7 Ways to Deal with Disappointment

According to the old adage, “disappointment is expectation divided by reality.” If you adhere to this formula then the best way to reduce disappointment is to dial down your expectations. While this approach may keep...

The One Question Therapists Don’t Often Ask–but Should

It takes a great deal of courage to make an appointment with a psychiatrist. Oftentimes there is a lag between obtaining a therapist’s number and making the call to set up an appointment. I...

Don’t Let A Single Story Define You: Rewriting Your Past

When I was in training to become a psychiatrist, an old-school mastermind in the field asked the class what I thought was an obvious question: “What do you think the point of therapy is?” Eager beaver...

Grin as You Gray

Few relish the thought of getting older. What is there to look forward to? Everything we hear about it is accompanied by the word “decline”—in energy, fitness, memory, appearance… and on and on and...

Should You Lie About Why You Are Late?

Like all parents, I tell my children that they must always tell the truth. “So why do I have to write a thank you letter to Grandma saying how much I love that set...

Sex Ed

Research of the X -rated variety indicates that the more time spent between the sheets is time very well spent. It’s estimated that half an hour of sex burns 144 calories – the equivalent of an easy-paced 30 minutes on...