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How to Live

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The title of this column kept tapping me on the shoulder. For three days, I tried resisting, but, my intuition prevailed; so here we are. Obviously, there is no one way to live. We each do it differently. We are supposed to. We are here…

My Peace Does Not Lie in The World

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How do you find peace of mind? With so many difficult people and situations in our lives, how do we not just lose it over-and-over again? After pursuing peace through many means over the past several decades, I have learned some things that have become…

But I’ll get hurt

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Have you ever met anyone whose heart had never been broken? Me neither. And yet, some people are terrified to date, socialize or fall in love because “I’ll get hurt”. A new client of mine came in and basically told me this story: “I’m such…

How To Forgive

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In this column, I’d like to talk about the men and women who’ve hurt us, broke our hearts or “done us wrong” and offer you some ideas on how to forgive those who have hurt you. I was inspired to write this after reading Colin…

Are you Type A, B, C or D?

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Haven’t you heard people say, “Oh, I’m such a Type A personality” or “You’re such a Type B person”? High-achieving folks often brag how Type A they are: “Oh, I can’t help it, I’m such a workaholic.” And Type B’s like to remind you how…

The mind-body connection in psychotherapy

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It’s really trendy to talk about the mind-body connection these days. But, what does that really mean? Sure, it sounds good, but how do you make it happen in a counseling session? For me, as a psychotherapist, I like to use the techniques of Bioenergetic…

Why Plastic Surgery is Never Enough

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I was inspired to write this column after recently seeing an ad in a very trendy magazine. The ad began with three words – and question marks – in a very large font: “Fat? Old? Ugly?” Nice, huh? So helpful and encouraging. It was an ad…

January is Divorce Month

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I didn’t make this up. I was reading a professional journal and this was mentioned in an article on counseling couples. They didn’t explain why, so I did a little research of my own to see if they just put this in the article to…

A Numb New Year?

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Why do we numb ourselves? What is it we don’t want to feel? Is it so bad to “take the edge off”? Of course not, but how do you get there? Do you need something external (drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping) to make you feel better,…