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Be aware of the B-side!

I’ve been recently thinking about personal relationships and the fact that most of us are protective of the image we portray to others.  We often don’t share, see or hear about the reality, the duller, gray or “B-side” of life. It gives us a distorted view of what others’ lives and experiences are like.  We are left with the impression that life is or can be glowing or “perfect” and without distress – based on the partial information we[…]

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Holidays Were Easier Last Year!

Like many of us, I’ve been thinking about the upcoming Holiday Season for 2021 and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our experience.  Holidays are joyous for some but not all.  It’s a season that’s tough to deal with when you’re depressed, fatigued, ill, uninterested in the busy-ness of the season and the smiles on other’s faces.  This is especially true if you have extended family or friends who expect you to join them in[…]

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Depression, burnout and suicide in healthcare workers

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, recognizing one of the greatest tragedies in the world.  Suicide is usually considered an impulsive act in a troubled person who sees no way to change his or her painful circumstances and happens when one’s deep emotional pain or stressor exceeds his ability to cope with that pain.  In 2017 it was reported that 47,173 persons committed suicide in the United States, with 1.4 million suicide attempts.  Overall, suicide[…]

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