April 2015


The New Middle Age

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

Middle Age. Over the Hill. Past your Prime. Do these phrases inspire you to live a long, healthy and happy life? Me neither. I love the slogan of the organization Aging as Ourselves: “Age doesn’t define me; my attitude does”. It all sounds good, doesn’t…

HDRs: High Drama Relationships

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

You’ve probably heard some people describe their relationships as “high drama”. I Googled “drama” and found some interesting definitions: (1) a crisis, spectacle, thrill, sensation or disturbance; (2) any number of situations that have an easy solution, which would bring a fairly good outcome, but [high drama…

Codependence: When friendship goes bad

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

Dear Michael,  For several years I was friends with someone. He ended it abruptly and refuses to talk to me. It’s no problem with me that he ended the friendship, but it’s been almost a year now and he’s still angry and hateful to me….

Why Can’t I Sleep?

Posted by Michael Kimmel in Columns

So many of my clients (and friends) complain about poor sleep or lack of sleep.  Why do so many of us not sleep long, well and deeply?  What’s going on here?  The National Sleep Foundation (which receives financial support from pharmaceutical companies) estimates that 20 percent of Americans,…

Making major life changes

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

Dear Michael: I am a 19-year-old, newly-out lesbian who is moving to NYC for college, and I am scared shitless.  I?ve lived in SD all my life.  I am so nervous I?m sick to my stomach a lot now.  I leave in a month to…