Archive for Author: carl.siegel@imagocenterdc.com

Lawyers and Suicide

According to CNN and studies from all over the country, Lawyers rank 4th highest in professionals who commit suicide. This research has verified that suicide among male lawyers is almost three times more common than it is with men...

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Conflict is Growth Trying to Happen

Several years ago, when I worked as a bereavement counselor, I’d often receive puzzled looks at parties when people I hadn’t met before asked where I worked. “You’re a grief counselor?” they’d ask. “But isn’t that depressing?” Actually, I’d...

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Men’s Emotional Development

David Brooks in his recent New York Times article “The Heart Grows Smarter” summarizes the findings of the Grant Study.   One of the findings is that men who didn’t have at least one warm positive influence in their...

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Feel your feelings

As a therapist who makes her livelihood by encouraging people to explore their feelings, I’m often amazed at the variety of ways we’re taught to avoid them, often from a very young age. Growing up in my family, my...

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