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.

Avoiding the of Seesaw Repeated Toxic Relationships

I have noticed a negative pattern in many of the clients I work with.  And I want to share it with you, so that you can think about whether it is operating in your own life and try to overcome it.  Here it is:  When a person’s early life history (childhood or adolescence) is marked […]

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Why Does Everyone Love a Comeback Story?

Some of the most compelling stories are comeback stories.  Take Steve Jobs.  In 1985, he was forced to resign from Apple.  He spent years and hundreds of millions of his investors’ money trying to start a computer company called NeXT.  It didn’t work.  Then, in 1996, Apple bought NeXT and Jobs returned to Apple, making […]

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There are Actually Three Pandemics Creating a Perfect Storm Pandemic

As America battles the Coronavirus pandemic, which truly is a public health emergency that merits our best efforts to contain it, there are two other pandemics sweeping America and the world that are at least as dangerous (and Coronavirus is itself very dangerous). The second pandemic (depression and anxiety) is being caused by the rush […]

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What You Create is Forever

There are many reasons to create what your soul calls upon you to create—whether that be a painting, a poem, a blog, or a business. All of these are works of art.  Whichever one you create is a form of SELF-expression.  And true self-expression is a gift not only to the creator, but to all those […]

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Posture Power

“Posture” often creates a vision of standing straight. For many, posture recalls such memories as, “My mother always told me to stand up straight,” or “In ballet they made us stand with a book on our head.”  A more frequent comment is, “I know my posture is bad but this is the way my aunt, […]

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Rx Against Being Driven Online By Coranavirus

Coronavirus is driving us online faster than ever.  We shop for groceries, order food and check for updates about the virus online.  We video-chat with our coworkers and friends and family around the country.  We flock to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to post updates. This acceleration of our use of the Internet was inevitable with […]

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PAIN-2-POWER: A JOURNEY FUELED BY “QUALITY”

I’ve mentioned Robert Pirsig before.  Pirsig wrote the classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance about his cross-country journey by motorcycle with his son Chris. The journey sets the stage for Pirsig to share his philosophy on life’s most important questions.  A big component of that philosophy is that the value of a thing […]

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How Long Should it Take to Become YourSELF?

All of us are operating on a daily basis at some distance from the core and most powerful parts of ourselves.  As I have pointed out before, life events (including troubling ones early in life and more recently) spawn counterproductive patterns of thought, emotion and behavior that we need to identify—partly through guided introspection—and to […]

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There is Always a Silver Lining ~ Kathryn O’Brien

The world has been filled with terrible events. Arguably, Coronavirus has had devastating effects on everyone, regardless of faith, socioeconomic status or age. It does not discriminate. Even those imprisoned have had to face new risks and challenges. We have been shown in dramatic fashion that, in some ways, we do not have complete control […]

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