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A Word about Contentment

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A Word about Contentment Many years ago, a man was visiting the psychiatric ward of a large state hospital. He came upon a patient who appeared to be in great distress. The man was sitting on the edge of his bed. His head was in his hands. He was moaning and stamping his feet, repeating […]

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A Word about Brain Fitness

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A Word about Brain Fitness 50 years ago, going to the gym, jogging, working out, was something the average person did not do. Now, it seems, everyone has a gym membership, or finds another way to exercise regularly. That’s because a revolution took place in the 1980s and 1990s: we all learned how important physical […]

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A Word about Basics

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A Word about Basics You may have heard the story about the big-game hunter. He was known far and wide for his excellent, long distance marksmanship. He could out-shoot everyone and could hit his target with amazingly consistent accuracy. One day, as he was walking through the jungle, he was surprised by a lion, on […]

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A Word about Warning Signs of Abuse

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A Word about Warning Signs of Abuse I recently posted a “Word” about healthy relationships. We all know that perfect relationships do not exist–any more than perfect people exist. It is true, however, that some relationships (and people) function better than others for a wide variety of reasons. You may be in a relationship (or […]

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A Word about Reality – From Dr. Harold Duncan

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A Word about Reality  “I never thought this is where I would be at this stage in my life.” It’s a phrase therapists hear frequently from clients in counseling.  Their life has taken some very unexpected and unwelcome turns.  There is pain, disappointment, disillusionment and possibly despair.  Some of their pain may be a result […]

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A Word about Healthy Relationships

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Healthy Relationships For many years, psychologists and behavioral scientists have studied relationships that are troubled.  A great deal has been written about relationship dysfunction–how and when did the problems begin, what is each party doing to make the situation better or worse, and what can be done about it. However, within the past 20-30 years, […]

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A Word about Character and “Losing”

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A Word about Character and “Losing” It seems that, over the past few years, a phenomenon has been taking place at youth sporting events referred to in the New York Times as “Silent Saturday.” At these events, parents and even coaches are asked to refrain from cheering, rooting for, encouraging, and even coaching the kids. […]

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