Monthly Archives: December 2013

Top Ten Best Therapy Tips for 2013

Top 10

1)      Relax more (see my 12/28  post—“Managing Holiday Stress: A Tip That Will Work All Year”). It’s called vacation. (Take more of them.) 2)      Work smarter, not harder. It’s called efficiency. 3)      Get a pet. Love your pet. Talk for your pet (because they can’t). It’s called love. 4)      Get HD (and a DVR, while you’re at it). Blu-ray, you’re ... Read More »

Managing Holiday Stress: A Tip That Will Work All Year


I see a young client, let’s call her Maria, who suffers from nearly every anxiety disorder listed in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – the bible for mental health professionals). Maria has panic disorder, social phobia, agoraphobia, specific phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic-stress disorder. As part of her treatment plan, she and I are ... Read More »

Fear of Death–The Antidote, Part 2

NDE tunnel

Below is an excerpt from my April 28 post (Small Fears, Big Fears, Fear of Death, and the Antidote) that challenged us to overcome our fear of death. Hardly a day goes by in my office without someone talking about fear. I’ve heard it all. People fear being embarrassed, rejected, outsmarted, and ridiculed. They also fear for their safety and ... Read More »