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Stories of Hardship and Hope

I want to share a few stories with you. This afternoon, I received a call from Keith, a good friend of mine, who told me he had just lost his job. He is a very conscientious worker, had a lot of responsibility in his position ...

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Using Your (Brain) Power for Good

Here’s what we know: It’s good to relax. Deep, conscious breathing accomplishes this, along with improving pain management, and could even help us live longer. When I teach meditation and breathing techniquesto folks who ... more »

Oct 7, 2015 12:16 PM Shrink Rap

Managing the Summer Blues

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 ... more »

Sep 2, 2015 2:07 PM Shrink Rap

Whose “Right and Wrong” Are We Talking About?

Over the years I’ve worked with many folks who, unfortunately, were raised with a damaging version of “right” and “wrong.” Their well-meaning parents (or whichever authority figure) would impose unrealistically ... more »

Aug 5, 2015 2:59 PM Shrink Rap

Love Wins

“I learned my politics from my children,” Mary-Ellen would proudly proclaim to me with a smile and a twinkle in her eye. She’d sit up a little straighter, shoulders back, with the kind of self satisfaction you feel right after ... more »

Jul 1, 2015 2:26 PM Shrink Rap

When It’s Not “Business As Usual”

During recent thunderstorms I was watching the reactions of my two dogs as we sat outside under shelter. My senior pup, Betty Lou, is pretty fearless, and she comforted herself by curling up at my feet, receiving the occasional ... more »

Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM Shrink Rap

So Laugh—You’ll Live Longer

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 7, 2015 11:18 AM Shrink Rap

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