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Lessons from a dog from a therapist

Lessons from a Dog

If a dog was a teacher, you’d learn things like: When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.Take naps.Stretch before rising.Run, romp, and play daily.Thrive on attention and […]

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Happy New Year! 2019

I regard doing therapy as sacred work.  When we therapists help our clients heal from trauma, it has a ripple effect—improving not only their lives, but the lives of their families, their friends, and their communities. In that sense, when we help someone heal from trauma, we change the world. In the coming year, may […]

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Co-dependence

If you or someone you know is having problems in any of the areas mentioned here, please call me at 973-220-9007. We can work toward helping you or someone you know break free! “Co-dependence is a disease of immaturity, rendering a person unable to experience appropriate levels of self-esteem, unable to set boundaries with other […]

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Vows of Emotional Fidelity

This past Friday I attended a very interesting symposium in NYC. One of the topics was “Infidelity: Why Men and Women Cheat,” by Dr. Kenneth Paul Rosenberg. He has written a new book by that title, which will be available to the general public on May 15th. In his book, he speaks about the importance […]

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Lama Surya Das Meditation

I have been attending a meditation sangha (once or twice a month) for the past several years. In addition to our meditation, we read aloud from a book about meditation. We have been reading from a wonderful book, chock full of wisdom by Lama Surya Das called FINDING THE BUDDHA WITHIN. Lama Surya Das mentions […]

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Self-Compassion

According to Linda Graham (Bouncing Back, 2013), the practice of self-appreciation has been shown to diminish bouts of depression and anxiety. As we take in the love of others and cultivate love for ourselves, we activate the release of oxytocin. This enhances the neural receptivity in the brain that allows us to learn more resilient […]

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