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Compulsive Spending: What You Need to Know At a time of year when shopping is essentially a national tradition, it's important to understand when purchasing reaches compulsive levels.
How to Stop Enabling What is enabling? Enabling isn’t the same as helping. Helping is doing things that others can’t do for themselves. Enabling is doing for others what they can and should do … ...
Family Matters Even More During the Holiday Season “I love my family — but from a distance,” I chuckle. For many of us, the holidays can be emotionally harrowing. We confront our past — strained relationships with siblings, an uneasy coexistence with our parents. As festive lights glimmer, we stew over petty grievances … ...
Competing Commitments Part 2 If you are one of the countless numbers of people who have had difficulty achieving your stated goals, you are not alone. Don’t take it personally; it’s not your fault. … ...
New intracellular dopamine receptor function may offer hope to schizophrenia patients Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that plays an important role in controlling movement, emotion and cognition. Dopamine dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of disorders like Schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Parkinson's disease.
Thinking Inside The Box I’m moving. I’ve sold the house. I’ve got less than a month to be out. And yes … I have to pack. It’s not so easy, it turns out. You’d … ...
Learning to Love and Let Live For the past three long months, I have been living in a, well, difficult situation. The issue isn’t with my (super cute, petite, affordable) casa, which consists of one large … ...
Today I Love The Sparkling Sunlight Today I love the sparkling sunlight that is streaming in the eastern windows and warming my hands as I type. I love how fresh and chilled it is outside, the … ...
Why giving addicts syringes makes sense At a recent meeting of our local heroin task force, a young, recovered addict – who is a member of the task force – raised eyebrows when he explained how … ...
Study Finds Widespread Workplace Bullying at Dunder Mifflin... A group of researchers from Trinity University and University of Kentucky have carried out an extensive inquiry into workplace bullying at Dunder Mifflin, the fictional Scranton-based paper company featured in the U.S. mockumentary TV show The Office. And the results, published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, are not looking...
Predatory Portals: Need and Trust People who intend harm, whether theft or worse, exploit arenas of trust. Classified ads offering romance or mutual interest activities are an easy way to conceal true intentions.
Can you unconsciously forget an experience? Wanting to squash not-so-great memories is human nature, but is it possible to intentionally forget a traumatic experience?
Which of the 5 Kinds of Gift Givers Are You? The woman in the elevator is struggling with six full shopping bags, three on each arm, and looks totally stressed, her phone to her ear. She’s apparently oblivious to the … ...
Best of Our Blogs: December 9, 2016 Are you wrestling with a decision? Are you struggling with a difficult situation? Are you fighting with a friend, partner or parent? It’s a frustrating place to be when you feel stuck. Nothing you say or do seems to be moving you in the direction … ...
Friendship as a Driving Force in Stories about Grown-Ups... “Flower Hunters,” Lauren Groff’s short story in the New Yorker, includes this passage: “She picks up her cell – she wants to tell her best friend, Meg, about her sudden … ...
5 Triggers of Depression in Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder patients spend their lives moving through three phases- mania, depression and time between episodes. Once a person experiences one episode, there is a 75% chance they will experience … ...
3 More Ways to Be Kind to Your Body... We often think that the only path to accepting our bodies and treating them (and ourselves) well is to embrace everything, to embrace ourselves from head to toe. And you … ...
Abuse Recovery: Defining the Terms of Engagement When involved with an abuser it it very common to get caught up in his or her “game” where you end up constantly responding and reacting to the madness, and you find yourself doing it automatically, without even thinking. Before you know it, you realize you are on … ...
Why Self-Care is Absolutely Crucial You know how people (wise people perhaps) seem to always say that you have to take care of yourself and that you can’t give what you don’t have?  You know what I’m talking about. Usually, then, they will talk about the importance of putting on … ...
Why Self Care is Absolutely Crucial You know how people (wise people perhaps) seem to always say that you have to take care of yourself and that you can’t give what you don’t have?  You know what I’m talking about. Usually then they will talk about the importance of putting on … ...