Meet Sylvia Plath, My Chihuahua

Meet Sylvia Plath, My Chihuahua

My dog, whose name is Sylvia Plath, knows a few of the keys to living a happy life: give love, accept love from others, and forgive. I adopted her from PAWS in January, 2014, and already she’s taught me many life lessons. She was found running around North Philadelphia, all skin and bones. I don’t know […]

Learn How To Be Happy

Learn How To Be Happy

You might think that if you work through your unresolved issues, you will find yourself getting off the therapy train at exit: happy place. But, what many people don’t realize is that they have to learn how to be happy as part of their therapeutic work. Unhappy people have negative automatic thoughts from repeated use, which are now […]

Louie C.K.’s Episode, “So Did The Fat Lady,” Sends An Important Message About Dating And Relationships

Louie C.K.’s Episode, “So Did The Fat Lady,” Sends An Important Message About Dating And Relationships

Sarah Baker’s response to Louie C.K. about being a fat girl in the following scene is magnificent for many reasons. Her character, Vanessa, knows and accepts that she is overweight. She doesn’t base her self-worth on it, and she doesn’t base other people’s worth on their looks either. She is frustrated because she knows that other […]

3 Ways To Battle Your Mood Disorder

3 Ways To Battle Your Mood Disorder

Battling a mood disorder takes work. Some of the work includes going to therapy each week, meditating, and practicing mindfulness skills. Those are tools that can reduce the severity and frequency of your mood shifts over time. There are also things you can do when your mood shifts down, which may help alleviate some of […]

How To Stop Eating When You’re Bored

How To Stop Eating When You’re Bored

People often tell me they can’t resist eating when they are bored. This a common obstacle among people who are trying to lose weight. If this applies to you, it is an important challenge to work on so it stops disrupting your progress. If you are someone who eats when bored, the reason is: you […]

Vacationing at an all-inclusive resort: 3 Key Ways To Lose Or Maintain Your Weight

Vacationing at an all-inclusive resort: 3 Key Ways To Lose Or Maintain Your Weight

Recently, I took a trip to Mexico and stayed at an all-inclusive resort. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I was prepared to gain a few pounds if that was the best I could do. I ended up losing a couple of pounds, and I wanted to share a few things that helped me do […]

Dear Caitlin: We had sex and he never spoke to me again

Dear Caitlin, I met a guy online, and we went out about 9 times before having sex. After we slept together, he said he had a great time and he would call me. He never did. I contacted him and he didn’t answer. I feel like he used me and I wish we hadn’t had […]

Dear Caitlin: My boyfriend finishes too soon and leaves me hanging

Dear Caitlin: My boyfriend finishes too soon and leaves me hanging

Dear Caitlin, I feel like every time I have sex with my boyfriend, he finishes and I’m kind of left hanging.  I feel awkward saying something because I think he might get defensive. Is there something I can do or say that will make him realize I need a little bit more from him? Thanks! Awkward […]

Dear Caitlin: My parents are dead set against my relationship!

Dear Caitlin: My parents are dead set against my relationship!

Dear Caitlin: I am a twenty-eight year old professional, never married. Now, I have fallen in love with a man who is also in love with me, and is almost 20 years older than I am. He is divorced with two teenage children. I am an only child, and my parents are dead set against this […]

Dear Caitlin: My boyfriend doesn’t want me to meet his family

Dear Caitlin: My boyfriend doesn’t want me to meet his family

Dear Caitlin, I have been dating Brad for over a year, and I still have not met his family.  He says he is not close to his family and doesn’t want much to do with them.  But he goes home for Christmas Eve, and for a few other holidays and for the birthdays of his niece and […]

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