Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The Purpose of Loneliness

You can be lonely whether or not you have a partner, relatives, or many friends. When you have a need and desire to be interpersonally connected and recognize that it’s missing, you may become wrapped in the emotion of loneliness. Emotions, by de...

Mind-Body Connections for Increasing Non-Judgment in Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness is the new black. I love the current media buzz and the integration of awareness practices into everything from psychotherapy to education and business. Further, I love that western science is starting to have evidence-based research that...

Count Me Out of “Recovery Nation”—Negative Self-Identity Is the Cruelest Stigma of All

I can’t bear when people label themselves “alcoholics,” “addicts” or “in recovery.” I view it as a way of denying that you are human. And to teach your child that… Influence contributor Meghan Ralston w...

Living with an Anxious Spouse

Living with an Anxiety Disorder is typically associated with a great deal of personal distress, but it can be difficult on the partners of those diagnosed with Anxiety as well. Significant others of those suffering from the challenges of an Anxiety Disorder often take on more...

Making Love Last Forever– A Simple Way

Many couples can decrease the need for and cost of therapy, or eliminate it totally, by establishing a simple routine on their own. Regardless of life’s ups and downs, spouses who are able to communicate respectfully can increase romance, intim...

Getting Old Sucks

“Getting old sucks!” That’s what my 86-year-old father shared with me on a recent visit. He has lived in Boca Raton, Florida, since moving from my childhood home in Connecticut a few years ago. He lives alone; his wife of 49 years, my...

Finding Rest

On the 7th Day, there was rest… We see it all throughout the Old Testament of the Bible. Here are some examples: Genesis 2:2: By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. ...

Accepting Loss is a Part of Being Free

Loss is difficult to process. It's painful to let go of our cherished relationships and beliefs. Most of us resist loss at all cost. We hold on to relationships that may have run its course. We hold on to behaviors that don't serve us any more, and get...

When to Say “No”

One of the things that each of us face as adults is the decision about when we have to say “no” to the addition of something else in our schedules. The more we stretch ourselves, work to meet family obligations, volunteer and somewhere fi...

We’re All Disabled

We’re All Disabled The Huffington Post, for whom I blog weekly, asked me to write a post for the TEDWeekends edition of its website focusing on the TED talk by the wheelchair -bound performance artist, Sue Austin, titled, Deep Sea Diving&helli...

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Adolescents and Opioids

There is no secret that substance abuse is on a rise among our youth. Adolescent and substance has always been one of those issues...

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