Before 23…

I just saw the movie “Before Midnight”, the third installment of the trilogy that began with “Before Sunrise” (when the 20-something Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy were two strangers on a train who went on to share a magical night) and continued with “Before Sunset”

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Profiles in Courage

helpingI know, it’s a strange topic for a mental health blog.  But when I think of good mental health, I think of good self-esteem, and what better way to achieve the latter (and the former),

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How to Date Your Husband

picnicIt sounds easy enough.  But once you’ve got young kids, it’s surprisingly difficult.  There’s not much time, and babysitters cost a lot of money, and since it becomes such a rare occurrence to have a date,

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In Praise of the Paternal Instinct

fatherandsonsurfingWith Father’s Day approaching, I want to take a moment to celebrate the unsung paternal instinct.  Even though it’s somewhat retrograde when stated explicitly, I feel like the notion of the mother’s instinct–some superior sixth sense that governs female parenting decisions–is still widely assumed.

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Love-Love

girlandmentorAs a tennis fan, I’ve been following the French Open, especially the human interest stories.  The male world number one player, Novak Djokovic, won his third round match and then was greeted with the news that his first coach (the one who’d coached him as a child) had died.  

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Going Through the Motions

boredmanOne of my clients who is currently in a depressive episode told me, “I don’t have anything to look forward to.  I’m just going through the motions.”

That’s not an uncommon experience for those suffering from depression. 

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