February 16, 2020
GROWING YOUNGER ON THE INSIDE

GROWING YOUNGER ON THE INSIDE WHILE YOUR BODY IS AGING ON THE OUTSIDE At seventy-two, I am less and less interested in the exterior of people’s lives – what their bodies, clothes, houses, vacations, or social media images look like.  I pay more attention now to how their eyes twinkle, how their voice dances, how […]

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October 29, 2019
Get Your Mood Shot     

  Fight off Depression from Winter Cold, Long Nights, and Holiday Stress The winter crud that climbed into me last year sat into my sinuses and didn't leave for two months.  So this Friday I'm getting my flu shot.  And to prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and  the holiday burn-out blues,  I'm going to give […]

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September 1, 2019
Where do Wellness and Wisdom come from?

MY FIVE COMMUNITIES AND WISDOM STREAMS Wisdom is knowing what matters, what is good, what lasts, what is real, and especially, what is best for all concerned in the long run.  I have five sources of truth from which I draw regularly, to guide my life and my work.  They all confirm each other, so […]

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March 4, 2019
Selfish Grandparent, or Healthy?

ARE YOU SELFISH AS A GRANDPARENT? by Dr. Paul Schmidt             A client recently shared with me a very helpful sermon he had heard from his pastor, Brian Tome at Crossroads Church in Lexington.  It helped me as a grandparent, and it made me think about the various styles of grandparenting I have heard described […]

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July 17, 2018
Turning Your Unhealthy Relationships Around

  REVERSING UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS It seems to me that most Americans have one or more people somewhere in their family or friends that they just can't get along with.  The way it feels is like, "I just don't feel comfortable around them.  I can't be myself.  They make me feel and act crazy, so I […]

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June 12, 2018
Help for Financial Disorders

  STRUGGLING WITH MONEY AND WORK DISORDERS: HOARDING, GAMBLING, UNDER-EARNING, BINGE-SHOPPING, AND WORKAHOLICS   by Dr. Paul Schmidt   Forty years ago, some research I was doing proved that people with upper-upper income levels tend to live their lives in some ways very much like people with lower-lower incomes.  Both groups were preoccupied with money […]

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March 1, 2018
Managing Chronic Pain

MANAGING CHRONIC PAIN:  STOCKING YOUR TOOL BOX For the first time in my life last winter, I let pain whip me.  I panicked in an ER that wasn’t diagnosing or treating me.  I fought the pain and in my own eyes, made a big baby out of myself.  All that energy I put into pushing […]

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March 1, 2018
Defiance of Medical Compliance

ARE YOU IN DEFIANCE OF MEDICAL COMPLIANCE?   Has your doctor told you that you are making yourself sick, that your pain or disability will continue to get worse until you change your lifestyle?  Perhaps you have had trouble complying with doctor’s orders about alcohol, cigarettes, street drugs, prescription pills, physical therapy, losing weight, getting […]

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March 1, 2018
Marijuana: Is it Doing me more Harm than Good?

Marijuana: Thoughts on its Use, Abuse, and Legalization by Paul Schmidt, Ph.D.   I have never really had a position or opinion on marijuana, and in recent weeks I have grown weary of this ignorance.  To prepare my thoughts on this subject, I have done three things.  First, I have obtained professional training as a […]

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March 1, 2018
How to Quit Smoking

HOW TO QUIT SMOKING  Wise people have had lots of trouble with nicotine.  Mark Twain said, “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing I’ve ever done in my life.  I ought to know.  I’ve done it a hundred times.” Sigmund Freud died of a cancerous jaw caused by smoking cigars.  He was clearly aware of […]

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