The Power of the Mind

January 17, 2022By DrCortmanUncategorized No Comments

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | January/February 2022 Unless you are a mental health professional, you probably have never heard of Aaron Beck. Dr. Beck died last month at the ripe old age of 100, or as we like to say in Venice, “middle-age“. Far be it for a … Read More

Teaching Resilience

November 13, 2021By DrCortmanUncategorized No Comments

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | November/December 2021 A child’s father leaves home and takes up with another woman and her family, leaving the child to feel abandoned, replaced, hardened. A man is encouraged to resign from his job after 26 years of service. His lack of technical skills … Read More

The Top 10 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

September 22, 2021By DrCortmanUncategorized No Comments

By: Dr. Christopher Cortman What creates unhappiness? Your attitude, beliefs—the way you explain the world to yourself—and your behavioral choices. Unhappiness is toxic. In truth, even the world’s happiest person would soon plummet like a rock in water were they to think and behave like those who are chronically unhappy. Let’s explore the characteristics, attitudes … Read More

A Handful of ACEs Part Deux

July 14, 2021By DrCortmanUncategorized No Comments

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | July/August 2021 In part one of this article, I painted a frightening picture of Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and how detrimental they can be to the individual in the short term and even much later in life. Admittedly, it was a rather depressing … Read More

A Handful of ACEs

May 12, 2021By DrCortmanUncategorized 5 Comments

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | May/June 2021 If you are brave enough to watch the news every day, you are exposed to a Lazy Susan‘s rotation of tragedies, one after another: rapes, life-consuming fires, political crime, murder/homicides, motor vehicle accidents, terrorism and mass shootings. And just in case … Read More

Only The Lonely

March 1, 2021By DrCortmanUncategorized No Comments

Article written for the Venice Gondolier’s Well Being in Paradise Magazine | March/April 2021 The last time the world had a pandemic, the Spanish flu, it was literally 100 years ago. Which means that at least half of the population of Venice wasn’t born yet and the rest were toddlers. In other words, we are … Read More