• The Longest Summer

    Posted on June 1, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    As we enter into a three day holiday weekend and look ahead to the longest possible summer, I invite you to think about the role of pleasure and leisure in your life. (That’s right, with an early Memorial Day and late Labor Day we are heading into a long summer.) For me summer is a […]

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  • The Opposite of Depression: Vitality

    Posted on June 1, 2015 by in Depression, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Today I was thinking about the inspiration for Vitality Weekly, Andrew Solomon’s quote, “The opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality…” (The entire quote is worth a read. Here’s the link: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/555275-the-opposite-of-depression-is-not-happiness-but-vitality-and) Happiness is desirable AND we live amidst tremendous political, social, cultural, and personal turmoil. We experience the effect of the sorrow in […]

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  • Good Coming Out Of Darkness

    Posted on June 1, 2015 by in Anxiety, Depression, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    …Good Coming Out of the Darkness…   These words, in the title of a Monday April 20, 2015 Washington Post article marking the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing of a federal building, caught my eye. This phrase captures the essence of Vitality Weekly. Whatever challenge, difficulty, darkness you, I, we as a group, […]

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  • Sing Your Song

    Posted on June 1, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    What does that mean, to sing your song? You are naturally doing just that every day! As you express yourself as the unique one that you are, your song comes through. Some moments your song is a song of grief and your expression is wailing. Some moments your song is joy and your expression is […]

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  • Lean Boldly Into Joy

    Posted on May 16, 2015 by in Depression, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    This week I am reading a book by Brene Brown called Daring Greatly. If you haven’t seen or heard about Brene (Ted Talk, You Tube, Oprah, etc.), I suggest you look at her work. Hey, not now! Finish Vitality Weekly first! Okay, I’ll make it brief. Brene spent the past 15 years researching shame and […]

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  • Vitality Weekly: What Lies Beneath, Not Always What You Think

    Posted on May 9, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Today I was thinking about the inspiration for Vitality Weekly, Andrew Solomon’s quote, “The opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality…” (The entire quote is worth a read. Here’s the link: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/555275-the-opposite-of-depression-is-not-happiness-but-vitality-and) Happiness is desirable AND we live amidst tremendous political, social, cultural, and personal turmoil. We experience the effect of the sorrow in […]

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  • Good Coming Out Of Darkness

    Posted on May 9, 2015 by in grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    …Good coming out of darkness….These words, in the title of a Monday April 20, 2015 Washington Post article marking the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing of a federal building, caught my eye. This phrase captures the essence of Vitality Weekly. Whatever challenge, difficulty, darkness you, I, we as a group, may experience, we […]

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  • The Power Of Play

    Posted on May 9, 2015 by in Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    (Note to new readers: All subscribers to Vitality Weekly are invited to download a free meditation from my website. See link below.) Arnold J. Toynbee said, “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.” Last Sunday at the Pathways Natural Living Expo we did just that as Larry LoBianco and I […]

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  • Sing Your Song

    Posted on April 11, 2015 by in Depression, grief and loss

    What does that mean, to sing your song? You are naturally doing just that every day! As you express yourself as the unique one that you are, your song comes through. Some moments your song is a song of grief and your expression is wailing. Some moments your song is joy and your expression is […]

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  • Rebirth

    Posted on April 5, 2015 by in Depression, grief and loss, Psychotherapist Rockville MD

    Rebirth Years ago when my children were young, we would rise early on Easter morning, bundle up against the spring chill, and head to church for the outdoor sunrise service. At the end of the service, the minister handed each of us a pipe cleaner, a sheet of tissue paper, and a straight pin. He […]

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