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Mind Matters

  • Mind Matters: A close look at the benefits of psychotherapy Published 4/6/2008 at 9:52 p.m. 0 comments

    When Sigmund Freud developed psychoanalysis in the nineteenth century he opened the door to the mysteries of man’s mind and launched us on an endless journey of discovery.

  • Mind Matters: Mindful living — coping with stress Published 3/25/2008 at 10:32 a.m. 0 comments

    Stress haunts us. Its ugly presence makes us fret, doubt ourselves, overwork to earn enough money and make sure our loved ones are happy and pleased with us. Stress begets stress. The harder we strive the more we see what ...

  • Mind Matters: Recognizing your emotional needs Published 3/18/2008 at 12:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Everyone needs someone. It’s a fact of life. Only from a safe, loving connection with another can we find the emotional fulfillment we desire and need.

  • Mind Matters: Addiction is not a four letter word Published 3/3/2008 at 1:33 p.m. 0 comments

    Addictions to various substances and behaviors have plagued world societies for thousands of years. Only in the past few decades has a clearer understanding emerged on causes and effective treatments.

  • Mind Matters: Core beliefs — break the pattern Published 2/25/2008 at 4:21 p.m. 0 comments

    Identification of core beliefs can be challenging because the unconscious parts of our ego and psyche go to great lengths to protect us, with amazing success, from a negative self-image.

  • Mind Matters: Getting down to the core Published 2/18/2008 at 12:26 p.m. 0 comments

    Most of us walk through life influenced by certain core beliefs. Although we are only minimally aware of these beliefs and how they affect us, they impact us daily. A primarily goal in psychotherapy is to uncover negative core beliefs, ...

  • Mind Matters: The secret to lasting romance Published 2/11/2008 at 7:51 p.m. 0 comments

    On Valentine’s Day what topic could be better than romance? One definition for romance in Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary is: “A romantic affair or experience; a love affair.” Not one of Webster’s many definitions alludes to lasting love. How interesting.

  • Mind Matters: Save your marriage — give what you need Published 2/4/2008 at 12:17 p.m. 0 comments

    To maintain a vital, thriving marriage, partners need to be nurtured physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Mutual nurturing enriches and enhances relationships but too often couples become complacent and take each other for granted.

  • Mind Matters: Men and their refrigerator woes Published 1/28/2008 at 5:40 p.m. 0 comments

    The inspiration for this week’s topic comes from a casual conversation about one of the difficulties of being a man; and for the women who live with them. A rather common male affliction shows up when the refrigerator door is ...

  • Mind Matters: Inside info on your prescription taking Published 1/21/2008 at 11:25 a.m. 0 comments

    Among a very large segment of the population that is required or advised to take medications, very few are aware of basic rules that should be imparted when prescriptions are written and filled.

  • Mind Matters: Explore, cope with conflict Published 1/15/2008 at 3:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Trouble and relationships go hand in hand. Not only are romantic relationships prone to conflict; any and all are susceptible. Can anyone say they’ve never had a disagreement with a friend, relative, supervisor, coworker or employee?

  • Mind Matters: Get rid of unwanted stress Published 1/7/2008 at 4:20 p.m. 0 comments

    One week into the New Year and we’re all ready stressed out, or perhaps still stressed out is more accurate. Why not begin a de-stressing program? The following exercise can help to reduce the stress in your life.

  • Mind Matters: Change touches lives Published 12/21/2007 at 12:12 p.m. 0 comments

    Last week, we presented an example of how change, in the form of divorce, can and usually does impact an entire family. Anyone involved is going to have an opinion and a reaction.

  • Mind Matters: When life changes from one moment to another... Published 12/17/2007 at 10:22 a.m. 0 comments

    Imagine you’re a mother and grandmother in your 60s. You live alone by choice. You raised a daughter by yourself after a brief marriage ended in divorce. Initially you dated a bit but soon determined you wanted to be the ...

  • Mind Matters: Is your medicine safe and necessary? Published 12/10/2007 at 12:02 p.m. 0 comments

    Questions about medications for psychiatric and mental health conditions frequently arise in therapy. People want and need to know if medications are safe, effective and really necessary. I will attempt to address some of these concerns.