Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Illusion of “Having It All”

January 22, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Most working mothers feel that they don’t “have it all”; what they have is two full-time jobs. What they have is “too much” . . . and we have a long way to go before a comfortable choice is available to all.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Art of Change—When Self-Help Is Not Enough

January 15, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Much resistance to change is due to underlying issues and conflicts that we may not even be aware of. How can you know when you may be unable to change without the help of psychotherapy?

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The Art of Change

January 8, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

A psychologist’s take on the forces that make change so difficult—and the steps we can take to battle them.

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Today’s Talk Topic: Things We Resolve NOT to Do in the New Year

January 5, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Calling our readers! We’re crowd-sourcing a list of New Year’s Anti-Resolutions—things we’re resolving NOT to do in 2015—and YOU’RE our source(s). Comment away!

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: The High Impact of the Holidays

December 18, 2014 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Instead of feeling pressure, we can be helped if we understand that holidays are not just for children, but are important, healthy rituals that maintain—and even improve—our emotional well-being.

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Dr. Ford on Health: Alcoholism and the Older Woman

December 4, 2014 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

A friend of mine did not realize that her mother was abusing alcohol until her caretaker quit abruptly one day with a torrent of complaints in Russian. The only word my friend recognized (repeated with particular alarm) was “Smirnoff!!!”

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The Wednesday 5: A Manual for Non-Traditional Thanksgivings

November 26, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share with you some of the best Thanksgiving stories and survival tips offered by members of our own Women’s Voices family. We didn’t have to look far for advice from women in many different stages of life who’ve chosen to spend their Thanksgivings in non-traditional ways.

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On Emotional Health: Finding Solace in Food

November 20, 2014 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

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By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Research has become increasing interested in the role of emotion in driving our eating behavior, putting scientific data behind what many of us have known intuitively—that, when push comes to shove, many of us find solace in food.

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The Wednesday 5: Living Mindfully

November 19, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday 5, we share with you five powerful pieces that cajole us to live mindfully—i.e., commit to the art of conscious living.

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On Emotional Health: This Is Not Your Mother’s Retirement

November 13, 2014 by Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

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By Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

If you think of retirement as a wheel with many spokes, with some planning and networking you can create a healthy balance of health and fitness, family and relationships, lifelong learning, creating community, leisure time, travel, and spirituality.

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On Emotional Health: The Need to Say Goodbye

November 6, 2014 by Rev. Elizabeth Zarelli Turner

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By Rev. Elizabeth Zarelli Turner

I often have to tell the loved ones of those who are dying to assure their dying loved one that they will be fine. I have been astonished by the human capacity to delay death until the assurances have been spoken.

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Jane Moffett on Emotional Health: Resilience

October 16, 2014 by Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

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By Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

Reflections on what contributes to resilience, the inner characteristic that pulls us out of the vortex of our own fear and guilt in order to let us live full and meaningful lives.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Yes, Exercising May Protect Against Depression!

October 9, 2014 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

A recent Swedish study was able to demonstrate that there is a direct relationship between a certain level of exercise and “resilience” against depression.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Male Privilege, Male Delusion

October 2, 2014 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

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By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

He’s ill, he’s unattractive, he’s uninteresting, but he still thinks he holds all the cards: money, power, and maleness.

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UNHAPPY TOGETHER, Part 1: Locked In to Marriage

September 25, 2014 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

“When I was walking down the aisle and my eyes met his, I had this cold chill, and I thought, ‘I do not want to spend the rest of my life looking at his face every morning,’ my friend Paula told me. She had expressed her misgivings to her bridesmaid the night before, but she’d been too embarrassed to step up then and say, ‘No way!’”

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