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Self-Care Revisited

What better time than amidst a pandemic to talk about self-care.   I say, “revisited” because here I am going to offer some new ways to think about self-care.  Hopefully, these will be welcomed additions to whatever means you already have in place.  After all, self-care is not a luxury to be implemented only when you …

Pandemic-induced Hopelessness?

As the pandemic continues beyond what was thought of at the start as a temporary timeout from normal activities, being able to stay motivated, positive, and optimistic has become ever more difficult.  In fact, maintaining the will power to remain positive, goal-driven, and cheery is downright impossible.  My own experience and the remarks of those …

Toolkit for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Being a senior registered psychologist with close to 35 years of private practice experience,  I currently spend 6 to 7 hours a day on Zoom or in telephone meetings with clients.  The remote work is much more demanding than in-person sessions as people’s reactions are difficult to read and it requires a strain of attention …

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