My Refuge in Reality

Anyone who has followed my writings, however sporadically, has witnessed my maturation. As I review essays written over six years, it seems clear my tone has grown less competitive, more accepting, less self-centered, and more compassionate. This budding of genuine adulthood has proceeded … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Healing after Childhood Adversity

1. Reframe Vulnerabilities Those of us who experienced abuse, grief, or neglect during childhood feel different from those who didn’t. We are more easily hurt, which leads to withdrawal or rage. We feel less confident in ourselves, which leads to … Continue reading

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Announcing: Peace, Love and Childhood Adversity

Please visit my new blog: Peace, Love and Childhood Adversity, hosted by PsychCentral.com. The essays will explore the central topic of recovering from childhood hardship from many directions, all in service of one healing message: vulnerabilities traceable to such history can, with the right … Continue reading

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My Father Speaks

In preparing to enter the alternative medicine arena and work again professionally, I did an internet search on my name to see what currently pops up—I want to know what prospective patients and others might see. I came across a … Continue reading

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Synchronicity

Despite a lot of conventional scientific training, over the years I’ve become convinced serendipity is real. Too many things in my life have happened too coincidentally for me to believe that advantageous circumstances don’t come into alignment more frequently than … Continue reading

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“Let ’em jump”

** In an email, a reader suggested I take up the subject of the murderous army psychiatrist in Texas. I had not paid much attention to the awful tragedy; I find it helps me little to follow such events. In … Continue reading

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