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?
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.