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Run, Hide or Fight. Surviving The Storm Of A Mass Shooter

Posted on March 4, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A few years ago I went and got my mass shooter certification. While I seldom do crisis work anymore, I thought the skill-set would be beneficial even if only on a personal level. But as the number of these shootings continue to increase, I have found myself taking more and more training's. I'm not sure how or why it has gotten so bad, but it is a subject that we can no longer afford to turn a blind eye to.

 

The sad fact is that we experience a mass shooting every one to two ...

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Smoke Weed. Feel The Pain?

Posted on July 30, 2017 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Working 30 plus years in mental health, I am frequently asked about the use of marijuana. Let me start with my unusual story. Having grown up in the 60's and 70's, the height of the free love and marijuana movement, I can honestly say that I have never tried it. At age 52 at the time of writing this article, I am one of only a handful of people that I have ever met, my age who have gone without.


When I was growing up I was led to believe that pot was bad, and the peo...

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Nuturing a Long-Term Love

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Over the course of working three decades in the mental health field, I have done my fair share of relationship counseling. There are no guarantees for long-term love, but there are tools to increase your chances. It seems as though many experts have varying opinions on what it takes to make your love last. However, most would agree on certain elements. This article will attempt to explore some of them. Here are your healthy relationship tips.



Show me the money! A...

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Shape Your Life

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Social Community



We all need a Social Community. As much as we would like to admit that we are strong and could get along fine without a social community that simply isn’t so. Having a forum to speak your ideas and thoughts is vital to your health. We know that isolation often leads to depression. Depression often leads to physical illness and can lead to self destructive behavior, including suicide.



Depression: n. Psychol. An ...

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Over Under

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Overworked, under-paid, overlooked, and under-appreciated. Yes, you are no doubt stressed. In today’s fast-paced environment it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So what is the key to staying balanced when everything seems to be working against you? For me its perception. I’ll talk more about that in a minute, but I want to talk a little about stress first.



Stress is natural. There is both good and bad stress. We are all familiar with how the bad affec...

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Weight Loss In 6 Easy Steps

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

There are a lot of big-name diet companies out there. And it is not for me to say which is good and which is bad. The truth is if you use these programs, you probably will lose weight. But the real problem with dieting is that once you diet, you will have to stay on that diet unless you have learned to make appropriate changes to stay at a healthy weight. I personally am not a big fan of prepackaged food. But if you have lost weight that way or are currently losing weight that way, then stay ...

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Never Quit!

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Whoever said only the strong survive, never met a person with a never quit attitude. I have met many people over the course of the years that appeared to be strong. But being strong does not guarantee survival. Nor does it mean they will end up on top.



There are many people who are well educated, come from a place of privilege or have unlimited resources. And while these all contribute to success, they are not the end all be all to be successful. The truly succes...

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The Value Of Employee Assistance Programs

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We’ve all heard the term EAP, but how many truly know the value? Over the course of 3 decades in mental health, I have found the companies who invest in their employees enjoy a higher rate of productivity and overall employee satisfaction. This investment unifies the company and strengthens its mission.


The onsite programs is designed to empower both employers as well as employees. Organizations that routinely make available EAP resources enjoy a host of benefits. Thes...

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Why Bullshit Motivational Programs Won't Work

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I spent 3 decades working in mental health in various capacities and there is one truth that I have learned over those decades. It doesn't matter what self help program, the cost, the coach or belief system is, if you're not committed to calling yourself out on your own bullshit, it simply won't work. Attitude, intention and honesty are the key to moving forward.


I have seen many clients go through these self help programs and retreats. I have watched them spend lite...

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7 Years Without Tears

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (4)

So I was brushing my teeth and doing some reflecting. It seems I always go into deep thought while engaged in the mundane task of life. I started thinking about my 20 years as a crisis counselor working in the HIV/AIDS community. I recalled this one specific night.


It was December 1st, World AIDS Days. I was at a walk and remembrance in Annapolis Maryland. At this point I had been working with the disease for a few years. Interestingly enough, I was almost persuaded not to w...

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