Author Archives: Keith R Wilson

About Keith R Wilson

I am a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in private practice with more than 30 years experience. What I'm working on now: I'm writing a self help book, titled, The Road to Reconciliation. I recently published a self help book, Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments. Experimenting with new ideas and characters in fiction under the pen name, S Harry Zade, in the blog, thenarrativeimperative.com A busy mental health counseling practice in Rochester, NY: Keith Wilson - Counseling. Writing about mental health and relationships at keithwilsoncounseling.com. Taking photographs and sharing them at keithwilsonphotography.wordpress.com Other Books I've Written Two novels: Intersections and Fate's Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic

The Shrink’s Links: Nadia Bolz Weber

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Nadia Bolz Weber is a foul-mouthed, tattooed, former comic, turned preacher. Read about why she calls her depression Francis. Click here to go to the site. Advertisements

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 5: Addiction Takes Hostages

Addiction Takes Hostages The further people go into addiction, the more their lives center around it. They discard all forms of recreation in favor of activities that include substance use. All of their friends become using friends. Non-using friends drift … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Karl Popper and the Refrigerator Light

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. I got on an energy-saving kick once and became concerned about the light inside the refrigerator. Did it really turn off when I shut the door? Little did I realize how … Continue reading

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Some Things You may Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part IV: The Six Forms of Denial

There are six ways to engage in denial. Denial of fact It never happened. “I didn’t eat the cookies, Momma.” Denial of responsibility It was someone else’s fault. “Jimmy made me eat the cookies,” or, “You shouldn’t have put the … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Minimalism

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Less is more. Less clutter, fewer time commitments, negative thought patterns and toxic relationships equals more time, space and energy for things that really matter to you. Do I really need … Continue reading

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part III

There are as many problems caused by withdrawal as caused by use If we are familiar with a drug at all, we know, or, at least have been told, what the initial effect is like. Tobacco will make you calm, marijuana … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Gratitude

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. It’s official. Scientifically proven. Gratitude can make you happier. Click here to go to the site.

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part II

Soft Drugs are More Addicting than Hard Drugs Most people divide substances into two categories: the hard drugs like heroin, cocaine, and crystal meth, and the soft drugs like alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescribed narcotics. Hard drugs are all illegal … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Mindfulness Apps

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. You don’t need an app to be mindful. As a matter of fact, getting rid of that phone and the laptop and the computer for a day, or even an hour, … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: The Smokefree Way

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Sometimes I get new books to review. I just finished The Smokefree Way by Tamir Turgal. As an addiction counselor, I’ve read many books and heard many people talk about addiction … Continue reading

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Taming the Pumpkin, or, How to Influence People without Getting Wacked

Once upon a time a traveler hiked down from the mountains into a remote valley to find all the farmers there in a panic. They were running from their vegetable garden into their village, screaming. The women clutched their children … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Intersections

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. When I’m not shrinking heads, or writing about shrinking heads, I’m often writing fiction. For instance, I have another blog, At the Epiphany Cafe, where I experiment with new ideas and … Continue reading

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