First and foremost, understand that this is not a psychotherapy blog. Once I was a psychotherapist with a private practice in Austin, Texas. The blog began then and focused on psychology, therapy, and general well-being. When I moved to California in 2004, I moved on from the profession, and the blog became more personal in nature (although I try to cover my diverse interests). I’ve attempted to notify sites that linked to me as a therapist, but not all may have dropped my listing. There is a rising interest in the West in mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhism. At times, people reading this blog have mistaken me for a practitioner and claimed (or inferred) that because I use the word “mindful,” what I post here represents the face of Buddhism to the world.