Susan G. Bednar, LCSW

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Special Friendships

Special Friendships

This blog focuses primarily on difficult relationships and tools for coping with them.  Every once in a while, it can feel really good to stray from that template and focus on more positive aspects of relationship, identifying and savoring some…

Activism and Caring

Activism and Caring

Those of us who care deeply about social justice are often called to activism.  Whether we are challenging an oppressive employer, standing up for equal rights, working to protect the only planet we have, or advocating for disadvantaged populations, caring…

Safe from Hate

Safe from Hate

I will keep my message very simple today.  It’s about hate.  For many Americans, Thanksgiving Day kicks off the holiday season–a season in which we give thanks for all that we have, share fabulous meals and gifts with our loved…

Is it Illness or Misbehavior?

Is it Illness or Misbehavior?

If you watch the dramas that unfold over the misbehavior of public figures, you’ve probably noticed that very frequently someone will be caught red-handed engaged in something sordid—multiple affairs, heavy drinking or drug use, embezzlement—with a predictable outcome.  Suddenly they…