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Is It Grief or Depression?

It is easy to get grief confused with a major depressive episode (MDE) and vise versa. Both include feelings of sadness, at times hopelessness, and a state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life (dysphoria). So how do you really know the di...

Could playing Tetris help prevent PTSD?

A new study from the University of Oxford revealed playing the computer game Tetris may help prevent the development of post traumatic stress disorder, following motor vehicle crashes. The randomized control trial included 71 people who prese...

A Way to Think about Your Sexual Relationship

I continue to read David Schnarch, this time working on Constructing the Sexual Crucible.  It was published in 1991 and is much more of a textbook for therapists than the other books I have mentioned.  If you are looking for something to read...

Mindful Meditation

In our fast-paced and troubled world, two words that often arise not only in the healing practices but in the media and elsewhere are “mindfulness” and “meditation.”  These are not new concepts certainly, but with the incre...

What every parent who has a child on the Autism Spectrum wants you to know

I often hear stories from parents about their experiences taking their child who is on the spectrum to an event of some sort, and the stories are truly heartbreaking. The heartbreaking part is not what happened at the event with their child, but how th...

A Spiritual Union

They met at a family reunion, but neither belonged to the family.  She came with her best friend, who’d begged her to come along and be a buffer between her and her mom.  He came with his racquetball buddy, who was hoping to persuade hi...

10 Ways to Increase Self-Care

What is self-care? Self-care has become somewhat of a buzz word in popular psychology. In a world filled with on-the-go professionals and families, people are finding it hard to slow down and, well, care for self.  But what exactly is self-care? ...

Working On a Better (Sexual) Relationship

Couples can have difficulties in one area of their relationship (sex, for example) that affects them in other areas (just talking to each other).  The partner that has a stronger desire for sex can often feel controlled by the partner with lower d...

Why I hate the phrase “Get over it”

With tears streaming down her face, a woman said to me “I know I should be over this already, but I’m getting worse.”   She had lost her husband of 40+ years only 6 months prior to this conversation. We spoke of the details of ...

Is My Relationship Worth Fixing?

Chances are you've been asking this question for awhile. Perhaps you have the same, repetitive fights with your spouse. Maybe you feel unsatisfied, like something is missing in your relationship. Or, your partner has habits that drive you crazy but you...

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