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.

Person of the Week

Huma Abedin: Pain-2-Power Person of the Week

Former Hilary Clinton Chief Aide Huma Abedin and I don’t share much in the way of political beliefs.  In fact, that may be understating the case.  But Abedin, whose memoir Both/And: A Life in Many Words will soon be released, did something smart and courageous that merits her being the Pain-2-Power Person of the Week:  […]

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Frances Hougen: Pain-2-Power Person of the Week

Frances Hougen is the Pain-2-Power Person of the Week for deciding to turn her outrage and disappointment at the poisonous algorithms use by Facebook into power.  Last Tuesday, she testified in front of the U.S. Senate that Facebook knew that their algorithms—directing vulnerable teens to toxic content—were contributing to depression, anorexia and other scourges, but […]

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GINNY BURTON: THE PAIN-2-POWER PERSON OF THE WEEK

  Ginny Burton, 48, could have died a long time ago.  She was a heroin and crack cocaine addict who was arrested back in 2005 and looked close to death at the time. She has been sober for nine years. This year the mother of three graduated from the University of Washington with a degree […]

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Pain-2-Power Person of the Week: Robert Paylor

On May 6, 2017, during Robert Paylor’s sophomore year playing on the University of California, Berkeley’s rugby team he was paralyzed during the national championship game against Arkansas State.  Rendered quadriplegic, he was told he would never walk, again. The immediate aftermath of Paylor’s horrific injury meant he could not swallow or breathe independently.  He […]

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Pain-2-Power Person of the Week: Colonel Sanders

The late Harland David Sanders, a.k.a. “Colonel Sanders” is known as the face and force behind Kentucky Fried Chicken.  What could he have to do with Pain-2-Power? Well, I have said, again and again, that the comeback story is the iconic story of human beings.  It is when adversity visits that those who dig deep […]

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Drs. Marion Gruber and Philip Krause: Pain-2-Power People of the Week

Dr. Marion Gruber, the director of the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review, along with her deputy, Dr. Philip Krause, submitted their resignation notices last week.  They believe that the Biden White House has been prematurely pushing for Americans to receive a third Covid immunization (the “booster”) prior to a formal FDA approval of […]

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Pain-2-Power Person of the Week: Marine Sergeant Nicole Gee

  Marine Sergeant Nicole Gee died a hero in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021, along with 12 other U.S. service members, in a suicide bombing near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gee, whose husband is also a Marine, was from Sacramento, California and served as a maintenance technician with the 24th Marine Expeditionary […]

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Yury and Sam Shapshal: Pain-2-Power People of the Week

Yury Shapshal, 44, and Sam Shapshal, 14, were driving home to the Oaks of Boca Raton, Florida when they and two of Yury’s younger children noticed something wrong on the road.  A crowd had gathered near a ripped section of guardrail.  There was smoke coming from the canal.  Then they saw a car overturned in […]

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GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO: THE PAIN-2-POWER PERSON OF THE WEEK (KEEP READING)

Andrew Cuomo has announced he will resign August 24 as Governor of New York amidst claims that he sexually harassed numerous women who worked for him and sexually assaulted at least one of them.  He will leave office and, perhaps, face criminal charges, after inheriting a political dynasty from his father, New York Governor Mario […]

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Marcus Ericsson: Pain-2-Power Person of the Week

Marcus Ericsson is the Pain-2-Power Person of the Week for maintaining calm under pressure and not quitting.  He won the inaugural Nashville Indycar Music City Grand Prix, but not before crashing his car, going airborne, having the front wing fly off the vehicle and making the crowd surely believe he had to be done with […]

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