Midlife Crisis? …or, Midlife Awakening?

Song: “Courage to Grow” from album of the same title by Rebelution (2007); Video with lyrics: Grace Berdan (Youtube, 2012)… (I added a video this time because I like the band, and I also thought the song really fit this post) As a psychologist and someone in “midlife”, I hear people talk about midlife crises allContinue reading “Midlife Crisis? …or, Midlife Awakening?”

Compassion: A Key to Happiness and Well-Being

I’m from the Philadelphia area, and this past weekend was the long-awaited Pope’s visit.  During and afterward I saw lots of articles, video, and commentary on compassion being at the center of Pope Francis’ messages. And this seems to be a big part of his appeal- among Catholics and non-Catholics alike.  This post is notContinue reading “Compassion: A Key to Happiness and Well-Being”

In a rut? …Then shake it up!

This is something I find myself saying to clients all of the time. Often, people report feeling depressed, anxious, holding themselves back, not accomplishing a goal, achieving some success only to give up, or otherwise just staying stuck in the same old patterns. They recognize it, but their efforts to change always seem to falter,Continue reading “In a rut? …Then shake it up!”

99 Days of Freedom

As I was getting ready for work today, catching up on some things on the computer- including wasting time scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across something I thought was interesting.  It’s called 99 Days off Freedom and is a campaign to get people to go Facebook-less for 99 days, reclaiming the lives theyContinue reading “99 Days of Freedom”

Making SMARTer New Year’s Resolutions

When it comes to this time of year there seems to be three kinds of people: those who make new year’s resolutions; those who have given in to not making them (because they know they won’t stick to them); and those who say resolutions are stupid (probably because of past experience not keeping resolutions- or maybe they’re justContinue reading “Making SMARTer New Year’s Resolutions”

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