Getting Most From Life

LIFE GOES ON: Health, Not Age

July 7, 2012
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LIFE GOES ON: Health, Not Age

HEALTH, NOT AGE As a psychologist, I often hear my patients talk about their fear of aging. Pretty, young girls see their first wrinkle and freak out. They talk about turning 30 as if it were a curse. And on the other end of the lifespan, older people tend to define themselves by their...

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LIFE GOES ON: Patient-Therapist Relationship

June 30, 2012
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LIFE GOES ON: Patient-Therapist Relationship

PATIENT-THERAPIST RELATIONSHIP Psychotherapy creates a very unique relationship based on confidentiality, trust, openness, and safety. As a psychologist, I am legally and ethically bound to secrecy of everything you tell me. (Exceptions are if you are a threat to yourself or others, where I am a mandated reporter.) I am also not allowed to...

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LIFE GOES ON: Choice Not Need

June 23, 2012
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LIFE GOES ON: Choice Not Need

CHOICE NOT NEED   Jung introduced the concept of Introverts and Extroverts. Often misunderstood, we tend to think of Introverts as being quiet and shy, and think of Extroverts as being the life of the party. Far from the truth. Introverts gather their energy from quiet and solitude which enables them to interact with...

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LIFE GOES ON: Sadness Not Madness

June 16, 2012
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LIFE GOES ON: Sadness Not Madness

SADNESS NOT MADNESS Anger is contagious. An angry voice fills us with fear, stress, anxiety, and anger. It’s abrasive, unattractive, repellant, and we want to get away. Flight or fight. React with fear or aggression. But beneath the surface of anger, there is usually sadness. It is much easier to feel angry than sad....

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