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Pain x Resistance = Suffering

Christopher Germer, a well-known psychologist often illustrates our instinctive response to pain through a simple formula: pain x resistance = suffering. This concept is also ...
Failure to Launch

Taking Risks in Order to Launch

As I continue to work with men in their twenties, and watch them take the steps necessary to progress in their lives, I recognize how ...


As I continue to provide therapy for individual struggling with depression, I frequently see clients who feel validated by the words “depression feels more like ...