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  • Study Finds Racial Disparities in Pain-Related Quality of Life

    April 19, 2010 . 2 Comments

    There are many ways in which chronic pain issues can interrupt and interfere with a life, and the quality of that life, especially in psychological terms, ... Read More

  • Spirituality and Psychotherapy: How Therapy Can Support Life Transitions

    April 16, 2010 . 6 Comments

    The spiritual dimension can surface most unexpectedly. The change process seems to invite it. People come to therapy because they perceive, at some level, ... Read More

  • Signs of Low Self-Esteem, Part II: Dishonesty and Poor Boundaries

    April 16, 2010 . 6 Comments

    Low self-esteem shows itself in many ways. Thinking others’ poor behavior is a reflection on us instead of them, disliking the human race, perfectionism, ... Read More

  • Mindfulness and the Beauty of Not-Knowing

    April 16, 2010 . 6 Comments

    My previous post discussed connecting with the inner knowledge that we gain through the practice of mindfulness. Besides knowledge, another quality that ... Read More

  • Study Finds Brief, Basic Use of Meditation Yields Positive Effects

    April 16, 2010 . 5 Comments

    When discussing meditation as a health benefit, many people may suspect that months if not years of training are required, necessitating the use of all ... Read More

  • Understanding Difficult Behavior: For Foster and Adoptive Parents

    April 15, 2010 . 4 Comments

    It is common for children and adolescents in foster care and adoptive situations to exhibit challenging behaviors, some of which can be severe. It is equally ... Read More

  • Study Finds Eating Disorder Diagnoses may be Too Strict

    April 15, 2010 . 2 Comments

    Though a small percentage of the population is affected by the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia, the issues can be debilitating in many areas of life ... Read More

  • To-Do Lists: Balancing Responsibilities with Self-Care

    April 14, 2010 . 3 Comments

    The topic for this article came to me as I was stressing about getting the taxes finished, managing to find the time for my daughter’s softball games, ... Read More

  • Journal Therapy: Adding Colors and Imagery

    April 14, 2010 . 3 Comments

    Journaling is a wonderful way to explore, embrace, and accept your inner world. Colors and pictures can further enhance your understanding of the deep, ... Read More

  • “Gay” Jimmy or “Just” Jimmy?

    April 14, 2010 . 2 Comments

    Recently I received a message from a dear friend, Amy, on Facebook. We’ve known each other for over 20 years and have always shared a close bond. Since ... Read More

  • Saving Your Home, While Losing Your House: Foreclosure and Relationships

    April 14, 2010 . 1 Comment

    Let’s face it, these are tough times. Everyone has problems, and sometimes that means job loss and house foreclosure. But, take some time to reflect ... Read More

  • Tax Day Is Coming… Why Am I Freaking Out?

    April 13, 2010 . 3 Comments

    Tax time is widely known as a time of great stress, fear, and frustration for many of us. Why do we have such strong feelings about April 15? Three of ... Read More

  • How to Choose a Holistic Psychotherapist

    April 13, 2010 . 3 Comments

    Whether it’s a death, break-up, newly empty nest, illness, major move, traumatic event, or job loss, life is full of curve balls. When dealing with ... Read More

  • Experiencing Emotions Brings Healing and Growth

    April 13, 2010 . 2 Comments

    Experiencing emotion is a normal part of healthy development. But those who were traumatized as children may have learned to “numb out” so ... Read More

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

    July 3, 2015 . 2 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 . 2 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 . 2 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 . 2 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 . 2 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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