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    Can Meditation Help with My Depression?

    Can Meditation Help with My Depression?

    Q: I’ve been dogged by times of really intense depression for most of my life. Anti-depressants have helped some, and I’ve been in and out of therapy for years, but…

    Overcoming Chronic Resentment

    Overcoming Chronic Resentment

    Q: I’ve been with my husband for almost fifteen years. We don’t have any major problems like physical abuse, or cheating, or drugs. I really love him and I know…

    If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Badly

    If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Badly

    Stan has come into therapy to decide whether or not to break up with his boyfriend, Michael. He loves Michael, and feels loved in return, but he’s finding so many…

    Happiness Is Not Enough

    Happiness Is Not Enough

    In September 1944, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist in Vienna, was transported to Auschwitz along with his pregnant wife and parents. By the time the camp was liberated, his…

    The Shadow Side of Social Media

    The Shadow Side of Social Media

    In the last few months, a number of people have told me that they are taking breaks from Facebook and other social media because they believe that it is making…

    Single on Valentine’s Day

    Single on Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is almost here again, a day that is pretty tough for a lot of single people. So many of us have uncritically bought into the notion—almost universally assumed…

    I Can’t Stop Wanting to Use Crystal Meth

    I Can’t Stop Wanting to Use Crystal Meth

    Tom Moon, MFT Q: I’ve been using crystal meth for years, and I know that I’m addicted to it. It’s hurting me mentally and physically. I lost a boyfriend because…

    Reacting Isn’t Responding

    Reacting Isn’t Responding

    Tom Moon, MFT Are human beings basically good or bad? My colleague, neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, believes that science can answer this age-old question. He points out: “When the body is…

    Accepting Vulnerability

    Accepting Vulnerability

    Ted was one of the few people of color in the small midwestern town where he grew up. He was also gay, and was targeted because of it even before he…

    How Should We Speak to Each Other? Three Guidelines

    How Should We Speak to Each Other? Three Guidelines

    Tom Moon, MFT (Editor’s Note: This is the third and final article of the series, “How Should We Speak to Each Other?”) Rubin and his partner Alan, the couple I’ve…

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