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Friends Come In All Shapes, Sizes, and Ages

Social connectedness is one of the cornerstones of mental health. I consider it as being one of the “non-negotiable 4” elements necessary for emotional growth – along with keeping the brain active, eating healthy, and owning your body through exercise, proper sleep, and meditation. The aver…

Social connectedness is one of the cornerstones of mental health. I consider it as being one of the “non-negotiable 4” elements necessary for emotional growth – along with keeping the brain acti…

Social connectedness is one of the cornerstones of mental health. I consider it as being one of the “non-negotiable 4” elements necessary for emotional growth – along with keeping the brain active, eating healthy, and owning your body through exercise, proper sleep, and meditation. The average person has various categories of social connections, many of which are established for us – such as family members, work colleagues, casual acquaintances, people who provide services to us, and (depending upon our occupation) customers, clients, or patients. One category that we can control, h…

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Self-Confidence Begins With Thinking Like Michelangelo

It has been told that when Michelangelo was asked how he was able to take an unformed block of marble and create the masterpiece statue of David, he reportedly answered that it was easy, “I just chipped away the parts that didn’t look like David, and what was left was David.” There’s no v…

It has been told that when Michelangelo was asked how he was able to take an unformed block of marble and create the masterpiece statue of David, he reportedly answered that it was easy, “I just chi…

It has been told that when Michelangelo was asked how he was able to take an unformed block of marble and create the masterpiece statue of David, he reportedly answered that it was easy, “I just chipped away the parts that didn’t look like David, and what was left was David.” There’s no verifiable evidence that Michelangelo actually said that, but it does make for a good story.  It also makes for a good teaching point relative to the concept of self-confidence. One of the best ways to build self-confidence is to focus on those unique parts of you that contribute to your awesome…

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Ageism Is Not A One-Way Street

Ageism is a form of stereotyping and/or discrimination based upon a person’s age.  It has often limited older adults from employment opportunities and leadership positions in organizations because of a feeling that older individuals are not as healthy, sharp, or able to function effectively as so…

Ageism is a form of stereotyping and/or discrimination based upon a person’s age.  It has often limited older adults from employment opportunities and leadership positions in organizations because …

Ageism is a form of stereotyping and/or discrimination based upon a person’s age.  It has often limited older adults from employment opportunities and leadership positions in organizations because of a feeling that older individuals are not as healthy, sharp, or able to function effectively as someone who is younger.  When this thinking is applied without considering other factors, both the individual and society loses because significant talent goes unused just because age has become an arbitrarily limiting factor.  No doubt, there are older adults who have declined cognitively and/or ha…

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Don’t Be Dumb When Using A Smart Phone

Do you remember when the only thing that you could use a phone for was to make and receive calls?   That seems so boring now that we have smart phones that can do a multiplicity of tasks.  Among other things, a smart phone can also serve as a computer, camera, texting machine, postal service, wor…

Do you remember when the only thing that you could use a phone for was to make and receive calls?   That seems so boring now that we have smart phones that can do a multiplicity of tasks.  Among ot…

Do you remember when the only thing that you could use a phone for was to make and receive calls?   That seems so boring now that we have smart phones that can do a multiplicity of tasks.  Among other things, a smart phone can also serve as a computer, camera, texting machine, postal service, word processor, dictionary, calendar, record player, library, radio, TV, streaming device, to do list, alarm clock, stopwatch, and mail order catalogue, among other things.  In fact, there have been days when I’ve spent considerable time using my smart phone without making or receiving one phone cal…

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Staying In Control Begins With An Orderly Desk

When I feel overloaded and overwhelmed and a sense of loss of control over important parts of my life, I can usually look at my desktop to help me regain a sense of control. As much as we have come to rely on electronics for communicating, banking, and other activities, I still get a lot of mail …

When I feel overloaded and overwhelmed and a sense of loss of control over important parts of my life, I can usually look at my desktop to help me regain a sense of control. As much as we have come…

When I feel overloaded and overwhelmed and a sense of loss of control over important parts of my life, I can usually look at my desktop to help me regain a sense of control. As much as we have come to rely on electronics for communicating, banking, and other activities, I still get a lot of mail and other required paperwork.  Unfortunately, much of it falls into a sort of intermediate category between “Act on this immediately” and “File it away for much later use”.  Some things need to remain handy until I get more information in order to take action.  There may be meetings or co…

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Why Isn’t S/He More Like Me?

In working with individual patients, I’m often intrigued by the fact that individuals with low self-esteem can be quite critical about others with whom they interact.  It’s actually quite paradoxical but frequently observed that a person with low self-esteem is bothered by the fact that some of…

In working with individual patients, I’m often intrigued by the fact that individuals with low self-esteem can be quite critical about others with whom they interact.  It’s actually quite paradox…

In working with individual patients, I’m often intrigued by the fact that individuals with low self-esteem can be quite critical about others with whom they interact.  It’s actually quite paradoxical but frequently observed that a person with low self-esteem is bothered by the fact that some of their peers choose to act in ways or have opinions that are different than theirs.  In essence, they criticize others for not choosing to adopt behaviors and attitudes that they reject in themselves.  Whether it is articulated this way or not, they are essentially saying, “Why isn’t s/he m…

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Sometimes Being There Is Enough

Among the things that people are never trained for is how to be a bystander.  Whether we are a bystander at the scene of an accident or we are supporting a friend or relative who is dealing with an injury or illness or death of a loved one or we are navigating the process of how to remain friends w…

Among the things that people are never trained for is how to be a bystander.  Whether we are a bystander at the scene of an accident or we are supporting a friend or relative who is dealing with an i…

Among the things that people are never trained for is how to be a bystander.  Whether we are a bystander at the scene of an accident or we are supporting a friend or relative who is dealing with an injury or illness or death of a loved one or we are navigating the process of how to remain friends with both members of a couple who are going through a divorce, there is a common denominator.  We are bystanders. It is difficult to know how to react to situations such as these where our roles may not be clearly defined.  We often want to help, in fact some people – including me – have mad…

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Meeting With Yourself Is One Of The Sanest Things You Can Do

Do you ever take a meeting with yourself?  At the risk of sounding weirder than usual, I believe that most people don’t spend enough time talking with themselves.  As a result, we may take too many actions without pre-planning or without fully researching our options.  The best way to get ar…

Do you ever take a meeting with yourself?  At the risk of sounding weirder than usual, I believe that most people don’t spend enough time talking with themselves.  As a result, we may take too …

Do you ever take a meeting with yourself?  At the risk of sounding weirder than usual, I believe that most people don’t spend enough time talking with themselves.  As a result, we may take too many actions without pre-planning or without fully researching our options.  The best way to get around that is to have regularly scheduled meetings with ourselves. While I suspect that most people, whether they recognize it or not, usually hold a meeting inside their head when facing the possibility of making a major change involving a career or relationship or a move to another community, su…

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Adversity Is No Match For Strength

I don’t usually get overly personal in these blogs, but events of the past few weeks make it a little different this week. Like every couple, especially one who has raised children, we’ve had to deal with our share of stresses over our 52-year marriage.  Since we have lived healthy and activ…

I don’t usually get overly personal in these blogs, but events of the past few weeks make it a little different this week. Like every couple, especially one who has raised children, we’ve had t…

I don’t usually get overly personal in these blogs, but events of the past few weeks make it a little different this week. Like every couple, especially one who has raised children, we’ve had to deal with our share of stresses over our 52-year marriage.  Since we have lived healthy and active lives, however, few of those stressors have been in the health area.  But less than a month ago, my wife was diagnosed with melanoma near her left ear.  Fortunately, our physicians moved quickly and she had successful surgery yesterday, less than a month after the initial evaluation of her sympt…

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Social Media Is Not A Substitute For Socializing

If I were to become King of the World, or at least the social media world, the first thing that I would decree is that the administrators of all the social media platform get together and forever banish the word, FRIEND, and come up with a better term to describe those with whom you connect on socia…

If I were to become King of the World, or at least the social media world, the first thing that I would decree is that the administrators of all the social media platform get together and forever bani…

If I were to become King of the World, or at least the social media world, the first thing that I would decree is that the administrators of all the social media platform get together and forever banish the word, FRIEND, and come up with a better term to describe those with whom you connect on social media. Let me state that, in many ways, I am a fan of social media and appreciate the connections that are available to me there and the access to wonderful information that is often provided to me by those connections.  I can get lots of feedback for my ideas, promote my thinking and products…

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The Lost Art of Paying Attention

Every once in a while, people are surveyed about what they consider to be the most significant inventions that have taken place in the past century.  Cell phones are usually up there in the top ranks along with some of the vaccines and the rockets that enable space exploration – and I suspect tha…

Every once in a while, people are surveyed about what they consider to be the most significant inventions that have taken place in the past century.  Cell phones are usually up there in the top ranks…

Every once in a while, people are surveyed about what they consider to be the most significant inventions that have taken place in the past century.  Cell phones are usually up there in the top ranks along with some of the vaccines and the rockets that enable space exploration – and I suspect that the electric car will earn a prominent place on the list as it becomes more commonplace.  Very few people share my choice: The TV remote control.  While I agree that the cell phone enables us to do an amazing variety of things that were unthinkable years ago – while still enabling us to use…

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Don’t Turn Meditation Into A Chore

I’m old enough to remember when meditation wasn’t much of a thing – at least not outside of Asia.  I never learned about it during my Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral programs.  When meditation began to gain some prominence in the last third of the 20th century, it was initially kind of a fri…

I’m old enough to remember when meditation wasn’t much of a thing – at least not outside of Asia.  I never learned about it during my Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral programs.  When meditation…

I’m old enough to remember when meditation wasn’t much of a thing – at least not outside of Asia.  I never learned about it during my Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral programs.  When meditation began to gain some prominence in the last third of the 20th century, it was initially kind of a fringe practice before becoming more mainstream over time. For many years, meditation didn’t interest me because it seemed to arrive with sets of stringent rules for practice.  Some recommended a practice of 45 minutes a day, while others encouraged two sessions of 20 minutes a day before meals, …

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