INSIGHTS

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

My newly designed website, drdeborahhecker.com, is here! For the new site, I chose a less-is-more design approach in order to highlight the rationale for the site, how you can benefit from my offerings, and my core message: Relationships Matter. As human beings, we...

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MOTHER’S DAY – IS EVERY DAY

MOTHER’S DAY – IS EVERY DAY

If you ask people what their favorite holiday is, the answers range from Thanksgiving, to Christmas, to their birthdays.  I have never heard anyone respond with “My favorite holiday is Mother’s Day.” Honestly, Everyday should be Mother’s Day. I cannot think of a more...

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CAN WE AGREE TO DISAGREE ON THE SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD?

CAN WE AGREE TO DISAGREE ON THE SLAP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD?

First, let me begin with what I believe we can agree on – that everyone was shocked at this year’s Oscars when actor, Will Smith, slapped comedian, Chris Rock, one of the show’s award presenters, in response to a “joke” Rock made about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett...

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TRIBUTE TO MY GIRL, SAVY

TRIBUTE TO MY GIRL, SAVY

Savy and I were finishing up our last walk of the day one evening last week when I tripped and fell.  I dropped her leash, which scared her, and she ran off.  Typically, she would come when I called her name, but not this time.  She was frightened.  Savy was hit in...

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YOU TALK TO YOURSELF? ARE YOU CRAZY?

YOU TALK TO YOURSELF? ARE YOU CRAZY?

If you’re worried this habit is a little strange, you can rest easy because talking to yourself is perfectly normal. During a recent consultation, I asked a patient her opinion of a work situation that she was trying to solve, and her response was the following: How...

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WEIGHED DOWN BY SADNESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

WEIGHED DOWN BY SADNESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

Though the holidays are thought of as a time of sharing, family, and celebration, for many they are emotionally exhausting. If you feel knocked down by sadness during this holiday season, you’re not alone. Between polarized politics and the continuing global...

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Romantic Relationships Are SO Complicated

Romantic Relationships Are SO Complicated

  When I was young, I thought of romantic relationships as very simple - you either love him / her or you don’t. The truth is that human beings are complex and life is sometimes crazy, and that combination can make romantic relationships tricky, perplexing, and...

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THE VALUE OF PRIORITIZING OUR MENTAL HEALTH

THE VALUE OF PRIORITIZING OUR MENTAL HEALTH

Two recent events have caused me to think that if ever there was a time to promote the importance of minding our mental health and our need for self-care, this is it.  First, it’s impossible to ignore the emergence of coronavirus and the resulting uncertainties we are...

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