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September 11th: Honoring the Heroic Spirit of the Human Heart

Posted September 8, 2011 | 18:34:58 (EST)

For several months after 9/11 I volunteered as a psychiatrist at Ground Zero. I spent long nights walking around the tangled and still-smoking site, pausing amidst groups of iron workers and firefighters to chat and then move on.

I use the word chat because our conversations were characterized by...

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A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Kids Emerge From the 9/11 Anniversary With Hope

Posted September 6, 2011 | 14:15:09 (EST)

I have had nine years to practice. Nine Sept. 11s to grieve in my own way, to seek understanding from the framework of my own values, and to kindle my own hope with what inspires me. But this year is different. This is the year that, like so many other...

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Basking In Pride And Gratitude... How Often Does That Happen?

Posted June 26, 2011 | 12:20:29 (EST)

Late the Friday night, gay marriage became legal in New York State. When the vote came through I was on Fire Island, a sandbar oasis an hour or so out of Manhattan, a vacation haven for LGBT folks. It has always been a place where gay couples could walk hand...

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Crisis Coping 101: What to Do and What Not to Do

Posted June 5, 2011 | 11:12:00 (EST)

There's an expression I once heard in Weight Watchers: Prepare or risk despair. Sounds ominous, right? Well, the point (and it is a good one) is that there will be moments when a snack attack goes to bat against your willpower and wins. And if you don't anticipate these moments...

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Social-Circle Makeover: The Key to Coping with Crisis?

Posted May 19, 2011 | 05:56:00 (EST)

It's that time of year when we open wide the closet doors and reassess. The weather is starting to change, and it's time to see if we have what we are going to need. What's funny is that we do this with our clothes, but we don't do it with...

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