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The Great Reassessment

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

How do you talk about a global pandemic when you’re in the midst of it? And what can you – should you – do about BLM and four hundred years of institutional racism? This is the perfect time for “The Great Reassessment”. The world is…

Love in the Time of COVID

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in Columns

The title of this column was inspired by the novel “Love in the Time of Cholera”, written by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, first published in Spanish in 1985 and in English in 1988. From my research, I discovered that seven cholera pandemics have occurred…

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…