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Judging Our Pain

Most of my patients are in a great deal of emotional pain.  They struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other psychiatric difficulties.  Above and

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Closer to Peace

A dear friend of mine recently lost her mother.  She and her mother had a very troubled relationship for a very long time, and they

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3:30 AM

The other night, I woke up in a state of panic around 3:30 am.  A cloud of parental anxiety was swirling furiously in my head. 

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Leap of Faith

I wouldn’t necessarily describe myself as a controlling person.  I am generally someone who can go with the flow of life circumstances, or do what

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Making Meaning

Victor Frankl was a brilliant Viennese psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, and author of the best selling book, “Man’s Search for Meaning.”  Victor Frankl once said,

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Seven Years

I have never been one to be the life of the party.  In college and medical school, you would most likely find me studying on

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Changing The World

I recently read a wonderful and inspiring book, entitled “The Promise of a Pencil,” by Adam Braun.  In his book, Adam shares how he left

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Work In Progress

This weekend, I was reprimanding my daughter.  I had asked her several times to turn off her IPad, and yet she continued on, happily playing

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Invite Them In

For today’s Mindful Monday post, I would like to share a poem with you from one of my favorite poets, Rumi: This being human is

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The Salve of Empathy

For today’s Mindful Monday post, I would like to speak to the power of empathy.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Being a psychiatrist, this

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Flow Like Water

For today’s Mindful Monday post, I would like to share some thoughts about transition.  As Spring is in season, transition has been on my mind. 

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