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Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, and author of more than 30 professional psychology and self-help books which have sold a combined total of more than 3 million copies. He is co-founder of independent self-help publisher, New Harbinger Publications. He was the clinical director of Haight Ashbury Psychological Services in San Francisco for twenty five years. He is current director of the Berkeley CBT Clinic. An accomplished novelist and poet, his poetry has appeared in two volumes from Plum Branch Press and in more than sixty literary magazines. His most recent novel, Wawona Hotel, was
published by Boaz Press in 2008.

Number One Hundred and Four

From the first day of life there is one plan for us -- to learn.  We learn from breaking; from feeling lost, untethered to the "whole."

The dark comes, early or late.  We learn from walking in it, knowing the morning will not come again in this life.  The plan was to learn by breaking -- the pain held, carried this long way by some ferocious miracle.
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“You hope friends and family will be sensitive or clairvoyant enough to know what you want. “If you loved me, you’d know what’s wrong” is a common assumption.”
Matthew McKay, Messages: The Communication Skills Book

“Criticizing yourself all the time or being overly judgmental of a situation is like wearing dark sunglasses indoors.”
Matthew McKay, The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, And Distress Tolerance

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