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No. 1 Action to Change Your Personal and Professional Challenges

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

I'd like to challenge you to COMMIT to doing this inner work on yourself, not TRY to do it, and see how shifts of energy and attention can uplift your life and have tremendous positive impact with your purpose in the world.

The #1 Relationship Problem, According To Therapists

SELF | Posted 09.03.2015 | Divorce

Whether you're a year into matrimonial bliss or celebrating a decade of wedlock, you'll benefit big-time from this romance wisdom. In fact, you don't even have to be hitched to learn a thing or two about love.

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

It's Time to Stop Shaming Those Who Struggle With Mental Illness -- Their Pain Hurts Them a Lot More Than It Hurts You

Lauren Rabin | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

I've found, now, that my greatest strength has come from embracing the intensity of my emotions and understanding where they come from. I understand, not only my own pain but the obligation that I have to the patients we serve. We cannot abandon them like so many of the people in their lives.

Why Massage Therapists Don't Want to Sell

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

For many therapists in the spa industry, retail selling has negative connotations. Some massage therapists consider their vocation to have roots based in spirituality. They don't think that commerce should enter into the process.

Why Millennials Will Force Spas to Step Their Game Up

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Women and men between the ages of 25 to 34 are pretty glamorous people. They like to look and smell good. And they love to shop for the products whi...

10 Therapy Myths That Are Just Totally WRONG (As Written By A Therapist)

YourTango | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living

There are a lot of myths about therapy that stop people from going in for a session. Here are 10 of the most common therapy myths -- and the truth! -- straight from the mouth of a therapist.

WhyYour New Spa Product Will Probably Fail

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

My friend Cheryl (not her real name) developed a beautiful line of organic body products. She sent me samples and I was thrilled to discover that her creations where some of the best I'd ever used.

Question: Does Cognitive Behavior Therapy Include Insight?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Answer: Insight is always a part of cognitive therapy -- an important part, but not an end in itself. We help patients gain insight into why they ...

For Spa Therapists the Struggle Is Real

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 05.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Currently with the spa industry losing 5-30% of retail revenues from anemic sales it is clear that the time is perfect to try something new. But are the decision makers willing to embrace a brand new viewpoint that is the polar opposite from how they've been operating?

What Really Happens When Two or More Agree?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

For me, it is imperative to take the extra time and listen with your heart before agreeing any opinion expressed, and to express myself only with words of love for everyone and everything, since this will become our truth in the end.

To My Son's Autism Therapists

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

I need you to understand that every morning I wake up and hope for a breakthrough, and that every night I go to bed worrying about my son's future. This is a lot of weight to carry.

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

7 Questions People Who See A Shrink Are Tired Of Hearing

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

If I needed physical medical treatment like an examination or surgery, I wouldn't go to my best friend just because she cares about me. The same reasoning applies to mental health care -- the experts know best.

An Intimate Peek Into The Offices Of New York's Therapists

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.24.2014 | Arts

It didn't take long before psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmerman noticed a paradox within his particular profession. Although he worked with a wide variety...

Alana Horowitz Satlin

The Biggest Mental Health Care Problem You Don't Know About | Alana Horowitz Satlin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By all accounts, Linnea Lomax entered college a strong, athletic, ambitious young woman -- which is why it was so shocking to her parents as they watc...

100-Year-Old Sex Therapist On Having Good Sex At Any Age

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty

Dr. Shirley Zussman is a practicing sex therapist in New York City. She also just turned 100 years old. And she's applied decades of experience in ord...

Mental Health: Part of a Balanced Lifestyle

Nick Holt, LCSW | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nick Holt, LCSW

Too often, we have competing interests in our day-to-day lives. With pressures coming from employment, peers, family, household chores and more, our daily tasks often become hasty, triaged decisions based in reaction rather than prevention.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

5 Tips For Finding The Right Therapist For You

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

After more than 15 years of seeing a variety of therapists myself, I've had my share of bad experiences. I've also had amazing, life-altering, not-sure-what-I-would've-done-without-'em therapists. So even if it sounds like you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your "theraprince," the result is definitely worth it.

The 'Golden Rule' of the Helping Professions

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

As people who are entrusted with so much responsibility, professional helpers should conduct themselves according to a standard that prohibits them from providing services that they themselves need.

What Aren't You Saying?

Ashley Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Like anything, the "disease to please" and the resulting sugarcoated life is a habit. Break this habit by simply telling the truth. First to yourself, then to others.

How Do You Know If Your Therapist Is Helping You?

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

It's not always clear to patients what to ask a potential psychotherapist and how to know if he or she is any good. It's also hard to know if it's working. Most people find it easier to assess the skill of a medical practitioner.

Tales From Both Sides of the Couch: First Sessions

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

In technical terms my thoughts about Dr. K and his car were bits of transference -- feelings related to other important figures in my life that I transferred onto him. This transferential moment could have been an important opening, enabling this therapy to get off the ground.

Spiritual Colonic

Edie Weinstein | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

I wear many professional hats: journalist, author, therapist, speaker, minister, healer, radio show host social worker, PR goddess, reiki master and ...