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Boundaries And Boundary Violations

Boundaries and Boundary Violations

One of the things I see again and again in my work with couples is the lack of understanding of boundaries and how easily they can be violated. For example, some extremely common questions such as “What’s wrong with you?”…

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“Animal Crossing” And Mental Health

“Animal Crossing” and Mental Health

The video Game, “Animal Crossing” is taking world by storm. Nintendo has sold 13 million copies since March (probably more now)! And of course, during lockdown it became a perfect “little escape” from worries and boredom for many people. So,…

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4 Simple Rules For A Better YOU

4 Simple Rules for a Better YOU

My daughter has been telling me about Reddit forever (apparently, it’s a young people’s "thing" now). Usually, I am reluctant to spend time on it as I know how easy it is for me to get sucked into reading what…

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How To Make Choices? Start With Questions.

How to Make Choices? Start with Questions.

Have you ever contemplated how to change your life, which direction to go, what choice to make? Sometimes life poses questions to us that don’t have easy and clear answers. “Should I stay or should I go?” (from my relationship,…

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Illusions Of The Mind

Illusions of the Mind

Our minds are one of the most fascinating things about being a human. Scientists consider our minds to be the most complicated things in the universe! Sometimes they seems to be running the show and sometimes they can be our…

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Resistance To What Is

Resistance to what is

We spend much of our lives in an attempt to run away from feelings of anxiety, insecurity and various fears. The perfect example of this resistance is the phrase "I don't want to feel this way". We, therapists, hear this…

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Driving Lessons

Driving lessons

For as long as I remember I always wanted to have a car and drive. First it was one of those little “toy” pedal cars made for children to sit in. Then it was a bicycle (fortunately, I had several…

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Nature Of Pain And Suffering

Nature of pain and suffering

In this article I will make an attempt to describe some revelations and insights I had during a course of Vipassana. I don’t understand everything and some things I don’t understand at all, but I hope my thoughts might help…

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Intimacy And Fear Of Intimacy

Intimacy and Fear of intimacy

Intimacy is being able to communicate without the fear of being judged and rejected, without getting defensive. It also means being understood and heard – beyond words and actions. It’s sharing of thoughts, feelings, bodies and souls on every level.…

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How To Create A Happy Life

How to Create a Happy Life

I want to share some of my thoughts about how to create a happy life (whatever it means for each one of us). These thoughts are based on my own observations, personal experiences, reading, knowledge of psychology, my work with…

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