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  • Why Do We Value Religion More as We Age?

    February 9, 2010 . 3 Comments

    What prompted this article was something I read recently in AARP Magazine. (I guess I’m dating myself with that one!) “The older you are, the more ... Read More

  • Eliminate Blame to Overcome Helplessness

    February 9, 2010 . 3 Comments

    In my opinion we have a very blaming culture—we blame others for our problems, our behavior, and what we feel. Blame is the act of refusing to take ... Read More

  • Family Roles in Addiction Recovery II: The Mascot

    February 8, 2010 . 3 Comments

    In part I of this series, Family Ties: Support for Family Members with Alcoholism, I discussed what happens when members of alcoholic families, who are ... Read More

  • Who Helps You Define Love?

    February 8, 2010 . 3 Comments

    February is touted as the month of love with Valentine’s Day almost smack dab in the middle of it! But do you know what love really is? Many songs ... Read More

  • Kansas City Weighs Homicide Prevention Program

    February 6, 2010 . 6 Comments

    Cities often have differing methods of preventing homicides and other types of violence, and a program in Chicago has been successful in lowering homicide ... Read More

  • Understanding the Earhtquake’s Impact on Haiti

    February 4, 2010 . 7 Comments

    Our human relationship with nature is somewhat of an enigma; it seems impossible to decipher whose impact is greater. We are able to tame and sculpt nature, ... Read More

  • Internet Addiction and Depression Linked

    February 4, 2010 . 4 Comments

    The internet has risen from a rudimentary and sometimes-useful tool to a significant staple of modern life, business, and entertainment. Scores of people ... Read More

  • Nurturing Understanding: Building Skills for Better Communication

    February 3, 2010 . 8 Comments

    Relationships are precious and help us form a sense of who we are. Even though we may have differing viewpoints, relationships can be happy, wonderful, ... Read More

  • Bully Proof Your Work Life: 10 Steps to Dealing with Difficult People at Work

    February 3, 2010 . 14 Comments

    Relationships with our co-workers and bosses can really affect our lives! When they go well our lives are enriched. When they are difficult, we and our ... Read More

  • Australia Calls for Follow-Up Treatment for Attempted Suicide

    February 3, 2010 . 5 Comments

    Though hospitals are able to treat clients who have engaged in suicide or self-harm attempts with specific and effective treatment and care, such clients ... Read More

  • Contemplative Psychotherapy: Practicing Neutral Mindfulness

    February 2, 2010 . 1 Comment

    Contemplative psychotherapy, unlike many western models of psychotherapy, does not see the individual as ill. Pathology is not the focus of treatment, ... Read More

  • The Use of Reauthoring and Therapeutic Letters in Narrative Therapy: Case Study with Peter

    February 2, 2010 . No Comments

    In The Use of Scaffolding Map in Narrative Therapy I documented my first meeting with Peter, a boy who’d experienced anger and sadness after he was ... Read More

  • Against the Grain: Study Proposes Psychologists Stay Out of Torture

    February 2, 2010 . 2 Comments

    As the use of various interrogation techniques within the military and other institutions has become a pivotal topic in recent years, interest in the potential ... Read More

  • Creating Meaning for Life through Ecotherapy and Spirituality

    February 1, 2010 . 9 Comments

    Tu B’Shvat, a Jewish celebration of trees, begins the evening of January 29th, marking the time when tree sap begins to rise in the region of the ... Read More

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  • Help! My Husband Is Putting His Hobby Before Our Marriage

    July 3, 2015 . 3 Comments

    It sounds like you are feeling very alone in your marriage. Understandably, that is causing you great pain. ... Read more »

  • A Call for Help Adjusting from the Military to Civilian Life

    June 26, 2015 . 3 Comments

    Thanks for writing in, and thank you for your service. I can only imagine the difficulty of transitioning from being in the service overseas to civilian life. I’m curious as to why, if indeed you ... Read more »

  • Help! A Decade Later, I Just Found Out My Husband Has 2 Kids

    June 19, 2015 . 3 Comments

    What an incredible breach of trust. Not only did he lie to you about not having kids, which I'm sure made sense to him at the ... Read more »

  • Help! I'm Lost in My Mind, with No Sense of Life Purpose

    June 12, 2015 . 3 Comments

    I don’t suppose it’s much consolation, but you describe your situation very well—lost in your mind, indeed. You seem very much in ... Read more »

  • Our Relationship Has Hit a Wall; How Do I Get My Needs Met?

    June 5, 2015 . 3 Comments

    It sounds like you are in a very frustrating, even painful, place in your relationship right now. While all Read more »

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