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Spending time with you

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Spare time is highly coveted by many adults who have regular jobs. We dream of vacations to beautiful places, or engaging in our favorite hobbies, or just relaxing and watching television is enough to satisfy some. For others, however, spare time brings up all the negative thoughts and feelings that they distract themselves from during […]

“Tough it out” — Do We Always Need to be “Strong”?

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We often have a spirit of independence in our country, and of rugged individualism that says we should be able to face all over life challenges by ourselves. However sometimes we face things that are bigger than us and that others’ assistance. How many times have you heard someone tell old boy who’s crying, “boys don’t […]

Helping Professionals Need Help, Too!

Have you ever wondered how your physician stays healthy, or how your psychotherapist maintains equanimity in the face of stress? We often take for granted that our health care providers maintain wellness in some mysteriously superior way, thus enabling them to take care of us. However, we are all human beings, and we all need […]

What can a health coach do for chronic illness?

Just as we think of people who use health or wellness coaches as wanting help with losing weight or developing healthier habits, we might assume that these people don’t have other health concerns that challenge their quality of life as well. Chronic illness affects 117 million people in the United States (as of 2012; see http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm). Some […]

Procrastination as an attachment

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Many people need help with putting off what they know they need to do, but can’t seem to bring themselves to do until it’s almost too late. Some people take it as far as paying late fees, penalties, and missing opportunities that would have been available had they acted promptly in the first place. So […]

Your Body is Speaking… Are you Listening?

One of the saddest things I see these days is people who are out of touch with their bodies in various ways. This lack of sensitivity and respect for one’s body sensations can lead to serious health problems as we try to ignore that twinge, pain, numbness, or sense of malaise. We have become a […]

“Do I Look Fat in This?”

This question is so common that it’s a cliché by now, but it’s an apt phrase that captures our flawed relationships with our bodies (especially among women). It also epitomizes the bind we put ourselves and our loved ones (usually our significant others) in when we ask it. We are essentially placing our self-worth about […]