Part III of Staying Sane and Single. More Dos and Don’ts for online dating, first dates and nurturing a relationship.
There are certain Do’s and Don’ts in staying sane and single. Through my own personal and professional experience, I have discovered certain do’s and don’ts that can support your sanity.
Being single can be risky business both physically and emotionally. It’s like learning to live in a mind field and hoping you don’t step on one. As a single psychotherapist and mother of five grown children struggling with the trials and tribulations of single life like so many of my friends, colleagues and patients, I began to understand how to manage single life without losing my mind and dignity.
How can you stop your thoughts from controlling your days and nights? It’s not as difficult as you might imagine. It takes a commitment, time and money if you choose to hire a therapist.
Our thoughts can create counterproductive states of well-being and can drive us to depression, anxiety and misery. How can we stop our thoughts from controlling our brains? We have to STOP THINKING!
The Cabin in the Glen was a special place for family gatherings, spiritual awakenings, retreats, transformation and healing.
As a practicing psychotherapist for more than forty years, I can’t not express my deepest sorrow and concern for what I am observing as an active and fearful citizen of our country. Perhaps I am too old, too naïve or simply too biased to ignore the changes I am experiencing in our government and its impact on my country and people.
So… several weeks have passed since my last entry, MATCH.COM or MATCH.CON. After having been disappointed with my options, disillusioned by the pickin’s, I continued my effort in hoping to find a suitable match who met perhaps not all of my requirements but at least 75%.
Reprinted from Huffington Post | May 20, 2014 By Joan E. Childs On July 2, 1998, my beautiful 34-year-old daughter, Pam, a Ph.D. and clinical social worker, leaped to her death from a 15th-story window. Although her death gave every appearance of suicide, her executioner was her Bipolar 1 disorder. By the time she passed, […]
Why do people choose suicide? Is it always a conscious choice? The answer is not simple. When we know that self preservation is the strongest human need, how can we understand and explain the answer to this very complex question?