5 things that stop people from seeking therapy

1.  Do I really feel bad enough to need therapy? You might be struggling with a relationship. Or maybe things don’t always work the way they should all the time.  You may have felt blue or down, but you aren’t going to hurt yourself.  Perhaps you worry a great deal about things you know you can’t do anything about.  Your sleep is lousy, and you just don’t have much energy. …

Finding Your reason to Change!

So it is 2012, and what is different?  Since this is often the season of reflection and new resolution, I’ve been considering my own stuff.  I took a week off and let myself relax (good behavior), I also worked out five of seven days  (good), made contact with most of my good friends (good), hosted my daughter and her husband for a few days (very good), so why would I want…

Depression and Diabetes; the dynamic duo

Batman and Robin were able to defend Gotham City from evil and almost single handedly. They both had their unique ways and worked together to create an environment that fostered safety and security for the residents. Depression and diabetes are a unique dynamic duo that also is very powerful, each capable of reaking havoc on a human being by itself. They are also linked with each other and in combination…

Diabetes responsibility, who wants it?

During this past week I attended a conference on brain development and habit change, I also listened to a program on MPR about the adolescent brain, both of which are saying a number of similar things. Essentially there are many aspects of brain development involving the hormone dopamine, self regulation, risky behavior, and limit setting. It is clear in adolescence the nature of the brain is to take risks often…

Can we change sombody else’s behavior?

I gave a presentation this week to a group of sales reps with Eli Lilly co. Nice group and the topic was changing the behavior of health professionals related to their prescribing behavior. One truth is we can’t really change somone’s behavior except our own. Another truth is we sure can push hard enough to get someone to change, that it causes them to dig their heals in and actually…

Prostate cancer, treatment and hope.

Today I attended a meeting given by Ken Mitchell P.A.of Metro Urology. Great information given by someone who is compassionate and has a complete understanding of the process of treatment and recovery. I was impressed with his approach and reminded that treatment for any sexual issue is more than a medical issue. The approach needs to encorporate the partner wether straight or gay, it also must give support to the…