The Power of Touch

I haven’t shaken off a friend’s comment about her son when he was 4 and in preschool. He wondered why the girls in the class got to sit on the teacher’s lap and be cuddled, while he and the other boys just got to play Leggos. The following article by Mark Greene explores “touch isolation” …

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GGG: Good, Giving, Game – Aren’t we All?

A young female patient of mine has started head first into the world of online dating. Besides the usual ups and downs of navigating that ever-changing landscape, she also had some questions and confusion on what some of the terms individuals use to describe themselves (in her case she is interested in heterosexual men).  She …

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Reassuring News About Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy or (HRT) is an excellent way to treat menopausal symptoms associated with decreased estrogen which occurs in the Peri-menopausal and Menopausal years. Symptoms of decreased estrogen are hot flashes/night sweats, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness. HRT can also prevent osteoporosis and osteopenia. Many clinicians are weary about prescribing HRT or are prescribing …

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Low Libido after Childbirth

You know you used to be into sex. Yes, that was you, not someone else.  You remember thinking at one time, “wow, this is great!” But it just doesn’t seem to be happening that way anymore. Okay, you think, “so I had a baby (you fill in the blank: 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, …

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Fantasies… Fantasies… Fantasies…

When I fantasize about something, does that mean that I really want that thing to happen? (I get asked this all the time!) NO. No. And no. All it means is that you like to fantasize about that activity/act/event. Now, very commonly women get upset about their fantasies because they think that they are not …

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Finding Your Way

Whenever I use GPS on my phone, it takes a few moments for it to find my location. Otherwise, the app can’t help me get anywhere.  Sometimes, people avoid coming in for treatment because it can be scary to slow down and see where you’re at on the map; whether it’s an individual issue or …

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Happy Birthday Smiley Face!

The smiley face is 50 something years old. It was created by Harvey Ross Ball, an American graphic artist to raise employee morale at the company for which he worked. His design has become the most iconic version and there have been many variations since its inception. The notion that an idea can be conveyed …

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Punishing Sex Offenders

Our country hates and demonizes sex offenders.  Their punishments are often severe and life-long. We punish them far more harshly than we do any other type of offenders. And this is largely based on the fact that we believe sex offenders have “very high” recidivism rate. That is, we believe that once “let back out …

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