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Tips For A Mentally Healthy Life

Perhaps you, like me, come across a multitude of lists explaining how to be happier, or more mindful, or better at this or that. Some of them can be helpful and offer little gems for a life well-lived. Over the years I’ve created my own ...



One of my favorite things to do on a rainy, muggy, summer day is to curl up with a huge glass of iced tea and a favorite book…or watch a classic movie with a big bowl of popcorn, usually a couple of snoring pups by my side hogging the sofa ... more

Aug 31, 2016 12:43 PM Shrink Rap

Imagine spending a terrific Saturday with one of your best pals. Maybe you’re checking out a few galleries or downtown shops. Strolling, enjoying the weather, talking to complete strangers. You stop for lunch at a favorite restaurant and ... more

Aug 3, 2016 11:28 AM Shrink Rap

You know that “A-ha” feeling you get when certain experiences arise exactly when you are ready for them? Seems like they show up just so you can learn whatever you need to learn, at just the right moment. If you’re paying attention and listening ... more

Jul 6, 2016 11:39 AM Shrink Rap

With the kick-off of summer comes opportunity for lots of fun. Outdoor art exhibits, athletic events, races on the water, theatre in the park, free concerts, Riverbend, gay pride festivals, food and drink festivals, and much more. more

Jun 1, 2016 11:59 AM Shrink Rap

I was in the grocery store the other afternoon, chatting with the check-out gal and the elderly man who bags the groceries. He’s always struck me as the grandfatherly type who’d tell his grandkids interesting stories ... more

May 4, 2016 12:31 PM Shrink Rap

One of my favorite self-care images—it’s a reminder, really—is a physiology lesson taught to medical students during their early training: The first task of the heart is to pump blood to itself. When I give talks to care providers ... more

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM Shrink Rap

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