psychotherapy (behavioral, cognitive, supportive, interpersonal, etc.) and the interpretive psychotherapy (psychodynamic, psychoanalytic). One partner wants to emote and abreact in response to her suffering, the other partner wants to solve the suffering.

 

It's Not About the Nail


How Enlightened Families Argue

How Enlightened Families Argue is a 2014 live action short written and directed by comedian Kyle Clease.

Comedian Kyle Cease (www.kylecease.com) has produced this wonderful holiday video "How Enlightened Families Argue". The family members in the video declare comical insights into their dysfunctional behaviors, but they make no efforts to change these behaviors. As the saying goes: "Insight plus a $1.50 buys you a cup of coffee."

 

How Enlightened Families Argue


How Lobsters Respond to Stress

How Lobsters Respond to Stress is a 2009 viral video posted by rabbi and psychiatrist Abraham Twerski.

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski (abrahamtwerski.com) produced this viral video "How Lobsters Respond to Stress". 
The growth of the lobster inspires us that adversity and stress are opportunities for personal growth.
 

How Lobsters Respond to Stress

Kintsugi (Kintsukuroi)

Not "Humor" per se - an "Other Musing" - obviously kintsugi is a powerful and moving metaphor for successful psychotherapy.
More can be found on wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsukuroi 



Purpose Venn Diagram 

I discovered this on Facebook (circa 2015, attribution unknown to me):





Circle of Concern versus Circle of Control

I discovered this on Facebook (circa 2017, attribution unknown to me):




Why People Become Unhappy

From a Stoic perspective - I discovered this on Facebook (circa 2017, by Anna Vital):




The Five Love Languages

From The Five Love Languages: How to express heartfelt commitment to your mate - by Gary Chapman, 1995.
I discovered this summary of the book on Facebook (circa 2017):