The Shrink’s Links: The Plutchik Emotion Circumplex

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: The Plutchik Emotion Circumplex “How does that make you feel?” I’m a shrink. I say that a lot. Much of the time when I ask that, the person looks like a deer in the headlights. It’sContinue reading “The Shrink’s Links: The Plutchik Emotion Circumplex”

Favorite Quotes: Life is a Journey

Birth is a beginning and death a destination; But life is a journey. A going, a growing from stage to stage: From childhood to maturity and youth to old age. From innocence to awareness and ignorance to knowing; From foolishness to discretion and then perhaps, to wisdom. From weakness to strength or strength to weaknessContinue reading “Favorite Quotes: Life is a Journey”

The Shrink’s Links: The Healthy Nutritionist

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: The Healthy Nutritionist This is the website of my friend, Lora Downie, a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach, here in the Rochester area. She can teach you how to eat right, she can come to your houseContinue reading “The Shrink’s Links: The Healthy Nutritionist”

The Shrink’s Links: Experimental Theology

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Experimental Theology: A Meditation on Mental Illness and Metaphor I have been a big fan of Richard Beck’s blog for a long time and there may be hundreds of posts he’s made that I could recommend. But, ifContinue reading “The Shrink’s Links: Experimental Theology”

“Do you take my insurance?”

This is the most frequently asked question when people make their first phone call to set up an appointment to see me for counseling. It seems like a simple question, but it’s not. When you ask if I “take” your insurance, I suspect you’re asking whether I am a member of your insurance company’s networkContinue reading ““Do you take my insurance?””

I’m Teaching a Class: Relationships

Wednesday, August 28th | 7:00-9:00pm | Why Relationships Go Bad and What You Can Do About It When conflicts arise, many couples wonder if they really belong together. Don’t be discouraged, it’s never too late to create the loving relationship you want. What’s usually missing is information and skills not acquired in everyday life. OnceContinue reading “I’m Teaching a Class: Relationships”

The Shrink’s Links: Joy Whack-a-Mole

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Joy Whack-a-Mole   Deal with good news swiftly and efficiently by playing Joy Whack-a-Mole with your friends and family. In this clip, Maria Bamford, shows you how it’s done. There is even a solitaire version forContinue reading “The Shrink’s Links: Joy Whack-a-Mole”

The Shrink’s Links: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse It is possible to predict the long-term success or failure of a relationship with 94% accuracy by watching the first three minutes of a couple having a discussion about aContinue reading “The Shrink’s Links: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”

The Shrink’s Links: How to be an Introvert

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Skin Deep Psychotherapist, Martha Crawford, writes about being an introvert: Non-intimate social events and groups can make my skin crawl and my feet itchy. Any chatty, surface engagement requires that I set aside significant recovery time afterward.Continue reading “The Shrink’s Links: How to be an Introvert”

Some Things You May Not Know About Your Self: You never really know yourself until you die

The younger a person is, I have found, the more they think they know themselves. They can be heard, saying things like, “I’m not like this, I’m like that… I never… I always… my personality is…” They limit themselves this way.  That’s what I did. The older I get, the more I surprise myself. IContinue reading “Some Things You May Not Know About Your Self: You never really know yourself until you die”