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“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” –Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi “Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.” […]

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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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Five years ago I walked into my therapist’s office feeling like a Krispy-Kreme doughnut: I had no center. Everything I attempted both professionally and personally flopped. I had no sense of self, no confidence, and no faith in myself. I […]

Consider these surprising studies concerning the benefit of trained service dogs to help all kinds of disabilities: A recent survey showed that 82 percent of patients with PTSD who were assigned a dog had a decrease in symptoms, and 40 […]

“The art of medicine consists of keeping the patient amused, while nature heals the disease.” –Voltaire “The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.” –Chinese Proverb “Every […]

In his book, “How to Break Your Addiction to a Person,” Howard Halpern first explains what an addictive relationship is, then gives guidelines for recognizing if you’re involved in one. Then, he offers several techniques on how to end an […]

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. […]

I wanted to remind folks who suffer from treatment-resistant depression of the success rate as reported in the Johns Hopkins White Papers: If you’re on an antidepressant and it’s not working, don’t give up on it: You may need a […]

Mahatma Gandhi once said that “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” I have benefited from that advice, for sure, especially in the months that I was crawling out of a very […]

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