Posts Tagged ‘teachableness’

“Learning to overcome depression cognitively.” ~ Doc Meek

Monday, February 7, 2011. Today I am grateful for Dr. David Burns, who many years ago now, helped teach me about the pathway for defeating deep depression, helping me to learn the pathway of healthier thinking. Now he has an updated version of his famous book, Feeling Good.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

[One reader’s review of this book]: “Although I have not finished reading this book, I find it insightful and entertaining. Mind you, this is the type of book in which the reader ‘grows with it.’ So I’ll be taking my time and enjoying my new self with it.” ~ Ana V. Gonzales

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The Feeling Good Handbook

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Thank you, David Burns, for leading us out of the wilderness of pain and into clearer cognitive light!

Doc Meek, Monday, February 7, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

Gratitude for good friend Craig Reilly

Humble Man in Prayer 

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Today I am grateful to have some time to be writing again. Yesterday I had no time for writing as we (my wife Jeannette and I) were clearning up and repairing a basement suite all day and all evening.

We were blessed to have the invaluable help of our dear friend Craig Reilly. He not only helps with the drudge work, he also solves intricate repair problems and incomprehensible electrical issues.

He is a genius with humility and patience, a rare combination perhaps?

We’ve been friends with Craig and his wife Val “forever.”

How much we are able to learn from our friends, if we let ourselves.

How much they are able to learn from us if they wish to do so.

We can learn without judgment and without blame. Isn’t that what good friends are for? And isn’t that what we need and want from our families at home and from our classrooms at school?

Craig Reilly has helped us with so many projects over so many years, we cannot count the depth and breadth of his service to us. And he gives service with unstinting patience to all, not just to us.

We salute you, Craig, on the mountaintops of achievement and in the valleys of laughter and sorrow.

Here’s to best friends, and best learning, at home and at school.

Doc Meek, Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at Calgary, Alberta, CANADA


J. Collins Meek, Ph.D. (Doc Meek)
“What if you are smarter than you think?”
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