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Todd’s Thursday Thought: Face A Fear This Weekend

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What are you afraid of? Rejection? Then ask for something so that you may possibly be rejected. Playing sports and looking bad?  Go shoot hoops with your partner (or anybody else for that matter) Being judged for how you look?  Then wear some scantily clad outfit or one that makes you stand out and get attention. Decide that you are stronger than your fear and act accordingly!  This way of living brings dividends to your life and relationships. Here’s to…

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Todd’s Thursday Thought: Do something new and different for your mind, body and spirit.

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Self care leads to greater health, wealth and the ability to give and receive love. Do Yoga. (There seems to be a Yoga Center on every corner and most fitness centers have classes as well). Learn to meditate. Do a new and fun kind of exercise or workout. Start a hobby you have been thinking about doing. Life is an adventure. Be open to it especially in ways that quiet your mind, increase the health of your body and lift…

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The Plasticity of the Brain

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I have been teaching grad students at the USC School of Social Work and truth be told- I am learning as much as the students to whom I am lecturing.  We cover a lot of area is in this class and even though I have a lot of preparation to do, I am having a great time with it.  One of the subject areas I have been learning about and teaching is the neuroscience of psychotherapy.  It is a fascinating…

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The Demise of Guys?

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  Above is a video I recently came across on the many struggles boys and men face in society and how they are reacting to it. Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, “Why are boys struggling?” He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons — and he asks for your help! As a sex therapist, I have seen first hand some of the issues Zimbardo discusses in this video concerning arousal addiction…

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Forget Your Circumstances & Put Aside Your Problems

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Life is challenging and everyone is saying it these days. The economy has just added to a myriad of stresses that people are dealing with. I saw numerous couples just today alone whose relationships have become too mundane and serious. Of course, there are problems and I would be the last person to make light of the pains and frustrations that come our way. I spend much of my work time helping individuals and couples deal with these challenges more…

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The Amazing Benefits of Feeling Your Feelings

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This is an article I wrote two and a half years ago that I wanted to share on this blog as a companion article to the previous blog post “The Key to Healthy Communication- Slow  Down!” Many of our health, interpersonal and other life problems are because of one thing- an unwillingness to experience what one is feeling.  We tend to want to control how we feel and we often want to present ourselves to others like we are in…

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