Monthly Archives: May 2012

What I’ve Learned about People

My work affords me the amazing privilege of hearing the most intimate details of people’s lives, obviously for the purpose of being of some help to them.  I’ve been officially licensed as a psychologist for 17 years, but have done one … Continue reading

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Listening to Shame

Dr. Brene Brown’s first TED.com talk on the power of vulnerability was an instant hit.  I believe her success is directly related to her courage to speak authentically and her ability to shine a light on the most vulnerable aspects … Continue reading

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Living with Your Hands Off Your Ears

Learning and growth only happen when we are willing to step out of our comfort zone, despite the fear and apprehension of doing so.  Immersing ourselves in the feared experience allows us to learn from it.  Here’s a great talk … Continue reading

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Humor Break

Laughter has been linked to many health benefits, such as pain relief, improved immunity, and decreased stress.  Be sure to regularly take a “humor break” to give yourself a lift.  Here are a couple of oldies, but goodies to get you … Continue reading

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Moments

Life can move so fast that it’s easy to miss the small moments that ultimately define a lifetime.  This video by William Hoffman serves as a reminder to be more mindful of these moments in our daily lives.

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Strength in Vulnerability

Is it weak to seek help?  Do feelings of vulnerability, fear, or helplessness signal that you are not strong enough?  If you lose an ability because of illness, injury, or aging, does that mean you are now weaker? One of the things I frequently … Continue reading

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Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality

In light of all the current focus on gay marriage, I thought it would be useful to reprint some information on sexual orientation and homosexuality provided on the website of the American Psychological Association.  If, as a nation, we are … Continue reading

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