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7 Small and Simple Ways to Start Improving Your... How we feel about our bodies isn’t set in stone. That is, if you’ve spent years bashing and disliking your body that doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to spend your … ...
Skills to Welcome Your Day When Past Fears Haunt You           The sun’s up, the alarm clock sounds off and you peel your eyes open. What are your thoughts? I’m wondering if you squeeze your eyes … ...
The 3 Essential Emotion Skills for Parenting All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. — Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina Even though every child is different, each is also the same … ...
Today I Love The Turning Leaves ... at my grandmothers house for dinner that sometimes we kids would eat in the stairwell, plates on our knees and staggered up the steps left, right, left, right, so that we could chatter to each other about how good everything was. ...
From school shootings to everyday counter-terrorism Mother Jones has a fascinating article on how America is attempting to stop school shootings by using community detection and behavioural intervention programmes for people identified as potential killers – before a crime has ever been committed. It is a gripping read in itself but it is also interesting because it describes an approach that […]
Getting Through to Teens–A Different Therapeutic Approach... In my private practice, I work with high school and college students. When I have a new adolescent client starting treatment, I explain to their parents that working with teenagers is different than working with adults. The difference is that the teenager is usually not … ...
Basic Information for Trauma Survivors The symptoms of trauma often are mistaken for other disorders. Below is some basic information for trauma survivors and a practical list of things you can do after the trauma. Trauma affects the nervous system at deep, pre-conscious levels. Traumatic memories are not stored in … ...
Happiness: 8 Awesome New Facts You Should Know The mid-life dip, a tip from people who've been through it, feeling awe, how to prioritise positivity and more... » Continue reading: Happiness: 8 Awesome New Facts You Should Know
The echoes of the Prozac The Lancet Psychiatry has a fantastic article giving a much needed cultural retrospective on the wave of antidepressants like Prozac – which first made us worry we would no longer be our true selves through ‘cosmetic pharmacology,’ to the dawning realisation that they are unreliably useful but side-effect-ridden tools that can help manage difficult moods. […]
Excitable Ed A very quick story about ADHD and about how much we should conform.
Grace and Dignity UPDATE: Grace and Dignity If you have been following my: 24 Hour Paranoia Dignity Destroyer #wmhd15 24 Hours Later Paranoia Dignity Destroyer #wmhd15 Then you know I really stuck my started … ...
Thoughts are Just Thoughts Like a lot of people with OCD, I have intrusive thoughts. And like a lot of people with OCD, they’re unpleasant. Mine are mostly violent. I’m not going to get … ...
A Road Map for Stepfamilies: Later Stages Unfortunately, not all stepfamilies will make it out of both the Early Stages and Middle Stages of growth and development. Those that are able to identify issues and successfully make … ...
24 Hours Later Paranoia Dignity Destroyer #wmhd15 24 Hours Later Paranoia Dignity Destroyer Then just about 4:00PM (24 hours later)… After stewing over the trash, I knew I had to let it go! I was out working in my … ...
24 Hour Paranoia Dignity Destroyer #wmhd15 24 hour Paranoia Dignity Destroyer Once again, I let paranoia get the better of me… This week someone in the neighborhood is moving out.  They have a big pile of trash … ...
How to Manage The Feeling of Being Overloaded We’ve all been there. We’ve all experienced the frenzy of having a full plate. You do one thing then you have to deal with another immediately and then another and … ...
Now You Can Identify Relationship Conflicts Before They Start... My last Quick Fix cartoon was what everyone should know about their doctor. For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited to share it anyplace except Pinterest. And thank you for … ...
World Mental Health Day 2015: We Belong Together I’m a big fan of the singer/pianist Gavin DeGraw. As a writer, I tend toward musicians who write compelling lyrics, and he does that and puts compelling melodies with them. World Suicide Prevention Day was about a month ago. About a month before that, I … ...
Mental Health Issues? Memoirs and Movies of Others Who... On World Mental Health Day, I want to tip my hat to those who have written so movingly about their own experiences with mental health challenges that go far beyond … ...
Vitamin D from sun exposure may protect against multiple sclerosis A study of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun every day. The study, which was published in the October 7, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical [...]