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Since it’s that time of year … the spooky season, I thought I’d republish my post on how best to face your fears. Fears are like annoying relatives. You can’t avoid them forever, and ignoring them won’t make them go away. […]

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In the spirit of halloween, I thought you’d all appreciate some vampire talk. In her new book, “Emotional Freedom,” UCLA psychiatrist Judith Orloff identifies five kinds of vampires that are lurking around and can zap our energy if we’re not […]

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I have decided to dedicate a post on Thursday to therapy, and offer you the many tips I have learned on the couch. They will be a good reminder for me, as well, of something small I can concentrate on. […]

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Brian Vaszily wrote an interesting post on the website, Intent.com, called “How to Stop Difficult People from Zapping Your Energy and Happiness.” He suggests you pick something to EMULATE from your nemesis. Say what???? He writes: Instead of focusing on their […]

I am one moody chick when it comes to the seasons of the year.

I don’t know how many times I utter the Serenity Prayer in a day, but it’s well into the double digits. In fact, the words penned by the late theologian Reinhold Niebuhr may very well be imprinted on my plastic […]

One of Beliefnet’s most popular galleries is “10 Inspiring Quotes for a Depressed Heart.” I’ve included several of them here.     *  “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your […]

I often wonder what it is, exactly, about psychotherapy that is so crucial to my recovery. I wish I only had to go to the self-help section of a bookstore or sit down for coffee at a friend’s house to […]

Have I ever said how much I wish I didn’t need therapy? I look forward to my annual pap more the therapy. Not because I don’t like my therapist – actually, I think she’s brilliant. But because it is so […]

I have decided to dedicate a post on Thursday to therapy, and offer you the many tips I have learned on the couch. They will be a good reminder for me, as well, of something small I can concentrate on. […]

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