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?
Having been unattached since the start of the New Year, I decided with reservation to join Match.com like so many other singles, (and perhaps married) to see what perpetual possibilities were out there. Being 78 years old is certainly a challenge in the Internet dating arena. Most guys my age want to date women 10-20 […]
I am fully aware that many clinicians in my field who use Skype as a medium to do therapy. I have chosen not to use this medium with a few exceptions.
What does it mean to be authentic? How does it feel to be in your true essence? What stops us from walking in our truth? To know the answers, first you must ask the questions. We are born perfect. We had no fears, no inhibitions, anxieties or worries when we arrived on our birth day. […]
Everyone knows that there is no intimacy without conflict; unless of course, you agree never to disagree. Then, you don’t have a healthy relationship; you have codependency. Conflicts need to be externalized and resolved.
Perhaps, the work I am most known for is healing and championing the Inner Child. In 1989, I first became acquainted with John Bradshaw for his efforts in bringing this work to the forefront of transformational psychology. Although, often called “pop psychology” or “fringe” among those unfamiliar with his work, it has been long proven perhaps one of the most successful models for change.
Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. This nightmare can happen to anyone. Since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it feels like we are living in a third world country; not the country I grew up in in the 1950’s, perhaps the last age of innocence. The United […]
On Saturday eve, the second night of our class reunion, was the first time I have ever been speechless, albeit no fault of my own. I suffered from an unwelcomed and unexpected case of laryngitis and my vocal cords would not cooperate. So, I am taking the liberty of writing what I couldn’t express Saturday […]