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Dr. Dan Gottlieb wrote a weekly mental-health column, On Healing, for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 15 years. He has decided to take a break from writing his column, but you can view the entire archive collection here.
The Buddha is believed to have said that life is suffering. Certainly parts of life involve suffering, sometimes terrible suffering. But while life involves suffering, the
You can examine them, and learn to free yourself from misperceptions. Lately, I have been thinking a good deal about our thinking. Most of us believe that our thinking is an
Dear Dr. Gottlieb: My daughter is 19, and I have been a single mother for 10 years. My ex-husband has struggled with substance abuse for most of his life and recently left
Ever since I became familiar with the story of John Nash, in some ways I identified with him. As a quadriplegic, I felt many parallels between his brain and my body. Because
Once again there is war in the holy land. Listen to the language, the words infused with hate. There is an old Jewish saying: “People plan and God laughs.”
No one really knows the roots of April Fools’ Day, so I can offer a theory without too much fear of rebuttal. Almost every culture has a holiday in which people dress
Every parent has heard a child say, “That’s not fair.” It is as though children monitor their world to ensure that it is just. Of course, most parents have
Nancy Fraim’s vow to do whatever it took to conquer cancer seemed to reassure son Mike, who was then 7, she recalls. When Jackie Block was 15, she got in her mother’s
Four years ago, when the doctor told me my father had congestive heart failure, I began to write his eulogy in my mind. It started this way: “The nicest man I ever met
Dear Dr. Dan: I recently lost my father to spinal cancer. I turned to God for help. I begged, pleaded and cried on bended knee for a miracle, but there was none. I am at a
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