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12/8/13 – Whatever its cause, few things interfere with our waking lives like the inability to sleep at night. Insomnia has multiple causes: anxiety, depression,…Read More

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An Alternative to Willpower for Losing Weight

3/24/13 – A common belief, even among doctors, is that almost no one succeeds in losing weight in the long term. And for almost two decades, I’ve counted myself among the skeptics,…Read More

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How To Manage Frustration

2/19/12 – It’s an uncomfortable paradox that the people closest to us often frustrate us the most. My theory about this is that we all have a certain level of tolerance for…Read More

The Therapeutic Application Of Denial

7/4/10 – A few years ago, a patient of mine was diagnosed with lung cancer.  A metastatic work up revealed a small mass in his liver that had the radiographic appearance of…Read More


11/15/09 – In the book Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, the main character, Siddhartha, tells Kamala, a beautiful courtesan:  “From the moment I made [the resolution to learn about love from the most…Read More