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Practice Acceptance of Your Emotional or Physical Pain

The concept of accepting pain is one that is always a tough one to explain to people. Almost immediately their reaction is something like “What are you talking about? Why would I accept my pain and suffering?” Often people who have this reaction are confusing acceptance with approval. Acceptance does not mean approval. Acceptance does [...]

Practice Acceptance of Your Emotional or Physical Pain 2018-03-16T14:13:21+00:00

Pain – The Great Change Motivator

Sometimes I get a call or an email from someone who is interested in beginning therapy. We talk, they tell me a bit about their situation, we set up an appointment, and they cancel. We try again and they cancel. At that point, I know they're not going to start therapy and I know why: [...]

Pain – The Great Change Motivator 2018-03-16T14:13:23+00:00

4 Tips for Getting through Divorce

Divorce is painful.  There’s no getting around it.  Whether you were the one who initiated it or not, it is still likely be one of the most painful periods in your life.  These tips are for getting through the first month or two after it’s decided that you’re getting divorced. 1.   Be kind to yourself and [...]

4 Tips for Getting through Divorce 2018-03-16T14:13:24+00:00

How to Prevent Recurrent Depression

Some people have certain susceptibilities, such as getting depressed or overly anxious, and rather than denying these susceptibilities, it’s best to accept them and learn to manage them better.  Take depression, for instance.  Studies show that people, who have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE), have a 50% likelihood of reoccurrence.  So if you have [...]

How to Prevent Recurrent Depression 2018-03-16T14:13:24+00:00

The Many Faces of Love: Caretaking A Sick Loved One

I talk to my patients about the many faces of love, whether romantic or non-romantic love.  There is the “It’s early on and everything you say is fascinating” love, the “We know each other so well and can finish each other’s sentences” love, the “Wow, you can still surprise me” love, and then sadly, the [...]

The Many Faces of Love: Caretaking A Sick Loved One 2018-03-16T14:13:24+00:00