Category Archives: Despair

Why Do People Seek Help For Headache – But Not Heartache?

If people experienced emotional pain as physical pain, they’d run to get help. Unfortunately, though millions of people are experiencing emotional pain, far too few seek professional help. This thought occurred to me recently when I learned about CRPS (chronic … Continue reading

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Thanks Mom!

Many people of the baby boom generation have lost one or both parents as I have. Others soon will and are trying to figure out how to provide them with the best possible end of life experience while still struggling … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Heart Open In Hell

Even in mother/infant symbiosis, loving another means there will be pain. It happens when your beloved is suffering as well as when their behavior hurts you. To love another “unconditionally” you must learn to show up ready to listen, even … Continue reading

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Love Gone Bad: Avoiding a Valentine’s Nightmare

Falling in love doesn’t require maturity. Babies fall in love everyday. “Falling” in love is basically about pleasure and receiving perfect mirroring – caught up in images and fantasies about the joy, excitement and pleasure another will bring into your … Continue reading

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Just Give!

This morning on the show “CBS Sunday Morning” I was taken by the story of a couple whose little boy died from a rare form of cancer. They talked about their heartache and how they are coping with it. By … Continue reading

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