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Former Olympian Debi Thomas Reveals Serious Struggles When I was a kid, I can distinctly remember watching Debi Thomas compete at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Despite the fact that she was beat … ...
My Question To Good Morning America(GMA) -“What About The... I was recently made aware of an initiative by Good Morning American entitled: “Body Proud-What Body Image Messages Are Mothers Sending To Their Daughters?” The backstory is that a few years ago, “Good Morning America” gathered a group of young girls between ages 5 and … ...
Do You Defend Your Partner’s Defenses? Here's Why You Should We all need our psychological defenses. They protect us from experiencing an otherwise disturbing anxiety. Or an ancient sense of inferiority, or shame that may go all the way back to childhood—and that we’ve never managed to fully resolve. So when we talk about getting our buttons pushed, it’s about someone’s (however accidentally) triggering these uncomfortable feelings.
Is fat stigma making us miserable? Teasing, judgment and unsolicited advice directed at overweight people can cause the greatest psychological harm.
Are You an Achievement-Addicted Person? There is nothing wrong with the desire to achieve, but if it interferes with other aspects of our lives, we may be "achievement-addicted" and need some balance. So what is achievement-addiction?
Be Kind To Yourself In a previous post I discussed heartfulness as it relates to interpersonal relationships– bringing kindness and compassion to others. But, now let’s explore the equally important task of using  heartfulness … ...
For a Win-Win Marriage — Negotiate! “We’re so in love nothing bad can happen to our relationship,” many people think before marrying. So they don’t talk about what’s important to each other and how they will address differences. Then they get married and real life happens. Expectations that may have been … ...
The Worst Places to be, if you have Social Phobia! As someone recovering from extreme social anxiety, I can think back to many situations in my life where I was totally cringing, desperate to escape. My embarrassment was off the … ...
Need An Excuse to Waste Time Online? Psych Study Provides The Best Hey, it's worth a try! » Continue reading: Need An Excuse to Waste Time Online? Psych Study Provides The Best
Men Thought Less Housework Meant More Sex…And Then This Happened There's a relationship advantage for men who do the chores. » Continue reading: Men Thought Less Housework Meant More Sex…And Then This Happened
Today I Love That I Am Here Today I love that I am here. I love my life, I love my world, I love my country and my home. I can’t say that without the brave men … ...
The Challenges of Providing Clinical Supervision in a Guest... Clinical supervision models and perspectives can provider a better understanding of how this service is viewed. The National Association of Social Work (NASW) has also defined clinical supervision as educational. “This type of supervision established a learning alliance between the supervisor and supervisee in which … ...
Veterans, Do You Ever Feel Undeserving? Please bear with me while I take a moment to venture away from the regular focus of this blog (remarriage and blended families) to pay attention to what I consider a … ...
Movember: Promoting Awareness about Man’s Health Issues...     Each year, men working for businesses with draconian employment policies wait for the beginning of November. It’s the only month when clean-shaven individuals can use excuses like “raising … ...
5 Most Common Consequences of Bipolar Depression Bipolar disorder becomes integrated into every aspect of your life. In order to remain functional, you have to consider your symptom levels affecting anything from how much effort you put … ...
Coping with Common Challenges as a Couple During the... Holidays can be hard on couples because you’re trying to navigate family commitments and extra tasks and responsibilities. And that’s while you’re taking care of your regular schedule of work, household duties and (possibly) parenting, among other things. But these things don’t have to overwhelm … ...
I Remember You There have been suggestions that certain jobs attract people with ADHD, while others would seem to repel us. The attractant used would seem to be adventure. Thus it is estimated … ...
What Is the Opposite of Loneliness? On the eve of her graduation from Yale, Marina Keegan wrote an essay that, within about a week, would be read by well over a million people from 98 nations. … ...
Why Try to Change Me Now? It is commonly assumed that we love someone even though we know his flaws—as love is essentially not about the partner’s characteristics, but about the lover’s attitude. Accordingly, it is not fruitful to try to change the partner’s characteristics; it is the lover’s attitude that needs to change. There is some grain of truth in this view, but the story is more complex.
She Had Sex With Another Guy?! There is something in some males that make them lose it when they find out a women they love, or like, has sex with another man.  They run for the … ...