Faith

MY FIRST DAY PROVIDING FREE CARE FOR VETERANS THROUGH #HELP22

Friday, November 22 was the first day I devoted to #HELP22, the initiative I started with Commander Kirk Lippold USN (Ret) and public relations professional Christian Josi. #HELP22 is our response to this startling and tragic fact:  As many as twenty-two veterans take their own lives every day. I pledged to spend the 22ndof each month […]

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Posted: November 26, 2019 in: Depression, Faith

DR. KEITH ABLOW AND COMMANDER KIRK LIPPOLD USN (Ret.) LAUNCH EFFORT TO CURB VETERAN SUICIDES

Boston, MA For Immediate Release According to a recent Veteran’s Department study, more than 20 veterans and active duty personnel commit suicide each day.  A prior VA study put that number closer to 22. The toll of military service could not be starker than the way it manifests in those men and women who come […]

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Posted: October 15, 2019 in: Depression, Faith, Health, Natural Remedies, Personal Empowerment

ONE QUESTION THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

There are lots of people out there who need a bit of encouragement.  And, sometimes, just one thought can turn the tide in favor of fighting a little harder or having a bit more hope.  So I’m going to let you in on one question I share with clients of mine who seem ready to […]

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Posted: September 25, 2019 in: Faith, Personal Empowerment

THE BEST FEDEX DELIVERY, EVER

It was not a good day, in a string of not very good days. I had been battling a series of bizarre legal cases that had made headlines and were weighing me down.  I wish I could say, otherwise, but I’m not entirely immune to worrying about what others think of me, even when I know […]

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Posted: September 17, 2019 in: Faith

Rebirth In This Lifetime

Rebirth is not something I associate only with life after death, nor only with the Christian notion of being “born again.” I see rebirth happening in my counseling clients’ lives all the time, as they achieve new understandings of the ways in which earlier chapters in their life histories have unconsciously limited them and then begin […]

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Posted: September 9, 2019 in: Faith

THE WOMAN WITH BURNING FEET

Years ago, I treated an elderly woman who was sent to me because her feet burned relentlessly, from her ankles to the tips of her toes. She could hardly walk. She wept from the pain. I wrote about this woman, previously [https://www.foxnews.com/health/the-woman-with-burning-feet], but my latest work, as a spiritual counselor and life coach, has made […]

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Posted: August 7, 2019 in: Faith

How Could Psychiatry and Psychology Forget About Faith?

Here’s an interesting fact: During my four years of medical school and four years of psychiatry residency training, the total number of hours devoted to spirituality and faith were . . . zero. That’s right, not a single hour was devoted to exploring the place of faith in overcoming medical illness or psychological suffering. That’s […]

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Posted: July 29, 2019 in: Faith

Human Beings as Works of Art

In my view, being human means having the capacity to experience and to give love (often, through a miracle called human empathy) and to reason and make choices. It also means having the opportunity to embrace the truth about oneself, including one’s life story, back to its early chapters, in order to make sense of […]

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Posted: July 12, 2019 in: Faith, Personal Empowerment