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

A Pain-2-Power Easter and Passover Message From Dr. Keith Ablow

Since I started www.pain-2-power.com, many people have asked me whether there are parallels between God’s teachings and the field of psychiatry psychology. In the end, I believe the two things are very nearly one, but I understand why the question would be raised. Psychiatry, in its late 20th and 21st century incarnations, has focused a […]

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Why Volodymyr Zelenskyy May Be Eternal

I think in narrative form.  I have a sixth sense for how stories develop—what propels them forward, which paragraphs or pages contribute to the authentic spine of the story and which  paragraphs or pages miss the mark and do no service to the whole.  That’s the reason for any value I bring to helping people […]

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PAIN-2-POWER LIFE COACHING AND GOD

Many people have asked me whether there are parallels between God’s teachings and the fields of high-level life coaching like Pain-2-Power, psychiatry and psychology. I understand why the question would be raised. Psychiatry and psychology, in their late 20th and 21st century incarnations, have focused a great deal on defining the 300 or so disorders […]

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HAIL MARY, HAIL FLUTIE, HAIL THE “IMPOSSIBLE”

On November 23, 1984, the day I turned 23-years-old, Doug Flutie, the diminutive quarterback for the Boston College Eagles, taught me a lesson that I never forgot.  It was literally during the last second of the football game between the Eagles and their arch rival the Miami Hurricanes.  Boston College was down 45-41.  Boston College […]

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Resurrection is Yours: A Christmas Gift from Pain-2-Power

All human beings have to survive pages or chapters of their life stories that bring sadness, challenges to self-esteem or even questions about how to go on. No one gets through life without such events or phases, sometimes prolonged ones. How can these darker threads of life get woven into the fabric of our existences and still […]

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Are Seeds of Power Truly Present Inside All Pain?

Well, I hardly would be writing this blog, if the answer were, “No.”  I have a complicated sense of humor, but it isn’t that dark.  The answer to whether there are seeds of power present inside all pain is yes—and not a timid “yes,” but a resounding, “Yes!” How do I know?  Well, I have […]

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GOD USES EVERYONE

The world can look like a very chaotic place.  Right now, it certainly does.  Leadership is sorely lacking.  Integrity seems to be becoming scarcer and scarcer.  The economy is anything but predictable.  Nations are threatening other nations.  Many people insist they are locked in the wrong bodies, in terms of gender.  Technology is crowding out […]

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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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