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Archives for September, 2012


Jewish Guilt Debunked

We're right in the middle of the Jewish High Holy Days; we have engaged in a ten-day period of focused self-reflection, meditation and prayer.  Aided by the power of fasting, we ask for forgiveness—and even feel confident that we are capable of being forgiven.

After this ten day period and a few days rest, we celebrate an eight-day long holiday of feasts and celebrations.

Sure, we're not perfect, but we can and must begin again.

We think...
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Are God, Nutrition, Necessary For Good Mental Health?

Illustration by Billy Alexander

There is no magic bullet. Improving mental health and developing a positive outlook on life, whether or not you have a serious mental illness or not, takes time and may require a variety of approaches.

A pill, whether it is a pharmaceutical, a vitamin or herb, is usually not an instant "cure". Neither is therapy.

We believe that emotional well-being is at least in part, a high-powered habit. By consistently,...
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Is Your Therapy Holistic?

If a therapist isn't ready to help a client explore aspects of themselves beyond the emotional, than the therapy they do isn't holistic.

Does it matter?


A holistic therapist, like most of her psychotherapy peers, is  predominantly focused on a person's mental health. But, when appropriate, she is also open to helping her clients explore other aspects of themselves.

Many psychotherapists actually do have a holistic outlook, they just don't call it holistic.

If your therapist helps you understand...
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Does Gluten Cause Mental Illness?

writes: Richard and I blogged about nutritionist Trudy Scott a few months ago, after we read her terrific book, The Antianxiety Food Solution.

Recently, over on Facebook, Trudy shared this article at CBS, containing a video about the problems with modern wheat—the gliadin component of gluten, for starters.  We were seriously happy to see this getting the main-stream attention it deserves. Scoffers abound, but gluten intolerance can contribute to a whole...
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