Dr. Keith Ablow’s Blog

Keith’s blog is a collection of powerful insights to help you achieve emotional wellness and personal empowerment. To complement and expand on these insights check out the Pain-2-Power YouTube channel and Dr. Keith’s Pain-2-Power Podcast.

Faith

LOVE YOUR FATE

This one isn’t easy.  Love Your Fate.  It’s translated from the Stoic saying, “Amor Fati.”  So, what does it mean?  Well, from the Pain-2-Power perspective it means that life is not random and that the painful chapters of your life story (or the story of your business or your family or your country) are actually […]

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THE HUMAN BRAIN IS AN EMOTIONAL MAGNET

The human brain has unique emotional power I call Magnetic Empathy.  Magnetic Empathy is the force that drives a man to rush onto thin ice to save his stranded, frightened dog. He can feel the dog’s fear. It’s why even reading about the man’s bravery and visualizing him taking his first steps onto the ice, […]

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The Gift of Living with Faith

Living at Sanford Air Force Base as a child during WW II, we had a nightly ritual.  We pulled down our green shades. I was told this activity—part of an effort to keep our country safe from any potential nighttime bombing by enemies—was to insure we and our neighbors were protected. But I realized later […]

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THE PAIN-2-POWER PERSON OF THE WEEK

My choice for the Pain-2-Power Person of the Week might surprise some of those who know that my politics are conservative and that I wrote the book, TRUMP YOUR LIFE.  But Hunter Biden deserves the honor of being the Pain-2-Power Person of the Week for one very good reason: Despite facing multiple federal investigations and […]

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WAIT FOR IT

Wait for It was recently made famous by the Broadway musical Hamilton.  The song revolves around Aaron Burr’s decision to wait for his time to prevail, despite the stark difference between his current difficulties and Alexander Hamilton’s successes. I think that Wait for It has wider application as a reminder to us all that when […]

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There is Only So Much Power in the World

The world does not have unlimited power.  I am not speaking here of oil or natural gas or electricity.  I am speaking of the power to exert influence and bring about change—in one’s life or the world.  The truth is that when a government becomes more powerful, that power has to come from someplace—specifically, from […]

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Martin Luther King Had it Right

Martin Luther King had it right.  So did Gandhi.  Theirs was an almost incredibly painful path to victory, but they were willing to endure any amount of pain to get there.  Peaceful non-cooperation with violence (or tyranny) cannot be defeated when its adherents will endure any amount of suffering to achieve their goals—when those goals […]

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TWENTY-ONE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE IN 2021

Beginning in 2015, I began publishing a list of ways to improve your life. Last year I published, “Twenty Ways to Improve Your Life in 2020.” The year before that I published “Nineteen Ways to Improve Your Life in 2019.” You get the idea. The tradition continues this year, with the addition of No. 21. […]

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 Truth Triumphs ~ Kathi Fairbend, MS, RPT

Mark Twain said, “Tell the truth and then you don’t have to remember what you said.”  George Washington and Abraham Lincoln each told famous childhood tales about the importance of honesty. Truth, as a guide to life learned early in life, is freedom. Truth is eternal, critical and consequential.  If one is spiritually inclined, God may […]

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Becoming YourSELF Can Save Your Life

More than ever before, forces are aligned around us that threaten to deprive us of our autonomy.  These include the intrusion of technology which can encourage us to create fictional narratives suitable for easy posting on Facebook, government actions which seek to empower the state and disempower individuals, the urgings of those who suggest freezing […]

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