From Anger to Compassion

Anger to Compassion

Moving from anger to compassion requires a great deal of practice.

I had the chance to connect with a former acquaintance today in my acupuncturist’s office. We talked about the loss of his wife, Catherine. Bob was with her when she died.

Catherine passed from a heart attack, precipitated by obesity and . . . → Read More: From Anger to Compassion

Recapturing Your Childhood

Recapturing Your Childhood

How you ever wished you could go back to your childhood? Children are free to explore and have fun. They don’t have bills to pay, food to cook, or groceries to buy. Adult lives are crammed with schedules, deadlines, and work obligations. Children can whittle away time as though it were an . . . → Read More: Recapturing Your Childhood

Turning Negative Thoughts into Positive Thoughts:Building A Happy Life

From Negative to Positive thoughts

We are all bombarded by negative thoughts. One only has to listen to or read the news to be subjected to negativity. So how do we guard our minds and shift from sad to happy, from depressed to joyful, or from negative to positive thoughts? The following suggestions may help.

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Dealing With Grief

According to NIMH, the National Institute of Mental Health,grief is most often associated with the loss of a loved one. But grief can have many other causes such as:

*an emotional breakup

*loss of a job

*loss of health

*loss of a pet

*loss of a friendship

Everyone grieves differently and with a different time . . . → Read More: Dealing With Grief: Grief and Depression

Ten Ways To Manage Emotions


In my new Recovering from Depression, anxiety, and psychosis,I document a story of utilizing a combination of traditional counseling and alternative healing modalities in the process of building emotional control. Since early childhood trauma often results in an addiction to excitement, it is important to establish a new reality consisting of the ability to . . . → Read More: Ten Ways To Manage Emotions: Achieving Emotional Control

Family Roles in Dysfunctional Families: The Placater Or People Pleaser

The Placater Or People Pleaser


I know this role really well. It’s one of the roles I played. So I really did not have to google this one. According to Claudia Black, Phd, the placater typically demonstrates the following strengths:

The placater is caring, compassionate, empathic, good listener, sensitve to others, giving, and has . . . → Read More: Family Roles in Dysfunctional Families: The Placater Or People Pleaser

Mental Illlness and Social Challenges: How Therapists Can Help



Part of my mission is to create an understanding of the possible social implications of mental illness. Only a small percentage of patients are hospitalized due to the introduction of anti psychotic medications in the nineteen-fifties. Consequently, thousands of us live with one foot in the world of the normal, seeking to educate . . . → Read More: mental-illlness-and-social-challenges-how-therapists Can Help

Managaging anger

Embracing Love

I have had my share of anger in my life. Anger is brought into perspective by embracing love. It’s impossible to act out of anger when love is present.

Before my book goes to press, I’m going to insert something additional in the preface. It will sound something like this.

Dear readers, don’t . . . → Read More: Managing anger: Embracing Love