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Ruth Gordon Ruth Gordon, MA/MSW/LCSW

I bring with me +30 years of experience as a clinician. My Masters degrees are from: Assumption College, Worcester, MA, Master of Arts in Psychology & Counseling/ and Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA, an MSW in Clinical Social Work. This is the 11th year I have written a monthly newsletter that is sent to approximately 500 individuals. The archive can be found on my website, www.foreverfabulousyou.com.

Office Location:
The OC Building, 11983 Tamiami Trail, N., Naples, FL 34110
Naples, Florida
34110
United States
Phone: 239 293-4314

Ruth Gordon has a clinical practice in Naples, FL

Professional Website: www.foreverfabulousyou.com

September 17, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What Makes A Hero

September 17, 2018 09:38 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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The death of Senator John McCain was commemorated, nationwide, for a full week. He was remembered, primarily, for his courage, while held captive in Vietnam. For 5 1/2 years, held as a prisoner, he refused special treatment. He turned down an “offer” to be released early, spent two years in isolation and carried permanent debilitating physical injuries as a result of poor medical care. [More]

July 18, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Which Neighborhood Do You Choose? Mr Roger's Documentary Seeks to Ask Questions to Our Generation

July 18, 2018 13:15 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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A new documentary premiered recently. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about the philosophy and achievements of Mr. (Fred) Rogers. The film has received rave reviews from both critics, and the public in general. It is said that the reminder of a more gentle, accepting outlook on what life and behavior could be is an antidote to the deep recurring anger that has seemed to have taken over many everyday lives. Mr. Rogers’ message is, of course, “It’s you I like”. He proposed a world where individuals listen to, learn from and expand their horizons while airing their differences. [More]

June 19, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Danger Drink + Depression : A lethal combo

June 19, 2018 18:09 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Within three days two prominent personalities, who appeared to have success, wealth, and love have killed themselves. The cultural environment in the United States in 2018 has encouraged the man/woman on the street to believe that if one has gained these three qualities that life will be simply and unquestionably superb. Those with that belief are buying into a myth. They are allowing themselves to be mislead. [More]

May 14, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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A New Memorial For Lynching Victims Raises Awareness

May 14, 2018 12:52 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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April 26, 2018, saw the actualization of a project that was started in 2010. This project is a national memorial for the countless victims of lynchings. A goal of the Memorial is the acknowledgment of this part the Nation’s history. It is understood, in psychological terms, that that which is not addressed cannot be healed. [More]

April 16, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Portrayals of Abuse on Hit Series Generate Social Media Outcry

April 16, 2018 19:36 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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A popular HBO series "Big Little Lies" has brought to the forefront the reality of child abuse and has sparked heated discussion on social media. Children who suffer and/or witness such abuse are deeply affected, often, for the rest of their lives. These children may believe that it is normal for one parent to harm the other. They may well conclude that they are the cause of these outbursts. Children often feel guilty that they could not stop these frightening events. Some believe that they can “fix” the past and, unknowingly, unconsciously, enter into relationships that mirror the home in which they lived. They do not realize that it is impossible to go back and fix the past. [More]

February 20, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Humility Shows An Increase Chance of Success

February 20, 2018 12:25 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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A surprise win by the Eagles against the Patriots illuminate the concept of humility as a precursor to victory. When it comes to football, there is mathematical proof that the odds against the underdog are not so bad. In fact, the favorite only wins 66% of the time. This leaves a whopping 34% up for grabs. The average person identifies with the underdog and, for a while, gets to feel like a champion. This same principle affect people throughout their lifespan in both their goals and their responsibilities. [More]