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This is your Brain on Trauma

I recently had the amazing opportunity to spend 3 days of learning and training with David Grand, PhD, and 14 local therapists, courtesy of the Resiliency Center of Newtown. They invited the local area therapists who have been working with … Continue reading »

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Why is Domestic Violence so Hard to Face?

I have been reminded lately, in the shadow of the high-profile murder-suicide perpetuated by Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, that our society has a very hard time acknowledging domestic violence when it sees it. And it’s not just … Continue reading »

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The Story of Stuff

I just learned of this great new movie/social consciousness/reality check phenomenon called “The Story of Stuff”. I am sharing the teaser below, but go to the website to see the whole 20-minute movie, free of charge, and political stance aside, … Continue reading »

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Teen Dating Resource

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Love Is Respect.org and they have posted a new resource, a power and control wheel for teens, specifically portraying realistic scenarios in video of teen dating experiences. Each pie … Continue reading »

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Opportunity Lost?

This is my response to the demands made by NOW regarding Paterson and domestic violence. Throwing Baby out with Bathwater I am an energetic and committed advocate for breaking the cycle and silence of domestic violence, but I feel like … Continue reading »

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Reality TV Highs and Lows

I have been pondering this post for some time. As a therapist who is focusing much of my information sharing in these posts as reflections on events in the media, I have been thinking about some of the reality TV … Continue reading »

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Teen Dating Violence

I was informed today of this powerful interview that CBS Evening News and @katiecouric have run recently regarding the growing problem of teen dating abuse and violence. The video below shows part of the CBS broadcast and then delves deeper … Continue reading »

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“This Emotional Life” Uplifting

In the final installment of PBS’s “This Emotional Life” series, episode 3 “Rethinking Happiness” focused on happiness, rejuvenation and misperceptions regarding how beliefs that are sometimes associated with happiness may not actually influence happiness at all. Why is the one … Continue reading »

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Episode 2 “This Emotional Life” Powerful!

Episode 2 of PBS’s “This Emotional Life” series looks at emotions that are commonly regarded as obstacles to happiness — such as anger, fear, anxiety, and despair. At first blush these seem like pretty heavy topics, don’t I already know … Continue reading »

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“This Emotional Life” Outstanding!

Joyfully, the first installment of “This Emotional Life” on PBS last night was outstanding! (see the whole 2-hour show here). The subject was “Family, Friends and Lovers” and the focus was on the impact and importance of the relationships we … Continue reading »

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