• Autism
    Autism is a challenging diagnosis for a family.  It is more and more common and unknown as to why: A good book is Ten Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew by Veronica Zysk 1. I am a whole … Continue reading 
  • Post Romantic Stress Disorder
    A new book by John Bradshaw is Post Romantic Stress Disorder Four degrees of PRSD The first degree covers the sense of shame that is experienced when an in-love trance is broken by diminished sexual desire in one partner.  The …  Continue reading 
  • Life Isn’t Fair
    From Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Surrender to the Fact that Life Isn’t Fair.  Here’s what Richard Carlson says, “One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life …  Continue reading 
  • Spend a Moment Every Day thinking of Someone to Thank
    Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff is a great antidote for stress. From DSSS: This simple strategy, which may take only a few seconds to complete has long been one of the most important habits I have ever engaged in.  I …  Continue reading 
  • Remembering to Give Gratitude
    From The Handbook of Happiness by Mayo Clinic Make a collage of pictures of the most important people in your life and post it on your bedroom wall so that you see it first thing in the morning.  It will …  Continue reading 
  • Joyful Attention
    This is from the Mayo clinic book Handbook for Happiness Joyful Attention Phase I:  Train It Four to twenty-four weeks depending on your effort and natural attention skills. Practice joyful attention three or four times a day during the Train …  Continue reading 
  • Nonviolent communication
    Four steps to expressing anger from Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg 1. Stop.  Breathe. 2.  Identify our judgmental thoughts. 3.  connect with our needs 4.  Express our feelings and unmet needs in a nonviolent way. The important thing is to …  Continue reading 
  • Handbook for Happiness
    There is a new Handbook for Happiness by Amit Sood, M.D. The 4 step plan is as follows: Train Your Attention Cultivate Emotional Resilience Start a Mind-Body Practice Pick Healthy Habits In subsequent blogs this steps will be further explained.  …  Continue reading 
  • Getting Past Your Past
    Another technique for dealing with painful memories is the Floatback Technique As you think of the negative cognition and the recent event, hold them both in mind.  Where do you feel it in your body? As you think of the …  Continue reading 
  • The Anatomy of Hope
    Jerome Groopman, M.D. wrote the book Anatomy of Hope.  Here are some insights he shared in that book. When he performs his examination and reviews results he looks for hope.  He writes, “Hope is as vital to our lives as …  Continue reading