Podcast: Loved Ones Distrust Us Due to Our Mental Illness

". . . nobody wants to walk through hell, come out the other side and say, Well, but you're mentally ill. How garbage is that? It's garbage." ~Gabe Howard Recovery is hard to both achieve and maintain when it comes to mental illness. It's a long journey and in its wake are mistakes, missteps, and relapse. But, once you come out the other side and start living the life you were meant to live, everyone gets on board with the new you. Right? Join our hosts...

5 Tips To Escape An Abusive Relationship

If you or someone you care about is in an abusive relationship, there are ways to break away and stop the cycle of domestic violence.

I Strive for Better Control of my Temper

One of my more disagreeable faults is my irritability.

Getting Control of Your Anger

Many people believe the myth of “accumulating anger:” if they don’t express their anger, somehow it will “build up” and they will develop high blood pressure, have a heart attack or a stroke.


Mary was born in Colombia and grew up in Queens, NY. She is a film-maker. She has been fascinated with film from an early age and made her first short with her mother’s Hi8 camera and a VCR. It was horror movie about a high-school girl who murders all her friends in a fit of jealousy told from the villain’s perspective. Mary has a difficult time controlling her emotions and easily becomes angry. She has verbally and physically assaulted friends and strangers. She describes her...

Resentment Part 2

In last week’s post “The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment” I introduced the idea that resentments can be difficult to let go of because they not only have negative effects but also they can serve the purpose of feeling powerful.

The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment

Colombia is a country with frequent kidnappings, often with tragic results.

Robert Allan, Ph.D.

Dr. Allan is a clinical psychologist with practice specialties in cardiac psychology, and stress and anger management. He holds appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Assistant Attending Psychologist in Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Allan has published two books, and numerous articles and book chapters in major medical texts on the relationship between psychosocial factors and heart disease. Currently, he is at work on Volume II of Heart & Mind. He also...

W. Robert Nay, Ph.D.

Dr. Nay is a Clinical Associate Professor and a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in McLean, Virginia, and Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Nay has written two graduate textbooks and numerous invited book chapters and articles in professional journals. He has also served as an associate professor at the University of Illinois. For the past 20 years he has specialized in assessing and treating clients of all ages who have problems controlling their anger. He has trained over 3,000 mental health professionals across the country in...

Paul Ekman, Ph.D.

Dr. Ekman is a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco. He has been conducting research on nonverbal behavior since 1956, with his first scientific report published in 1957. He began his research on facial expressions in 1969, and published his first article on deception in the same year. He has authored or edited 15 books; the three most recent are Emotions Revealed, Emotional Awareness, coauthored with the Dalai Lama, and most recently, Telling Lies, 4th edition. Dr. Ekman directs a small business that consults with...

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