Mel Schwartz, LCSW

The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 024: Staying Psychologically and Emotionally Resilient Through the Pandemic

Episode 24 of the Possibility Podcast has Mel Schwartz and fellow podcast host Paul Samuel Dolman sharing strategies and perspectives on staying emotionally resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 020: Bonus Episode ~ Mel on the Fear Not Podcast

In this bonus episode, Billy J. Atwell of the Fear Not podcast interviews Mel on the nature of fear and methods for transcending this common, yet debilitating… Continue reading The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 020: Bonus Episode ~ Mel on the Fear Not Podcast

The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 019: Bonus Episode ~ Mel on the CoreBrain Journal Podcast

In this bonus episode Mel Schwartz is interviewed by Dr. Charles Parker on his show CoreBrain Journal (hear the original episode here). Dr. Parker and… Continue reading The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 019: Bonus Episode ~ Mel on the CoreBrain Journal Podcast

The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 018: Overcoming Anxiety

The belief that the best we can do is to cope with or manage anxiety is both wrong, irresponsible and harmful. The epidemic incidence of… Continue reading The Possibility Podcast With Mel Schwartz Episode 018: Overcoming Anxiety

The Possibility Podcast Episode 001: From Being to Becoming

In this debut episode of the Possibility Podcast, host Mel Schwartz shares the nature of what he calls defining moments. These are the moments in which… Continue reading The Possibility Podcast Episode 001: From Being to Becoming

Why Acting Strong is Actually Weak

A troubling theme that I come across in my work as a therapist — and in my observation of people in general — is the… Continue reading Why Acting Strong is Actually Weak

Rethinking Anxiety

When a dysfunction such as anxiety – or depression, for that matter – becomes so commonplace, we must turn to our culture, which is our… Continue reading Rethinking Anxiety

What Do We Mean by Death, and How Does that Impact Our Lives?

We recently announced a new feature at A Shift of Mind called the Question of the Week. The following is my response to Sherin, who… Continue reading What Do We Mean by Death, and How Does that Impact Our Lives?

What Is a Mistake?

My previous post, “The Problem with Perfection,” unraveled some of the mythology and beliefs about notions of perfection that limit and impede many people’s lives.… Continue reading What Is a Mistake?

The Paradox of Confidence

As with many goals that we struggle to attain, we tend to go after them in a way that blocks our success. Quite often I… Continue reading The Paradox of Confidence