‘DIY Psychotherapy’ Articles

Self Help is a wishy-washy category title. This is much more empowering! That said, true psychotherapy cannot be DIY.

Wellness When We Suck

Wellness When We Suck

“Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well…and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.” – James H. West   We all get exhausted maintaining a daily wellness habit. Every one of us. There is no shame [Continue]

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

Peace Outside, Peace Inside

“Park…visitation soared after 9/11. The experience of nature confers a sense of sanity. It bestows a spiritual calmness that helps people cope.” – Ruth Coleman, Director of California State Parks   This article will go live while we’re packing the cars for an annual family camping trip (thank you technology!) and that yearly sojourn has [Continue]

Pets Are Best

Pets Are Best

  “It’s difficult to understand why people don’t realize that pets are gifts to mankind.” – Linda Blair, Actress   Hello. My name is Griffin Raincloud Lick-a-paw Karabin. The kids call me Goo Goo. I am the cat. I am grey and black and cutest. I helping Keith write article today on Pets for Street Level [Continue]

Your Sticky Family

Your Sticky Family

“The family… is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling…” – Dr. Marianne E. Neifert, Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide   Families who have had young children in the house know what it means to have a “sticky” home. There is a phase in which everything you touch seems to has the startling [Continue]

3 Keys to Anxiety

3 Keys to Anxiety

“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” – Jodi Picoult, Writer   Here’s the bad news: Anxiety is everywhere. Here’s the good news: Everyone handles it successfully, almost all the time. Usually, while we’re watching and don’t even know it. Are we talking about [Continue]

Suicide Prevention: Talking About Suicide with Your Family

Suicide Prevention: Talking About Suicide with Your Family

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie, Legendary Self-Improvement Author Steve Johnson is a pre-medical student and part of PublicHealthLibrary.org a “pet project of premedical students who love the opportunity to geek [Continue]

If You Like This, You’ll Like…

If You Like This, You’ll Like…

“Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.” – Norman Vincent Peale, Author Much of the positive feedback about KeithKarabin.com speaks about loving the positive message, engaging tone and, of course, Street Level Wellness—the easy application of holistic psychology to every-day life. Our readers are the exact opposite of that guy above; they [Continue]

A Year of Transition

A Year of Transition

  Happy Birthday us! Our haven of Street Level Wellness was born six years ago this month. It is truly amazing how fast it’s gone and how much we’ve grown. From that first article about Iron Man to tackling life’s hardest topics in a realistic but positive way, year after year. From wondering if anyone [Continue]

The Pros of Poetry

The Pros of Poetry

“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” – Gustave Flaubert, French Novelist   Creativity can build bridges and unlock doors both in the world and in all of our hearts. Perhaps that’s why creative writing, especially in the form of poetry has been around since earliest times as [Continue]

Strapping it to my Bad Leg

Strapping it to my Bad Leg

“The whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” – Dr. George Sheehan, Senior Athlete “You’re the only one who’s really been training for this thing, Keith, so you’re crossing the finish line—and I want no [Continue]

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