Once we accept the reality of the current moment (however unpleasant it may be) for what it is, and not what we wish it were, we can turn our attention to ways to improve it. This skill is called “Radical Acceptance.” Radical acceptance is hard to do, especially when it feels like accepting the situation [...]
The most important person in your life is the person who agreed to share their life with you. Treat them as such. Whether in your case it may be your parents, always treat them with the same respect you would like to be treated as a human being. You might live a long life, or [...]
Recently, I embarked on a series of conversations with people about their reasons for taking walks. I heard about a wide range of motivations. But surely one of the most compelling was walking as a way of coping with pain. Walking Out of the Shadows Grief is a journey that for some is best traveled [...]
There are many reasons to seek out a therapist. Here are my top 10 reasons why therapy may be something you need. 10 – Relationships Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. I’m pretty sure every single client of mine in 10 years sought therapy because of a relational problem or because other things [...]
When your head gets a severe pain, it may be tough to figure out if it’s a headache or a migraine. During the changing seasons, you may experience this. 5 Reasons it May be a Headache Many headaches are described as generalized, the entire head, sometimes squeezing at the temples. Most of the time people [...]
Few people know that there were direct child survivors of 9/11, and I am looking to change that…because I am one of them. As a teenager looking for relief and for answers, I was swept through a revolving door of therapists and psychiatrists who fit my symptoms into one diagnosis, then another, scribbling out prescriptions [...]
In May 2015, a mother on a United Airlines flight asked a flight attendant if she could purchase a hot meal from first class because her autistic daughter is particular about her food. See what happened.
The suicide rate has increased in the past decade, despite the best efforts of hot lines and prevention programs. A Detroit health plan set a zero suicide goal among its members — and achieved it.