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Strengthen Your Immune System

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

In the past few days, I’ve been getting a lot of texts and phone calls from clients who are worried about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and want to know, “What can I do? How can I help my immune system?” I am no physician, but as…

Why I Love Cowboys

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

I love cowboys because they: are steady and sweet, keep their cards close to their chests, only open up when they know you’re trustworthy, are solid and low-key in their loving (platonic and romantic), know a lot about animals and how to care for them, are respectful to others, specially…

Why is Everyone So Anxious?

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

Have you noticed how anxious, worried and edgy most people are lately? Have you experienced these feelings yourself? If so, you can relax: you’re “normal” (that’s not a word I often use, but sometimes it’s useful).  These are difficult times: I am 66 years old…

How Much Sex Should I Be Having?

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

I’ve been a psychotherapist for about twenty years; before that I was a middle school counselor in San Francisco, preschool teacher in the Bronx, social worker for terminally ill children and their families at San Diego Hospice, helped parents regain custody of their kids for…

Have More Love

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

It’s a new year. Most of us want some things to change. We’d like more money, a better job, our partner to drop their annoying habits, our boss to be nicer, our car to be newer…that kind of stuff. But, bottom line, don’t most of…

How to Feel Less Anxious

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

It’s pretty easy to feel anxious these days, especially with climate change, attacks on LGBTQ rights and a government led by someone as mentally unstable as Donald Trump. After suffering from panic attacks myself – and helping my clients with anxiety/worry/fears/ phobias – here are…

Are You Ready for Marriage?

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

Choosing a partner is one of most important decisions any of us will ever make. It determines the harmony – or lack of it – that we will experience in every area of our lives. Unfortunately, the statistics (based on predominantly heterosexual marriages) do not…

90 Seconds

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

I used to hate science in high school. In my class of 68 people (Wellington High School class of 1971), our biology teacher was completely incompetent and our physics teacher gave you extra credit if you went to the high school wrestling matches (you guessed…