In his book, Anatomy of an Epidemic (2012), Robert Whitiker paints a terrifying picture of the psychiatric health and treatment of patients today. As a society, we have been led to believe that [...]
From the very first days of Kindergarten we are taught to watch our words, for, as we are told, our words hold tremendous power. The mantra, “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything [...]
Sadness can be one of the most challenging emotions to experience. Sadness can hit us like a brick wall. Sometimes it arrives out of nowhere - overwhelming, all-consuming, debilitating, raw [...]
Thank you; two words we utter daily, and yet we often neglect to acknowledge their true power and meaning. What does it really mean to say thank you and whom does it benefit?
At some point during their recovery journey, almost all of my patients will say that recovery is “one of the hardest things I have ever done.” It really isn’t easy, at all, which is probably why [...]
Just like most things in life, stress exists on a continuum. While we generally stigmatize stress as “bad”, it does have highly adaptive properties. If we never felt stress it is unlikely we [...]
There is just something about the Fall that elicits so many feelings; of excitement, nervousness, nostalgia, and anticipation. For me, the Fall feels more like the beginning of a new year, than [...]