Randi Gunther, Ph.D: Psychologist & Author

My NativeAdVert:

Dr. Randi Gunther is a clinical psychologist and marriage counselor practicing in Southern California. In her forty year career, she has accumulated over 100,000 face-to-face hours with individuals, couples, and families. She has inspired hundreds of people in her workshops and lectures to go beyond their limitations and create successful relationships. A practical idealist, she encourages her patients to give up their negative entanglements and to pursue their dreams.

My Goal of the Day: To live life with intention, purpose, and a commitment to wonder.

My Thought of the Day: My wish that light will eventually eclipse the darkness.

My Action of the Day: To transform what is in my mind and heart into action.

My Deed of the Day: Staying conscious in the face of overwhelm.

My Tip of the Day So different for everyone.

My Pic of the Day:


 

A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

Having watched it grow up a little. The vast expanse is still overwhelming. It’s like a bunch of lively burrows attached without a central control station. But that also gives it a uniqueness and the challenge to find the magic in every place.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Don’t eat breakfast and never have. I like the feeling of being empty when I first begin to think and feel. I go to restaurants for the good feelings of being there. The type of food is unimportant. Caring people, quality, gentle ambiance, good service.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Often on my way to work, grateful for the day emerging.

10:00 AM – Seeing patients, writing, or walking our dog. Sometimes, on the weekends, doing errands.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

If it’s during the week, it’s a little Japanese place that has a reasonably priced and delicious Bento Boxes. During the week, when I’m working, I eat very simply because I’m busy and food is not as important as attending to the people I care about. 

7:00 PM – Just getting home. Park my car at the bottom of our hill and let go of the day so that I can embrace the evening without my experiences spilling over into the next phase of my life.

11:00 PM – Sleeping, hopefully.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I have not had any kind of alcohol for over forty years. Went without it for a year as part of my discipline shrine, and loved the results.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Don’t have one.

What should everyone try at least once?

Being courageous on the other end of something that would normally let fear hijack the results.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

In my daydreams.

Just saw an amazing sunset. Never ceases to impact my soul. When I feel overwhelmed with more demands than I have resources, I turn on You Tube and look for soldiers coming home to their children, animals being rescued, some Ellen for sure, fascinating non-partisan socio-political interactions, Ted talks, children in wonder learning something for the first time, being touched tenderly, realizing that I’ve just been given the blessing of more time on the planet.