Archive for April, 2011

Ear Acupuncture For Stress, Anxiety and Addiction

Friday, April 29th, 2011

I get a lot of raised eyebrows when I mention one of the treatment modalities I use. But auricular (ear) acupuncture works. Especially in the treatment of addiction where it is used for detox and relapse prevention.


Does Your Therapist “Got The Gift”?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Therapists are, by profession, expert listeners. They mine the spokent word (and gesture and expression) for insight into their patients’ minds and hearts.


Ten Signs You May Be Resistant To Therapy

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

There could be a few reasons a person is resistant to therapy. It could be a deep, unresolved issue or it could simply be that the therapist you are working with is not right for you.


How Much Is Therapy Costing You? Poll

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Do you know how much you’ve already paid for therapy? How much more therapy you’ll probably want/need and what the tab will be? Remember, if your health insurance pays for therapy, there are some hidden and not so hidden costs you may not have thought about.


From Slavery To Freedom

Monday, April 18th, 2011

You don’t have to be Jewish to take a bite out of the Passover paradigm.


Granny’s Brain

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

I arrived a few weeks before her 101st birthday. She was living in deplorable conditions-her glasses and dentures were missing, she had no socks or underwear, and spent her time lying in her bed (which she had wet), all alone, staring at the ceiling. I found mouse droppings in her nighttable.


Bipolar, Sober, and Spiritual: New Film Hero

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

“After battling bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and drug addiction for over thirty years, forty-seven-year-old Boruch Hoffman, a Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, is sober and eager to live the life he never had.


Leery About Liberal, Conservative Research Findings

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Thinking critically about the issues when you’ve been raised to think there is only one right way (and taught to believe that those think differently are inferior), is no mean feat. I guess that’s why studies about about the psychological/physiological differences between Liberals and Conservatives leave me leery and dare I say it? Suspicious.


Five New Books About Autism

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Just in time for Autism Month, here are five new books about Autism Spectrum disorders, for parents, children, teachers, and friends (and everyone):


Aspergians & Other Misfits with John Elder Robison, Part II

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

I look forward to the day when we have a definitive test for autism, like we have for blood type. That will take away the guesswork that we must live with until then


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