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July 28, 2019

Nothing in life ever comes easy
Sometimes, not even life itself
Conception may happen as an act of love
But that ephemeral four-letter word
Can be as fleeting as a scared bird
That can't look you in the eyes for long
Can't hold you to make you feel 

that you belong
Might make...

April 3, 2019

Even though most of the work done by counselors, coaches, psychologists and social workers are research-based and behavior-oriented, I wanted to let you know that what we really work with is invisible.

November 11, 2018

Whenever in social circles or coaching sessions, when talking about themselves, people tend to refer to their way of dealing with life experiences as their personalities. There is never a second thought about this. But is that all that there is to who we are? And if so...

September 25, 2018

In animal psychology, learned helplessness is identified as a behavior that occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot escape (read about the experiment here). Eventually, the animal will stop trying to avoid the stimulus and b...

June 23, 2018

A recent survey conducted by health insurer Cigna unveiled alarming findings of loneliness in America. The insurer used the UCLA Loneliness Scale, a 20-item questionnaire developed to assess subjective feelings of loneliness and social isolation, to survey more than 20...

June 11, 2018

It is a common belief that everybody wants to find love. We grow up thinking that there's someone out there in the world who's looking for a person just like us, with whom we'll be able to build a loving relationship. But my experience shows that, even thou...

March 19, 2018

I've just finished reading the book "Gosnell, The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer." It discusses how the former abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell ran his clinic, completely unsupervised, lacking basic sanitary conditions. It describ...

January 17, 2018

If we ask for diversity, we must recognize the lack of uniformity. And if we recognize the lack of uniformity, we must accept that our skills are different.

December 13, 2017

This time of the year is happy for many, but may be a struggle for many others. Ideally, the holidays are a time for gathering around the table, sharing stories, catching up on each other’s lives, exchanging gifts, and eating delicious food. But that isn’t always the c...

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