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Dr. Randy Kamen
Dr. Randy Kamen, psychologist and educator, pioneered new territory in mind-body medicine at BU’s School of Medicine and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She presents at medical schools, hospitals, corporations, and health spas. Topics include resilience, relationships, transitions, work-life balance, leadership, aging, and transformation. Dr.Randy Kamen has appeared on TV, radio and in major print publications. She writes regularly for her website,, and contributes to others. Her book Behind the Therapy Door :Simple Strategies to Transform Your Life is available on Amazon.

Entries by Dr. Randy Kamen

The Transformative Power of Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 11:16 AM

Over a decade ago, Carolyn's father's died of traumatic injuries suffered in a car accident. Subsequently, her mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. This diagnosis left Carolyn feeling angry, cheated and despairing. Saddled with daily visits to her mother's assisted living facility, Carolyn was forced to witness the gradual...

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A Glimpse at The MA Conference for Women 2014

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2014 | 3:26 PM

2014-12-06-The10thAnniversaryoftheMassachusettsConferenceforWomen2014.jpgThe 10th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Conference for Women celebrated those whose work creates positive change and empowers women and young girls. Women came together for personal and professional growth--to connect, inspire and build skills in leadership, healthcare, managing transitions, finding life...

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Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance

(9) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 3:02 PM

What is your true purpose? What fulfills you in your heart of hearts? These questions focus our attention on the big picture, the vision that we hold for ourselves in life.

Living a life of balance means attending to work, relationships, health, intimacy, spiritual growth, flow activities and making a...

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Good Enough is the New Perfect

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 4:43 PM

When I first met Molly for a psychotherapy consultation, she struck me as an intelligent, highly ambitious woman and a thoughtful and caring mother. Molly's identity seemed to be tied primarily to her work life of 20 plus years. She considered herself a "superwoman" in her executive capacity, and, although...

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Fantasy Life Morphs into True Connection

(4) Comments | Posted March 6, 2013 | 5:41 PM

Jessica, a 36-year-old homemaker, found herself more than occasionally having sexual fantasies about men other than Sam, her husband of seven years. She hated herself for this and felt a deep sense of shame and betrayal. Jessica would tell herself next time it will be different, but for her to...

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The 5 Keys to the Death of Perfect

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 9:50 AM

Linda, a 42-year-old attorney with two young boys, felt guilt and disappointment both on the job and at home. She never quite felt that she was where she needed to be at any given time. For all of her significant accomplishments, she often ended up feeling like a failure as...

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8 Strategies to Create More Love in Your Life

(25) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Michelle, a 30-something attorney, speaks frequently about struggles in her relationships with her women friends and boyfriend of two years, Kyle. While kind and generous in many ways, Michelle emanates an edginess with hints of anger, which inadvertently pushes the people in her life away, especially the ones she loves....

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The 10 Secrets to Making Lasting Change

(1) Comments | Posted January 1, 2013 | 9:48 AM

For many of us, the ritual of making resolutions for the new year comes from a deep place within about what we want most in our lives. Lasting change and getting what we long for in life comes from a sustained vision of our goals and dreams.

Mostly, we...

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A Compelling Argument About Why Women Need Friendships

(9) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 12:40 PM

Our sensory world has been altered by headphone-attached iPods, Droids, cell phones, laptops and virtual offices. Personal connection and relationships have arguably been sacrificed on the altar of technological efficiency. As Robert J. Putnam revealed in his groundbreaking book of more than a decade ago, Bowling Alone, covering nearly 500,000...

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Cultivate Gratitude During a Crisis

(9) Comments | Posted November 10, 2012 | 10:30 AM

How do we feel grateful in the aftermath of devastation? Hurricane Sandy came hurling to the Northeast region leaving relentless flooding, loss of power for millions, billions of dollars in damaged homes and businesses, and lost lives. But so many that have faced the ravages of Sandy have also been...

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The Power of Forgiveness

(32) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 7:23 AM

Forgiveness transforms anger and hurt into healing and peace. Forgiveness can help you overcome feelings of depression, anxiety, and rage, as well as personal and relational conflicts. It is about making the conscious decision to let go of a grudge. Why would anyone want to forgive someone who has wronged...

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