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Hi. My name is Christine. I am an alcoholic.... This is part of an ongoing series explaining how I did the Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This will anger some people in recovery, as it requires me to break my … ...
6 Words that Led to a Suicide Attempt: ‘She’s... Sobs.  I heard sobs. They were coming from upstairs, on our side of the duplex this time, broken hearted, wrenching sobs. At three years-old, the worn couch swallowed me up.  I remember wiggling and scrunching out of its cushions. “Where are you going?”  My father … ...
8 Ways to Detoxify Toxic People Chances are high that if you haven’t already had a toxic relationship in your life, you will at some point in the future. I’m not saying this to scare you, … ...
Blame It on the Autopilot We pass our days in routine and habit, only vaguely aware of our actions. So why do we assume others know exactly what they’re doing?
Putting the Human in Human Services Healing is a journey that may begin with a diagnosis and ideally, end with a positive outcome. The twists and turns that accompany it could be dizzying. In the case of Ondreah Johnson, RN who I have written about in previous articles, the voyage began … ...
Passionate Archetypes: Lover, Rebel, Artist, Seeker Jung called this group The Soul-Driven group of archetypes.  They are driven by strong motivation, passion, perfectionism and (in some cases) spirituality. Characters like these –who always want and expect … ...
How Old Are People When They First Get Married? Does it seem like a lot of people are taking longer and longer to get married – if they marry at all? That’s not just your impression. It really is … ...
You Can’t Save A Mentally Ill Person Sometimes, often times, it is hard to watch a mentaly ill person suffer – to watch a person starve themselves or hurt themselves or be depressed. All of it, in … ...
Introducing DiscAssessmentCoach.Net Introducing DiscAssessmentCoach.Net I am very excited to introduce to you DiscAssessmentCoach.Net, the official e-commerce site for WorkplacePsychology.Net. Workplace Behaviors and Assessment Thanks to the popularity of WorkplacePsychology.Net, I receive a fair amount of questions from reporters and the public about workplace behaviors, specifically, in dealing with difficult people or situations at work. Everyone wants to know … Continue reading Introducing DiscAssessmentCoach.Net →
Welcome to the Madness and Mystery of Surprise Egg Videos Children are obsessed with the online sub-culture of surprise egg videos and the micro-universe inhabited by family finger people.
The Peculiar Pleasures of Traveling Alone Traveling with other people is fun, but solo travel is a very particular pleasure for introverts.
We're Wired to Take the Path of Least Resistance A recently-published study discovered something we knew but denied: we're wired to take the path of least resistance.
When Did You Learn You Were Unworthy? When did you first learn that you were unworthy? When did you learn that your worth was contingent upon certain things—your looks, your ability to please, your ability to stay silent, … ...
Why We Grieve So Intensely for Our Pets Your own pet is never “just a dog.” My wife and I recently went through one of the more excruciatingly sorrowful experiences of our long married life: the death of a pet — the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. Losing a dog is hard … ...
Today I Love Syrian Food Today I love Syrian food bought fresh from the Farmers’ Market from one of my country’s newer market vendors. I love that you never know what you might find at … ...
This Common Beverage May Help Fight Dementia Studies on both humans and mice have suggested a protective effect. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
How I Learned to Stop Whining and Why It Was a Great Lesson It took me a long time to realize “vulnerable,” "insecure" and “adorable” were not the same thing. Whining is not attractive. I had to learn that and it was a good lesson.
How to Let Go of Feeling Unworthy “Your problem is you’re … too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” – Ram Dass If you’re sitting around feeling like you really don’t measure up, know that it’s not all that uncommon to experience a feeling of unworthiness on occasion. For some, this occurs when … ...
A lifeline for troubled veterans The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to provide emergency mental health care to some veterans who received less than honorable discharges.
Genetics Play a Role in Social Anxiety Disorder, Study Finds A new study has pinpointed a genetic link between social anxiety disorder (SAD) and a serotonin transporter gene called "SLC6A4."