Author Archives: Stanley S. Smith

About Stanley S. Smith

Psychodramatist,teacher, trainer, and life coach specializing in situational change. My professional biography is available at psychodramacertification.org

One of the truths about aging is that there is only one way out, and unless we are in constant pain of one kind or another the door marked exit is unappealing. So the daily question for us is “can … Continue reading

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Plasticity

Current research on the ability of the brain to “learn new tricks” is known as neuroplasticity.neuroplasticity. It tells us that flexibility of the brain is as important and as possible to achieve as is flexibility of the body. What that … Continue reading

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Plasticity

Current research on the ability of the brain to “learn new tricks” is known as neuroplasticity.neuroplasticity. It tells us that flexibility of the brain is as important and as possible to achieve as is flexibility of the body. What that … Continue reading

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The Separation

The Separation, winner of the foreign films Academy Awards for Foreign films is without a doubt the best movie I’ve seen in years. And in terms of speaking to aging and what that process can do to a family it … Continue reading

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Adjusting to Aging

I said to my doc, “I don’t know which pains mean something is wrong and which ones only mean that I’m getting old.” “That’s because you’ve never been 73 before.” And that, just about says it all. In some ways … Continue reading

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Into the Silence

Thursday, November 3, 2011       Into the Silence Into the silence of the soul Where words shrug themselves Into helplessness, Where ideas wander looking for the shelter of a home, I watch the disappearance of my self. Small … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

In the beginning: the wonderful way all stories start. With or without those particular words, that is the way they start. “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness … Continue reading

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