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.

The All Important “Deck” to Secure Start-up Funding

Starting a business has an inevitable element of storytelling to it.  First of all, it all starts with an idea, just like a novel does.  The idea is an answer to this question:  “What if?” Here are three examples: • What if people could  . . . ? • What if cell phones could . […]

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If We Let Them Cancel “Mother’s” Day, We’ve Officially Lost our Minds

This Mother’s Day, some progressives started insisting that the holiday be called “Birthing People Day.”  That’s because they think it is insensitive to biological females who give birth, but don’t think of themselves as mothers, because they insist—despite their anatomy and DNA—that their gender is male. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or do […]

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Pain-2-Power Person of the Week: A Hero Named Jonathan Bauer

Jonathan Bauer did what apparently comes naturally to him on May 9 when his car was one of those involved in a multi-car pileup on an overpass in Ocean City, Maryland.  He lept off a bridge to rescue a 2-year-old toddler thrown from another vehicle and saved her life. The little girl Bauer saved had […]

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A Pain-2-Power Company: My Employment Options

When a company defines Pain-2-Power principles, that’s worth writing about.  And My Employment Options (MEO) is such a company.  Founded by Paula Vieillet, My Employment Options works with those on disability to find them work—often from home—through the Ticket to Work program.  The folks getting back to work pay nothing—as in, no fee, whatsoever. MEO […]

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Pain-2-Power: Exactly What Schools Can Teach this Fall

With schools emerging from the Covid pandemic and reopening for in-person classes this fall, the heart of Pain-2-Power reasoning will be needed for students, teachers and administrators.  That’s because it won’t do simply to begin, again, as though nothing has happened.  And it won’t do to only pay attention (which is, of course, also essential) […]

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SENATOR TIM SCOTT: PAIN-2-POWER PERSON OF THE WEEK

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is this week’s Pain-2-Power Person of the Week.  Why?  Because in the midst of our infighting as Americans—one race intolerant of another, one gender intolerant of another, one political party intolerant of another—Mr. Scott reminds us that out of all that pain a single individual can express powerful ideas […]

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If You Were a Stock, I’d be Buying

Have you ever looked at the chart of the way a really great stock fluctuates in price?  Almost invariably, when real power is behind the company, the stock rises in a sawtooth pattern—rising, then falling back, then rising higher than the last high, then falling back, then rising still higher than the second high – […]

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POWERFUL PUBLISHERS DON’T BURN BOOKS

Simon and Schuster Publishing is now ground zero in the Cancel Contagion pandemic that threatens free speech in the United States and around the world. Believe it or not, 214 employees of Simon and Schuster signed a petition demanding that the company drop two books by former Vice President Mike Pence  it contracted to publish […]

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PAIN-2-POWER PERSON OF THE WEEK: ALEX WISCH

Alex Wisch is our Pain-2-Power Person of the Week because he has turned adversity into strength.  Wisch, who has battled severe major depression, is now a top trainer whose list of clients includes professional athletes and CEOs.  Wisch not only speaks openly about his journey through darkness and his continued work to stay healthy, but […]

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PAIN-2-POWER IN EVERYTHING: EVEN COVID

Pain-2-Power is a philosophy for your life and for life, in general.  Its basic tenet is that all suffering and adversity in life can be turned to the good because the human story, both individually and as a species, is inherently coded for comebacks.  Wandering the desert and arriving at the Promised Land is a […]

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