Articles

On this page you will find links to articles and resources that draw my attention. It is not a systematical or in any way comprehensive collection. Just some interesting or good reads I’d like to share.

September 21st, 2016

“To Anyone Who Thinks They Are Falling Behind in Life”

Cool article on Motivation

 

October 5th, 2015

Do Our Brains Want Us To Be Happy?

A fascinating read on the neuroscience of happiness

 

June 5th, 2015

OCD Myth Busting

A solid article about some myths surround OCD

 

June 4th, 2015

“The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous”

This article is an excellent read about the treatment of alcohol use disorder from The Atlantic.

 

May 23rd, 2015

Self-Compassion

A wonderful and encouraging article from Psyched in San Francisco Magazine about how to treat ourselves.

 

May 17th, 2015

Obsessive Thoughts

An interesting article about the thoughts aspect of OCD.

 

May 2nd, 2015

How to Land Your Kid in Therapy

An excellent article from The Atlantic about parenting.

 

April 15th, 2015

Living and Loving in the Nations Most Expensive City

Check out this great read about what it means for couples to live in San Francisco.

 

March 28th, 2015

Women and Psychiatric Medications

This New York Times Opinion Piece “Medicating Women’s Feelings” strikes a strong chord with me.

 

March 14th, 2015

Eureka!

Check out this fascinating article about Creativity in Psychology Today.

 

March 6th, 2015

Teaching Mindfulness to Teens

Some very helpful approaches to get buy-in from teens to mindfulness practices are described in this article.

 

March 1st, 2015

4 Things No One Tells You About OCD

An insider account of living with OCD

 

March 1st, 2015

How Addiction Happens

This article is an excellent primer on what addiction means and the basic elements of effective treatment.

 

February 26th, 2015

Is it a Quirk or OCD?

The difference is quite significant as this Yahoo Health article explains.

 

February 22th 2015

Breaking a Bad Habit

Is it a habit or a decision? This article sheds some light on this and how to break a habit.

 

February 16th 2015

The Secret History of Thoughts

This is  a great NPR Program about the development of our attitude toward thoughts as well as cognitive therapy particularly for OCD.

 

February 15th, 2015

Some Suggestions on Creating a Lasting Relationship

I like the down to earth “real” approach of this blog post by the “Attraction Doctor.”

 

January 15th, 2015

How to Fall in Love

This is a fascinating article about the Psychology of Falling in Love.

 

December 21st, 2014Moving

Forward, Letting Go

Opening up your future by loosening the attachments to old injuries is the topic of this great article titled Let It Go!

 

December 19th, 2014

Not Sitting Still

Who can sit still all day and listen attentively to information presented? This teacher realized that what we ask of high school students amounts to an impossible task and she wrote this great WordPress Article  about it.

 

December 17th, 2014

Let’s listen to our Body

This article in Curvy Yoga  is a fantastic description of how listening to your body’s cues can be a great way of also taking care of yourself emotionally.

 

December 16th, 2014

Be kind to yourself!

Today I found this Psychology Today article  about how to reign in the harsh inner critic so many of us carry around. I really appreciated the suggestion to treat oneself like we would treat a good friend.

 

December 15th, 2014

Love of Nature, Love of Life

As a child I spent hours in nature every day. I grew up in a small farming village and being outdoors is still one of the most rewarding and life affirming activities for me. I was therefore not surprised to find this article about “Ecotherapy.”

 

December 14th, 2014

Allowing Death to be a Part of Life

As a therapist I may talk and think about death more often than people in other professions. My personal life has also been touched by death rather frequently. I have lost loved ones and had brushes with life threatening illness. I therefore always appreciate reading somebody’s thoughts about death and living with its inevitability. This is an interesting article by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

 

December 11th, 2014

Living with High Anxiety

This is a Vox article about anxiety that I found today and wanted to share. It is written from the perspective of somebody diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and she poignantly describes how it feels to live with constant high anxiety and how she wishes people could respond to her struggles and support her.