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“Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?” –Maurice Freehill “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” –Hebrews 11:1 “That nothing is static or […]

Caught in a terrible conundrum of whether I should break my diet over New York Super Fudge Chunk or Chunky Monkey at Ben and Jerry’s yesterday, I was reading the different fliers pinned to the community bulletin board inside this […]

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. […]

Yes. It’s that season where I compare everything to a pumpkin! 1. It comes in all shapes and sizes (and diagnoses). 2. With enough creativity, you can it put it to good use. 3. You have to carefully monitor kids […]

This is one of my earliest videos but one of my favorites. It is my version of the Zoloft commercial, where the egg chases the butterfly, until he (the egg) poops out. Then, after he takes his meds, he’s back […]

One form of cognitive behavioral therapy is exposure therapy, where your brain is supposed to form new connections and rewrite the language of your amygdala (fear center), so that it doesn’t associate every dog with the pit bull who took […]

Dr. Remen, who spends her life comforting sick people, wrote this in her chapter “Just Listen” (part of “Kitchen Table Wisdom”): One of my patients told me that when she tried to tell her story people often interrupted to tell […]

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my great aunt GiGi, who was one of my mental health heroes, owed her life to Recovery Inc. and she would occasionally share with me nuggets of its wisdom, like the following tools, […]

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. […]

Being that my job is to feature and review books on psychology, spirituality, and especially the intersection between the two, I receive my share of books on meditation. And as a person who has been trying to meditate for two […]

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