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Dr. Margie Gayle’s Blog

Welcome! I created this blog to be a positive place to share insight and helpful solutions for common issues. In some blogs, I create a fictional character to help humanize these experiences. These characters are drawn from a combination of the many different psychological dynamics I observe in my work. Any similarity to actual persons is purely coincidental.

 

Finding Your Purpose: Why Are You Here?

Finding Your Purpose: Why Are You Here?

Finding your purpose may be the most meaningful endeavour you ever undertake in your life.  Simply asking the question "Why am I here?" is not a crisis, although it can feel like one.  It's a wake-up call to discover the essence of who you are.  Often,...

Symptoms of Depression in Women and A Way Out

Symptoms of Depression in Women and A Way Out

Corrine is depressed.  She is sitting across from me in tears.  Her feelings of constant overwhelm and stress have escalated to the point where she wishes she could be sick or hospitalized just so she has an excuse to rest.  When I ask her what her...

Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP): What is IBP?

Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP): What is IBP?

I want to tell you the story of how I found Integrative Body Psychotherapy. It was a time when my life was torn apart, and I was feeling anxious, depressed and overwhelmed. I needed someone to talk to and I found Vera - Dr. Vera Dunn in Los Angeles to be exact. ...

Coronavirus Anxiety: Staying Calm & Connected

Coronavirus Anxiety: Staying Calm & Connected

It’s been drama-filled days since the World Health Organization first declared COVID 19 a pandemic.  Countries around the world have closed their borders and asked their citizens to shelter in place to avoid contracting and spreading the virus in an effort to protect...

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