10 Fun Ways to Enjoy Life Like a Kid

10 Fun Ways to Enjoy Life Like a Kid

Photo courtesy of D Sharon Pruitt My Mom was good at connecting with the 'child within' and she shared her gift generously with us kids. I remember the first time we went to a fast food restaurant. How many people can say that? My Dad was very formal and would...
3 Ways to Get Over Your Fears

3 Ways to Get Over Your Fears

  How many ways can a human being be afraid? Let me count the ways… There's all the usual suspects, you know, the phobias. Then there's what we psychologists like to call existential fear. Ugh, do I really want to go there? No. Let's keep it...

Learn to Meditate with Jon Kabat-Zinn

  Jon Kabat-Zinn, author or Wherever You Go There You Are, has done a lot to debunk meditation and make it accessible Western minds. The benefits of meditation, physical, psychological and spiritual, are being proven in scientifically rigorous studies over and...

Why We Blame Our Parents via Well Blog

When I was in graduate school, Alice Miller's book, The Drama of the Gifted Child, was required reading. It's a little book, not more than 150 pages, yet it carries a big punch. Clinical Psychology grad students, like med students, are apt to diagnose...
A Bittersweet Mothers’ Day

A Bittersweet Mothers’ Day

Today is Mother's Day. I woke up wondering if I was going to get my usual breakfast in bed made by my sweet children with the supervision of their father. As the time went by and I waited, it occurred to me that if I wanted breakfast before Noon I had better get...