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Keeping Stress Low for ADHD Moms Trying my darndest to be supermom with ADHD and raising an ADHD kid is pure chaos. Families with multiple children often have two ADHD kids in the same home, but add … ...
7 Ways to Taper Exhausting People How much different would life be if that exhausting person wasn’t a constant source of frustration? Whether the person is a family member, colleague, neighbor or friend, just being around them can spark anxiety over the pending apprehension. Exhaustion can come from being too needy, … ...
Are You Chronically Angry? Typically people know if they are angry but there are some who do not. Road rage, sarcasm, put-downs and scoffing at others or at the world in general are usually … ...
The Surprising Ways that Guilt Can Help Your Relationship Feeling guilty may or may not have a rational basis, but according to a new study, the guilt-prone may actually be better at reading other people’s emotional states.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!: A... It’s hard to believe it’s been just about a year since I embarked on the voyage called Knotted–my first post was January 6, 2016– and it’s been gratifying to see how … ...
Psychology Around the Net: December 31, 2016 Happy New Year, sweet readers! For a variety of understandable reasons, I know many of you are glad to see 2016 end. The other night, I was talking (ranting) to my beau about how horrible this year has been and how I can’t wait for … ...
Here Are the 2016 Single-at-Heart Posts You Liked the... At the end of the year, I like to look back and see which of my many “Single at Heart” blog posts readers liked best. Here’s what I found: Are … ...
A Wish for You for 2017 May you be gentle and soft with yourself, especially after you’ve messed up, especially when you spend several days on the verge of tears, especially when you wonder how everyone … ...
Trying Better at Being a Wife Catholics believe in vocations, and the most common vocation is that of marriage.  It happens to be the one I was chosen to and that I chose.  And please let me tell you that I suck at it.  I’m not a very good wife. I … ...
Can You Learn From Your Mistakes As we close out 2016, it’s time to shake out the 2016 Mental Health Humor doodle file and see what cartoons are left! Here is one that I drew which did … ...
One Trait Successful People Share “Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone” The one trait successful people have is that they are willing to put up with being uncomfortable to get what they want. Successful people come up with ways to manage the uncertainty that makes them uncomfortable … ...
How to Talk to Your Family about Drinking this... Talking with friends or loved ones about being more careful when they drink alcohol can feel uncomfortable. But for thousands of Americans who die from alcohol poisoning every year or … ...
Missing, Mangled, and Merged Personality Disorder Diagnoses A new deal for DSM-VI may mean a new shuffle of diagnoses as well.
Celebrity Deaths of 2016: Why We Fear Dying There is no dying 2016 has been a year marked with notable celebrity illness and death. The world lost multiple superstar musicians, singers, big and small screen stars, some of … ...
Research Suggests Anxiety Over Terrorism Helped Trump Win A recent study found that when participants were given exercises designed to trigger thoughts about death, support for Donald Trump increased.
Surviving Infidelity Requires the Partner Who Strayed to Feel... There are many practical reasons why men and women who have an affair outside of their committed relationships might wish to reverse course, reconcile, and move forward with their legitimate partner. Affairs frequently turn messy and almost always leave emotional destruction in their wake, especially … ...
Grieving Over the Narcissists I Loved and Left “I’m so over him / her,” combined with a flippant head wag and finger snap seems to be the prevailing sentiment amongst those who have gone No Contact. They may … ...
Sadistic Personality Disorder The concept of Sadistic Personality Disorder did not last long in the DSM manuals yet we have all experienced the nasty, aggressive sadist at work.
How Emotional Hangovers Affect Your Memory Emotional events cause neurotransmitters to flood the brain, which affects what we remember. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Your Mental Health Is Just As Important As Your... A new year means New Year’s Resolutions.   What are your New Year’s resolutions? The three most popular resolutions are to lose weight, get organized, and spend less/save more. No … ...