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The Wisdom of a Greek Slave

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Wisdom of a Greek Slave

What a Fox, Some Grapes and a Little Frustration Can Tell Us about Relationships “As we mature, our ability to form relationships requires skill rather than cuteness.” In Aesop’s fable, The Fox and the Grapes, a thirsty fox is walking through a forest when he spies some grape vines hanging from a tree branch. Thinking […]

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Mental Health, Medication & the Power of Talk (Part 4)

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mental Health, Medication & the Power of Talk (Part 4)

We Live in Challenging Times …but there is hope. “Even though the navigation of life and relationships is far more complex than previous generations, we have a mental health care system that is far more knowledgeable and sophisticated.” The beginning of the 21st century has been a little rough for most everyone. After nearly a […]

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Mental Health, Medication & the Power of Talk (Part 3)

| June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mental Health, Medication & the Power of Talk (Part 3)

Understanding Your Choices …is the key to finding solutions Despite the fact that there are numerous mental health professionals today, these people are still failing to get the care that they need. This situation is largely a result of failing to properly educate the public.” So many of us are walking around with mental-emotional problems […]

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Mental Health, Medication & the Power of Talk (Part 2)

Mental Health, Medication & the Power of Talk (Part 2)

The Most Obvious Choice for Treating Mental-Emotional Illness May Not Be Your Best Choice. “Although many psychological problems may be expressed physically, the only long-term effective treatment is a psychological approach.” As consumers of healthcare, we’ve been taught to expect quick fixes from our physicians. In part, this is because we live in a culture […]

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Mental Health, Medication & the Power of Talk (Part 1)

Mental Health, Medication & the Power of Talk (Part 1)

A Brief History of the Treatment of Mental-Emotional Illness “…it was in the 20th century that the Disease Model of mental illness was adopted. This meant that psychological problems and treatment could be approached and understood in a manner similar to colds, appendicitis or broken bones.” History can be instructive, filling us with wonder and […]

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Fear and Relationships

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fear and Relationships

It’s weird that the very thing we need the most, our relationships, we fear the most. “It may not work out, so I better be careful!” we tell ourselves. The irony is that the fear of commitment in any type of relationship may mask a desperate desire for the intimacy and security that comes from […]

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Relationships…Their Relationship to Mental-Emotional Health

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Relationships…Their Relationship to Mental-Emotional Health

It sounds crazy to say, but relationships can lead us to have poor mental-emotional health, while at the same time, we need relationships for good mental-emotional health. What a contradiction! How can something that we need be also harmful? But if we look at this a little more closely, it does make sense. First, it […]

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Boundaries Part Two: Can They Influence New Behavior?

| March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
Boundaries Part Two: Can They Influence New Behavior?

New Behavior …or will some people just not change? Dr. Mimi Silbert’s work proves a person can change. She works with ex cons and individuals who have had extremely difficult pasts such as being released from long prison sentences, gang leaders, murders and pedophiles. Validated studies indicates that graduate of her program have a rehabilitation […]

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Good Mental-Emotional Health Is Achievable

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Good Mental-Emotional Health Is Achievable

Typically, mental-emotional health concerns are only addressed in a clinical setting if an individual seeks out help. Unless someone is a danger to themselves or others, a mental-emotional health problem is only a problem if the individual is experiencing distress, pain or discomfort by it and sees this as being a problem. The reason for […]

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The Power of Healthy Boundaries: Part One

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Power of Healthy Boundaries:  Part One

Boundaries …just what are they and how much do they matter in our lives? Most people desire to have healthy relationships for the simple reason that we have an innate need for them and they meet many of our greatest needs. Yet, without the ability to set healthy boundaries in relationships, fractures will just keep […]

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