Monthly Archives: July 2011

What to do when depression feels normal

Therapy is sometimes understood as restoring people to normal, as if we knew what that meant.  Next time you meet a normal person, would you please let me know?   We  find it reassuring to discover that our fears and yearnings … Continue reading

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The art of living with uncertainty

Some bumper stickers are priceless.  My personal favorite: “Life is uncertain.  Eat dessert first.”  I am not alone: this expression resonates in at least 219,000 places in cyberspace.   If you can’t change the reality of an unpredictable future, at least … Continue reading

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Is Casey a sociopath? Why are we so intrigued?

In the south, the summer of 2011 will be remembered for its scorching heat, and for the trial of Casey Anthony of Orlando, Florida, suspected and acquitted of the murder of her three-year-old daughter Caylee.   The country has been mesmerized … Continue reading

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