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Figuring Out How to Feel It Out

July 18, 2018

By Madeleine Dopico “What is a therapist going to tell me that I haven’t already analyzed and figured out myself?” That was the answer I gave. Or rather, that was the excuse I gave, to run my personal growth show exclusively the way I wanted. I’d never been to therapy until now. As a creative, […]

What Type of Therapy Works Best?

July 9, 2018

By Michael Zone LCSW-P, ACSW, MS, MEd, JD For well over 25 years, research has been done on the effectiveness of different types of therapy and counseling. This includes both theories of counseling (i.e. cognitive-behavioral, psycho-dynamic) and therapeutic modalities (i.e. individual, family). Research has consistently shown the effectiveness, broadly speaking, of behavioral, cognitive-behavior and psycho-dynamic […]

Is Work Making You Crazy? Literally?

July 2, 2018

Let’s dismiss the PC yielding right up front. We’re going to talk about mental health and your work and how disguised and undiagnosed and unrecognized problems can be. So what is crazy? For this purpose it is not a poor euphemism for mentally ill but rather a synonym to take seriously. As two highly successful […]

Be Proactive: Teaching Positive Mental Health Practices

June 28, 2018

In recent weeks, the topic of mental health has come to the forefront of media attention. The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain came as a shock to many. From an outside perspective, it seemed as though they had it all.. But that’s just it, we’re all on the outside looking in to another person. […]

Homeopathy for Long & Short Term Depression

June 20, 2018

As a holistic homeopath specializing in depression among other areas, I tend to see depressive clients almost on a consistent basis, and oddly enough, it is usually a major core or at the very least a severe branch of their overall pathology. Although many people will not treat it as importantly as a chief physical […]

Five Actionable Tactics You Can Use to Help Manage Depression Effectively

June 18, 2018

I have been clinically depressed for nearly 20 years. Depression used to kick my ass, but lately, I feel I’ve turned the tables. This post is not a victory lap, but rather an opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences on the topic. Take it or leave it, share it or ignore it – I’m […]

Being Late

June 11, 2018

In wild country or in a boat and when using a map and compass for navigation (before GPS smart phones) there is the useful concept of aiming off. If you need to find the start of a path, or ford a river, or enter a channel to come into a harbor — that is, to find a precise […]

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade & What You Can Do To Decrease the Chances of Suicide in Your Loved Ones

June 8, 2018

By Madeleine Dopico Just days after Kate Spade tragically took her own life in her Park Avenue apartment, celebrity chef, TV personality, and acclaimed author, Anthony Bourdain- was found dead in his hotel room. It was confirmed this morning that Bourdain committed suicide, sending yet another wave of sadness and shock through masses that worshiped […]

It’s Time to #DestigmatizeDepression

June 6, 2018

My grandmother committed suicide on my father’s 18th birthday. Obviously, she had untreated mental illness, likely depression, or bipolar disorder. Kate Spade tragically hung herself in her Park Avenue apartment. One of the most successful fashion designers of all time, she had a net worth of over $150 million. Obviously, Kate Spade had untreated mental illness: […]

Recognizing and accepting our differences

June 6, 2018

One of the most common issues people struggle with is conflict in their intimate relationships. This can be a spouse, a boyfriend or girlfriend, a family member, or a friend, among the many kinds of close long-term relationships that exist. Some conflict isn’t necessarily such a bad thing, but there are times when frustration and […]