Monthly Archives: August 2013

220. Lies and Truth

One of my clients , whom I’ll call Mark,  revealed to me a childhood incident in which his father beat him and told him what an awful little boy he was and then said, “I wish you had never been … Continue reading

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219. Change Your Beliefs

Our beliefs affect our thoughts. Our thoughts affect our attitude. Our attitude affects our disposition. Our disposition affects our condition. If your condition is one of depression, anxiety, or other dark abodes, it may be time to change your beliefs. … Continue reading

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218. Stay Away from the Surface

The surface of life is fraught with anxiety, hardships, pressures, and grief. There may be a great war in the Middle-East, you may owe more on your house than it is worth, the pressure to get things done my be … Continue reading

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217. The Problem of Fear

There is an important lesson I learned in facing the onset of depression, which helped me deal with it in a different way. At one time in my life, when I felt the grip of depression, my mind would start … Continue reading

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216. On the Head of a Pin

This comes from a posting by Bruce Kramer, a person afflicted with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. His writing offers hope for those suffering with a debilitating disease and for those of us finding our way out of dark places. The elevator … Continue reading

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215. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy comes up often as a treatment for anxiety and depression, as well as other unpleasant conditions of the psyche, but what exactly is it?  Stephanie Larsen, a psychotherapy provider, provides her definition of CBT below. Cognitive behavioral … Continue reading

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214. A Combination of Things

Barbara Altman, an author and presenter on the themes of depression, anxiety, and psychosis, started a discussion on What is the best way to help someone with depression and anxiety?  Here is a response from Carole Zirlin, a psychologist from … Continue reading

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