December 7, 2015


Lately I’ve been working with a lot people facing grief, whether it’s the loss of youth, financial security, a house or a loved one. And it’s occurred to me that when we talk together about how to feel better, the ideas fall neatly into three catego...

September 18, 2015

“As soon as I’m worried about something with my boyfriend, I blurt it out,” said one group member. Another agreed. “If I’m at the store and I feel anxious, I drop everything and run home.” A third added, “It’s like I can’t stop myself from checking i...

August 14, 2014

“Occupational disorders do not take life, they merely ruin it.”


In the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders TR-VI) occupational problems are work issues that are so severe that they need clinical attention, and their own diagnos...

April 5, 2013

I’m currently leading an unemployment support group with my co-leader, the excellent Jennifer Saunders. We do one-hour seminars on relieving the stress that unemployment can bring. While preparing a recent presentation, it occurred to me that—once ag...

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