Uncovering Happiness: An Interview with Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

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Six years ago a fellow blogger, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. of PsychCentral.com (“Mindfulness and Psychotherapy”) introduced me to the concept of mindfulness. A clinical psychologist and bestselling author, he familiarized me with the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, whose Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program I participated in (at our local hospital, with a certified instructor). Elisha opened […]

10 Nutritional Deficiencies That May Cause Depression

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I’m not sure why more psychiatrists don’t first test for nutritional deficiencies before dispensing Zoloft or Prozac, and especially antipsychotics like Seroquel and Zyprexa. The good ones will send you to get lab work done before upping your meds or adjusting anything. Sometimes we do need antidepressants. But other times we need spinach—think of Popeye. […]

Uncovering Happiness: A Mindfulness Expert’s Guide to Breaking Bad Moods

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Six years ago a fellow blogger, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. of PsychCentral.com (“Mindfulness and Psychotherapy”) introduced me to the concept of mindfulness. A clinical psychologist and bestselling author, he familiarized me with the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, whose Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program I participated in (at our local hospital, with a certified instructor). Elisha opened […]

8 Prayers for Anxiety and Panic

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When anxiety has a hold of your heart and mind, it can be difficult to do anything but freeze in panic. We forget that there is an alternative to believing its message of imminent doom. Anxiety and panic don’t disappear with prayer, but they can certainly diminish. The following eight prayers are classic intercessions, scripture […]