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Be Scrooge and Tiny Tim: A Tip for Holiday Survival

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Ebenezer Scrooge understood one needs to take care of oneself before it's even possible to take care of anyone else. His problem was that he didn't take the step of investing in his own joy, nourishing his body or his soul, and therefore couldn't be bothered to take care of anyone else.

Know Your Safe-Goat: A Tip for Holiday Survival

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

As opposed to a family scapegoat -- an immediate family member at whom we direct unprocessed anxiety or anger -- a "safe-goat" is a person far enough outside our immediate family system at whom we can direct unprocessed anxiety or anger without inflaming conflicts between present members.

Trim Your Christmas 'Three': A Crucial Tip for Holiday Survival

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Just like abstaining from carbs will trim your waist in two weeks, trimming three from your family relationships will decrease your load of "dirty laundry" in the same amount of time. Keep it up between now and New Year's Day, and you'll coast through the holidays like Santa on a sleigh.

Kathleen Turner's Voice Could Save Your Life...

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

... and I don't mean the sultry, breathy, whiskey-and-cigs, sex-goddess reverberations that generated seismic body heat, romanced the stone and enamor...

Voice To Voice: Ken Corbett And Mark O'Connell Discuss Gender, Bullying And More

Posted 06.29.2012 | Gay Voices

This month we've shared a Voice to Voice conversation between author Whitney Joiner and the ACLU's Chris Hampton, one between Jason Cianciotto and Sea...