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.

A Country without Borders is like a Body with Cancer

No nation can survive without borders.  Obliterate them and a nation is stricken with a kind of cancer.  Remember, the main problem with cancer cells is that they have no respect for boundaries.  Pancreatic cancer invades adjacent structures, its cells using the blood stream and creeping along nerves to seed distant organs.  Errant cells appear […]

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Dr. Keith’s Pain-2-Power Podcast

The Pain-2-Power podcast is a gym for your mind and soul—a way to become yourSELF by learning to never run away from painful realities. It’s the antidote to Facebook, Fake News, False Friends and any fiction you cling to about your life. Dr. Keith Ablow gives you the tools to become an autonomous, self-driven individual […]

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DICK HOYT: THE PAIN-2-POWER PERSON OF THE WEEK

Dick Hoyt passed away at age 80 on March 18, but I suspect his story will endure, perhaps forever.  Because Dick Hoyt is the man who turned pain into power by competing in more than 40 marathons with his son Rick, a quadriplegic whom he pushed in a wheelchair in every one of those marathons. […]

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How to Love Someone

How to Love Someone is a pretty heady title for a 600 word blog, but there are some elements of love too often forgotten.  Here are the three steps: Know the person’s life story. Listen to the person as unerringly as possible, as often as possible. Stand beside the person in the face of adversity. […]

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Creativity Begins Where Anxiety Ends

Too many of us are locked in self-consciousness.  We worry about how we will be perceived by friends and family, or colleagues, or that great nameless, faceless mass of folks known as “the public.”  Anxiety of that kind is the enemy of creativity because creativity requires the courage to be judged.  Whether writing or painting […]

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OFFICER JESSE MADSEN: THE PAIN-2-POWER PERSON OF THE WEEK

During the early morning of Tuesday, March 9, Jesse Madsen, 45, a highly-decorated police office in Tampa, Florida, gave his life to save the lives of others.  He’s the Pain-2-Power Person of the Week. Officer Madsen saw that a car was traveling at very high rate of speed (probably over 100 mph, it turns out) […]

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RECLAIMING YOUR JOY

A friend of mine named Howard Strauber sent me a quote early this morning from Jeanette Jenkins, a fitness trainer.  It’s simple enough, but I initially took exception to it.  Here it is: Never give anyone the power to take away your joy. My first thought was that those words seemed naïve, given that “anyone” […]

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PAIN-2-POWER QUESTIONS FOR THREE DADS WHO HAVE TWO LITTLE KIDS

Three men who are polyamorous and gay and define themselves as a “throuple” have won the right to have their three names added as the legal parents of two toddlers.  The babies were conceived using donated eggs from one woman.  After being fertilized with semen from all three of the men, two surrogates each carried […]

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PAIN-2-POWER PERSON OF THE WEEK ~ THATSAPHON SAII

THATSAPHON SAII: A SIMPLE ACT OF EXTRAORDINARY COURAGE I am sure that heroic acts take place all over this nation and around the world every day, but this one was recorded on video and deserves special attention.  That’s because a young man named Thatsaphon Saii, a member of the Royal Thai Navy’s Air and Coastal […]

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MY DOG CHARLIE IS BETTER THAN I AM*

*but I’m trying Charlie, my beagle, is 14-years-old.  His vision is failing some.  I have to speak more loudly, in order to tell him how much I love him (which I do quite a lot).  And his miraculous sense of smell must be a little less than it once was, because it takes him a […]

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