Support Systems

Conquer Anxiety. Find Peace.

While still in the throes of mourning the loss of her mother, Molly went for a routine breast exam when the news came, a diagnosis of stage three breast cancer. … Read more

Self-Care: Selfish or Crucial?

Do you sometimes feel like you don’t have the time or energy to make good self-care a priority? A couple of weeks ago I led a series of workshops at … Read more

How do I make lasting change?

This week I got asked by a client, “How do I stick to the changes I’m working so hard to make?” I thought this would be great to address in … Read more

Who’s Got Your Back?

Are you getting the support you need as you navigate through these years? Your support team, community or “tribe” are the people in your life who are available to you … Read more

The Four Agreements

Bess was a 34-year-old, attractive, single, accomplished attorney living in the Boston area.* She lived comfortably in her condo, managed her finances, had no close friends and a succession of … Read more

Changing the Voice of Addiction

Years ago, I directed the Stress Management Department at the Pain Unit of Boston’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. My first mind-blowing exposure to addiction came when a diabetic patient communicated her … Read more

The Death of Perfection

Linda, a 42 year old attorney with two young boys, felt guilt and disappointment both on the job and at home. She never quite felt that she was where she … Read more

My Father–Paul “Giggy” Kamen

My relationship with my father was complex. I sometimes wondered what I would say upon his death. Perhaps I would say nothing or perhaps I would blurt out all those … Read more