All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World

  “I have all the time in the world,” a confident, aggressive, thirtysomething financial manager I’ll call “Mr. Endless Time” told me, his therapist, many years ago. “I have plenty of time to settle down and be more disciplined and responsible. For now, I’d rather have fun, play the field, and enjoy my life.” Yes and no, I thought. He…

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Our 11 Favorite Books of the Year

Our 11 Favorite Books of the Year

What do books about dog brains, a year spent in a tiny French village, mindfulness at work and in our daily lives, and new perspectives on mental and physical health have in common? They all involve some sort of transformation—to our thinking, to our behavior. Here’s a list of some of the Rewire Me editors’ favorite books of 2013. How…

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On Being Able to Create: Reflections on Marion Milner’s On Not Being Able to Paint

On Being Able to Create: Reflections on Marion Milner’s On Not Being Able to Paint

Creativity is more complex than the maps we fashion to understand it. “There being no known method from the known to the unknown,” as the narrator of James Joyce’s über-imaginative Ulysses said, ascertaining what facilitates creativity might seem like a fool’s quest. Psychoanalyst Marion Milner’s On Not Being Able to Paint, a neglected classic in the literature on the creative…

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'All I Want Is a Plate of Pasta'

'All I Want Is a Plate of Pasta'

I am empty. A hole as big as the moon inside of me. Bottomless, so I cannot fill it. Nothing in my realm of experience offers knowledge of how to replenish the void that swallowed my soul. I hurt. Each new injury either self-inflicted or by another—emotional or physical—stretches and extends the cavity. Like the tearing of skin and muscle…

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Do Online Therapy and Counseling Apps Work?

Do Online Therapy and Counseling Apps Work?

Of course it’s far more complex than booking a flight, but online psychotherapy has just passed a major milestone of success and efficacy in treating moderate depression. And this should prove to be good news for patients, families, and clinicians alike. In a groundbreaking research study recently published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, researchers from the University of Zurich…

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