Only now do I realize the year 2000 wasn’t the actual end of the second millennium or even the possible end of the world, it was the end of the 90’s and that seems much more tragic. In retrospect, only the 1990’s could have ended in such a blustery, cataclysmic, and disruptive way.  I will…

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When it comes to relationships, batter up because home plate is love. Here comes the pitch – it’s a fastball – out of the strike zone. Swing. Contact. Start running. The conflict has started and it’s an ascending rocket to centerfield. First base is believing the best about the other person. Second base is resisting…

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Depression: On Being Swallowed Whole To think of depression and symptoms of depression as a swallowing sludge of despair and sadness is to think accurately about the most formidable foe in the mental health world and the purpose of my writing here is to tell you that you are not alone. You are not broken.…

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Suicide Definition CDC:   Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves with the intent to end their life, but they do not die as a result of their actions. What we know about suicide only comes from those who have been unsuccessful at…

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“Is he okay?” Is there anything more beautiful than the words of a mother? Is there anything more comforting than the words of a mother? Is there anything more patient than the words of a mother? Is there anything more gentle and corrective than the words of a mother? Is there anything more necessary than…

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It is 9/11/2019 and I am in my psychotherapy office listening to Debussy, “Suite Bergamasque, L.75: III. Clair De Lune” performed by François-Joël Thiollier. It’s a somber piece. A favorite of mine. It’s 8:40 am. 3 minutes ago on 9/11/2001, Boston’s air traffic control center alerts the Air Force’s Northeast Air Defense Sector of Mohamed…

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I came across a pair of house-boots the other day. My wife’s in fact. They were worn but sturdy. They were familiar yet imposing. They instantly conjured up vivid images of my time in the military. Weathered and beaten jump-boots, rack-side by a sleeping marine. Sturdy, slip-proof, and steel-toed boondockers, bunk-side by a sleeping sailor.…

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