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Turning Hate into Love “Love is the answer,” is the saying that has been popularized. However, for those who can’t get love, hate is often the answer. “There’s nothing in this world so sweet … ...
Setting Your Private Practice Up For Success: Intention... Over the past three weeks, we have taken a deep dive into the #1 Factor that leads to private practice success by breaking it down into its components. Thus far, we’ve covered time and money. Now, in this last installment, we cover what is undoubtedly the most … ...
Start Having the Sex You Want I just finished the fantastic book “Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life” by Emily Nagoski. What was most striking about it for me … ...
Find Your Happy Place Tired of missing out on good times? A quick personality assessment can lead to better decisions.
7 Questions and Answers that Reveal the Truth about... Do you know your marriage as well as you think? I’m a relationship coach and normally when people learn what I do, it sparks many conversations and even more questions. A lot of the time I sense they want to know what category their own … ...
Are You Finding This Presidential Election Stressful? I'm voting for who I sincerely believe is the best candidate. ...
Possible explanation for why male mice tolerate stress better than females The nerves we feel before a stressful event -- like speaking in public, for example -- are normally kept in check by a complex system of circuits in our brain. Now, scientists have identified a key molecule within this circuitry that is responsible for relieving anxiety. Intriguingly, it doesn't appear to reduce anxiety in female mice, only in males.
Does Exercise Help Bipolar Disorder? Exercise has been touted as a vital part of treatment for depression. It increases blood flow to the brain and increases endorphin levels, which can act as a natural antidepressant. … ...
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Emotional Intimacy After Narcissistic Abuse? Conversation is creepy. Sharing is scary. Transparency is terrifying. Intimacy’s nearly impossible. That’s the problem with attempting  the dance called “having a relationship” after narcissistic abuse. The Conundrum Who doesn’t … ...
The DEA is Lowering Opioid Production in the U.S.:... The DEA is Lowering Opioid Production in the U.S.: Here’s How that Might Affect the Opioid Epidemic In the latest federal policy meant to curtail the ongoing opioid epidemic, the … ...
Non-Traditional Therapies are a Good Alternative to Medications, Psychotherapy... Identifying effective treatments for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been one of the top priorities for the military and veteran  mental health communities.  Currently, there are only two medications (paroxetine and sertraline) approved for PTSD and just a few talk therapies that are … ...
Every Relapse Follows a Predictable Path Relapse in not an event. It is a process. The process is predictable and once it is learned can be clearly identified and successfully intervened on. An individual’s movement through … ...
Connecting to Your Core Self We often come across the term “core self” in magazines or online. Maybe we hear it in conversation. Maybe we hear statements like it’s important to connect to your core self. It’s important to develop a deep understanding of it. Doing so is vital for building a fulfilling, … ...
Why Clowns Creep Us Out Clowns are mischievous and unpredictable, and they have an association with serial killers in real life and in the movies. In other words, clowns are designed to creep us out.
Today I Love Words That Comfort Today I love words that comfort the soul. I love people who seek those words and offer them to others who are in need. I love that actions and words … ...
The Huge Frustration of Personality Tests Ok, I admit it. I have a love/hate relationship with personality tests. And sadly, the tests that are most loved are the silly ones like: which Star Wars, Disney Princess, or Harry Potter character are you? As a cross between Darth Vader, Tiana (Princess and … ...
The Psychology of Irony You might have noticed that it’s really easy to tell when someone is being ironic online. That’s because nonverbal clues, lacking in written communication, are partly what distinguish saying something ironic from saying something absurd and meaning it. A good example of how people always understand written irony is the...
Remember Everything Recent studies suggest that memories, especially ones about ourselves, are likely suspect. That’s not to say that they are false, but they may have details that have been manufactured, and … ...
The Sound of Silence (Literally) I have a longstanding relationship with noise. Loud noise, quiet noise, constant noise, intermittent noise, human noise, machine noise, enjoyable noise, intolerable noise…. Just the fact that I can name … ...