More About Anger

posted in: Books, Peace Train | 7

My post on anger left some questions. One reader, Bryan, asks on my blog if I am advocating a kind of “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” position. It is a wonderful question and deserves a response. Bryan points out … Read More

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Do You Like Your Doctor?

posted in: Books, Psychotherapy | 1

Why do we like some doctors better than others? Jeannie Tsai and Tamara Sims, both associated with Stanford, propose it is because of our emotional fit. Tsai and Sims looked at two preferred emotional styles: Positive and high energy, and … Read More

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HOW CAN I HELP?

posted in: Classes, Enjoy Life Book | 8

END OF THE YEAR! – TIME FOR ME TO RE-EVALUATE.  – Please help me help you. What have you gained this year from receiving my newsletter?  Which posts were meaningful to you? Did you take any of my Online Classes? If … Read More

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MEDITATION: CAN IT BE A STAND-ALONE TREATMENT?

In a new study just released, group mindfulness treatment was just as effective as individual cognitive therapy in treating depression.[1] As usual, the actual article is behind a paywall, but if you sign up for online library services through your … Read More

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CAN SELF HELP REALLY HELP?

Automatic happiness? Sounds like a science fiction story about cheery robots. But that’s our topic for today. It turns out that online help automates mental health. How can that be bad? Well, only research can tell us how good or … Read More

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I WAS RIGHT ABOUT FOOD!

At this year’s American Psychiatric Association meeting in San Francisco, just completed, Dr Drew Ramsey, MD, talked about three large studies suggesting that what we eat does have a large impact on our moods. He reviewed Sanchez-Villega’s large study of … Read More

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DO SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS REQUIRE SPECIFIC TREATMENT

There are a fair number of therapists reading this blog. Rather, I should say of the very few people who read my rants, several are therapists. But enough sniveling. On a Positive Psychology discussion group the following question was posted: … Read More

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DO YOU WANT TO LIVE TO 120?

My granddaughter Lily is almost three. She has gotten excited about being scared. She wants her parents to tell her scary stories, and when she comes to visit, she wants me to be a “Tickle Monster.” That means I hold … Read More

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I Resolve . . . Making and Achieving Goals

As far as I know, my dog never makes resolutions. She seems to be happy with who she is. I am not. I want to get stronger, run some 5k and 10k races. Since I started running a couple of … Read More

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Broken Sleep May Be Normal Sleep

From a current “Psychiatric Times” comes welcome news. As we get older, we often worry about our sleep habits. Baby Boomers especially seem to worry about them. Some people find they are waking up in the middle of the night … Read More

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