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Square Pegs In Round Holes: Psychological Care & Medical Necessity

While it's true that body and mind make up a unified whole that can't be separated, except in death,  there is a fundamental tension between the two, especially in the area of healing people’s hurts. In this post I will be discussing the differences in physical and psychological healing arts, and how applying a standard of medical necessity to psychological...[ read more ]

Remembering America’s Grandmother

     It was a state funeral, yet completely personal and somehow intimate. As a Houston native, I can testify that the city of Houston loved Barbara Pierce Bush – my social media feeds are full of tributes from friends and family that still live there. Reports are that there’s been a surge in the sale of pearl necklaces, and...[ read more ]

The New Dad’s Guide to the Postpartum Mom

Introduction: Welcome to the New Normal So she just had a baby, and you’re feeling like a third wheel – or like someone who just landed in a country where you don’t speak the language. Your home is full of strange paraphernalia like baby swings and baby slings, diapers and their genies, nursing bras and what my husband used to...[ read more ]

The Top 4 Reasons Therapy Works

I get it. The idea that your problems get better just by talking to a therapist sounds a little too fantastic. You prefer to rely on more concrete treatments, ranging from prescription medications to essential oils and acupuncture. At least those give you something you can touch. Besides, if talking to a therapist really helps, why not just talk to...[ read more ]

Exploring the Unconscious Mind, Part 3

We have already discovered the intimate bonds between physiology and psychology. We have discovered how there are more ways of knowing than conscious processing. We now need to know how to harness these discoveries to heal from mental, emotional, behavioral, and medical distress. I believe in a multimodal approach to healing: After you have identified what works and what is...[ read more ]

Exploring the Unconscious Mind, Part 2

Part 1 of this series gave a broad overview of the unconscious mind and why it matters. Using this information as a backdrop, we are now ready to explore another important aspect of human experience – the relationship between body and mind. Understanding how our bodies and minds work together will help us to maintain our health and recover from...[ read more ]

Exploring the Unconscious Mind, Part 1

  The unconscious mind is a real thing. We may have a hard time explaining what it is or how it works, but intuitively we all know that more is going on beneath the surface of our minds than we can explain in words. We make thousands of tiny decisions every day based on intuition rather than logic. We are...[ read more ]

Grief

I dreamed about you last night. I wish I remembered the dream better than I do, but this one thing I know: You were dressed in white, with your beautiful red hair grown out and tumbling down the front of your garment. Not as long as you once wore it, but definitely not in the short, curly, post-chemo stage anymore....[ read more ]

The Pain of High Achievers

            You’ve finally arrived in your professional life, and you hold the highest rank in your chosen field. You’re a CEO, a physician, an attorney, a psychologist, or a Ph.D. This is what you have been working toward for years and maybe your whole life. Once the diplomas have been framed and hung on the wall, the tenure-track position obtained,...[ read more ]

Stepping Into Kairos

  There are two words for time in the Greek language – chronos and kairos. Chronos is where we get our word “chronological,” and it conceptualizes time as a measurable space between regular and predictable events, like dawn and dusk, winter and summer. Over untold millennia, our measurement of time has become more and more precise, until we are now...[ read more ]

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