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.

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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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Pain-to-Power and Spirituality

Pain-2-Power principles and programs are rooted in time-honored psychological theory that honors personal insight and life story reasoning.  But it is also the case that it draws its power from spiritual truths that can change the way people see themselves, their relationships and the world around them. First, Pain-2-Power is based on the principle that […]

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Adversity is Part of the Plan

There’s a well-known part of The Old Testament in which God visits one plague after another upon Egypt because Pharaoh refuses to let the Israelites—who have been enslaved—leave the country.  It isn’t as if the plagues are surprise attacks.  Moses tells Pharaoh in no uncertain terms that his unwillingness to release the Israelites will result, […]

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You Should Be Talking to Yourself

Somehow, the idea of talking to yourself got a bad reputation as a sign of instability.  Think of the stereotype of the troubled man mumbling to herself at the bus stop. But the truth is that talking to yourself can be a very powerful way to fight anxiety and depression and set the stage for […]

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