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Let’s Talk about a Healthy Sexual Lifestyle

“Healthy lifestyle” – You hear this often in the media, but what about a having a healthy sexual self?   Let’s discuss what healthy sexuality is and how do you achieve it.   Healthy Sexuality may have different mea...

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

When someone you care about is asking for support, it’s not always easy to know how to respond. It can be extremely tough helping loved ones through difficulties when you don't have the words. Often times we end up staying in the upset feelings w...

The Chatter of an Anxious Mind

"Nothing I do will ever be good enough". "Why doesn't he like me." "I'm going to be alone the rest of my life". "I always find a way to mess things up." These are examples of chatter in an anxious mind.   When your mind is anxious you are operat...

Will It Be Important to Talk About Sex in Couples Therapy?

There are many valuable books about sex, sex therapy, and their role in a couple's relationship and in couples therapy. Some good examples include Passionate Marriage, Intimacy and Desire, and Resurrecting Sex, all of which were written by David Schnar...

4 Steps to Bounce Back After Failure

Everything you have heard about failure is wrong. You learn it in school at an early age to avoid mistakes and do everything the right way. Mistakes are bad. That works to help establish a sense of moral development around what is good and bad, but mis...

Trouble Sleeping?

Why can't I sleep?   Trouble sleeping, or insomnia, happens to more than 3 million Americans yearly. Insomnia may be caused by biological factors, medical and psychiatric conditions, ineffective sleep habits and substance use, includin...

How Do I Support?

I have had several sister friends reach out to me because they are experiencing difficult times.  Some are dealing with the end of a marriage.  Others are grieving because they have not attained their goals relative to career, relationship, f...

Get Over Your Guilt

I believe guilt is an emotion that is detrimental to one’s mental health, and it is best to prevent or resolve it when it arises, so that one can live more freely and happily. According to Sigmund Freud, the emotions that propel us are sexuality ...

Don’t be Fooled by the Anxiety Trick

Chronic Anxiety is a challenge for 18.1 percent of the US population, according to the NIMH.  I’m of the opinion that most of the challenges people have with chronic anxiety are caused by what I refer to as “The Anxiety Trick.” I...

Being in Crisis

It’s probably not surprising that as a psychiatric mental health provider, I work daily with people who are in crisis. Over the years, I’ve noticed that fewer and fewer people are aware they are in crisis when they come to see me. There are...

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