Archive for the Psychological Wellness Category

  • Enjoying Aging
    July 7th, 2018

    A pernicious common belief in the US  is that getting old is an awful occurrence and that old people are inferior to the young  in various ways.  In contrast, in many more traditional cultures, the aged are revered and believed to have  achieved wisdom to be shared with young people.  As I have reached the age […]

  • Using Running as Interval Training and Other Benefits of Weight Training
    November 5th, 2014

    Melissa Herrera, a trainer at my gym, made some additional comments about the aerobic activity of running and other reasons for doing weight training.  She says, “A good way to use running as a part of your training,. . . is doing intervals.  Intervals are a good way to build up your endurance.  For example, […]

  • A Complete Exercise Program
    October 26th, 2014

    There is much publicity today about the importance of regular physical activity.  In this article I shall discuss what is necessary for a complete program .   For people who don’t exercise and would like to know why, I refer them to the questionnaire I have posted on my blog.   The time issue:  One obvious reason […]

  • Choosing a Therapist
    October 6th, 2014

    I wrote about how to choose a therapist on my website over 10 years ago and, although I think most of my points are still relevant, I have some new  comments, which I will add here.  I underline some of the further ideas about this important topic  I’ve had. Taking care to choose the right therapist for […]

  • Working Through Loneliness: Part I
    August 26th, 2014

    In my last posting, I discussed loneliness and how it feels.  In this one, I discuss what can be done to lessen the intensity of the feeling and healthy ways to deal with it. Firstly, it is important  to identify the emotion of loneliness and allow oneself to feel it.  That may be a tall […]

  • The Phenomenology of Loneliness
    August 2nd, 2014

    I recently went to a local farmers market and became aware of an  uncomfortable, vaguely depressed mood that I have experienced many times before when by myself in a public place:   a restaurant, a  shopping mall,  a movie theatre before the movie starts, or just walking down a busy city street.  I realized  at […]

  • Exercise Questionnaire
    January 13th, 2013

    (Answering this questionnaire could help you discover your own attitudes about exercise.  You could also copy it and administer it to your own clients.)   Most people know that exercise is good for one’s physical health, particularly as one gets older.  What is less well known is that regular exercise also contributes to  one’s psychological […]