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Helping You And Your Children Make It Through Divorce

(13) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 12:35 PM

Any relationship break-up can be tough, but divorce comes with its own problems and pitfalls. This is especially true if children are involved. Obviously, you can't just walk away and take care of yourself. It's important to minimize the negative effects that divorce will have on the children. The bottom...

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How To Take Back Your Power After A Divorce

(163) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 2:45 AM

Any relationship break-up can be tough, but divorce can feel like a blow. We may walk away physically, but often our minds hold on. Rather than moving confidently into the future, we may find ourselves stuck in the past. Sometimes time isn't enough to heal all wounds. If you find...

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The Many Faces of Fear and How to Deal With Them

(10) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 7:13 AM

We've all heard the phrase "life is suffering." Unfortunately, some people misinterpret this to mean there is nothing they can do about their unhappiness. Everyday fears can range from minor anxieties to an intense fear of things that can often be avoided, like snakes or spiders. But generally people enter...

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Why Our Unconscious Rules Us and What to Do About It

(88) Comments | Posted February 19, 2012 | 9:14 AM

One of the common denominators of people who enter therapy is the feeling of being "stuck" in some way. Often there is the feeling of not being able to break out of a set of behaviors, feelings or thoughts. People know "it should be different," but can't seem to get...

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How Memories Keep Us Apart: The Past Is Present

(40) Comments | Posted February 5, 2012 | 10:30 AM

When I first began to develop EMDR therapy back in 1987, I experimented with everyone who was willing to volunteer. I'd ask: Do you have anything bothering you? Not surprisingly, everyone had something. Whether it was a problem at work or a fight at home, by having them concentrate on...

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Baby Boomers and Distant Dads

(40) Comments | Posted January 27, 2012 | 7:41 AM

The tragic story involving the Iraq War veteran accused of killing five homeless people could have been averted. According to his family, his war experiences caused him to come home a changed man. It also set me thinking about how many casualties of war there really are, with tragedies that...

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