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Today I Love The Rising Sun Today I love the rising sun as it finds it’s way up through a new day in a new time scheme. I love that the sun felt so warm and … ...
Romantic Photos, Texts with Boyfriends, and Other Everyday Ways... It all seems so innocent. The romantic photographs. The enthusiastic conversations about great dates. Texting a boyfriend. Thinking about a boyfriend as Prince Charming. Yet research shows that all these … ...
5 Crucial Reasons You Should Talk More Have you ever been sitting on a subway or plane and felt annoyed because the person sitting next to you keeps trying to chat and chat and chat with you? … ...
‘I cried and dreamt of pizza’: Drew Barrymore’s recent... Do you suffer from an unhealthy relationship with food and your body? Are you one of the millions of people that are perpetually engaged in a yo yo diet cycle? … ...
Where’s Maslow? A Lifelong Search for Security Since the late 1980s, I have seen dozens of therapists due to depression and low self-esteem caused by financial distress. One of these therapists once told me that everyone deserves a certain level of comfort. Whether this is factually accurate has been subject to much … ...
3 Warning Signs That a Patient Might Be Struggling...  Our society promotes the concept of “healthy eating,” with an almost religious zeal.  We are constantly bombarded with advertisements and articles pronouncing the importance of eating “whole foods,” alleged “superfoods,” and the latest fads in the “wellness world.” As a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment … ...
Don’t Confuse Self Doubt with Self Esteem Congratulations. Sobriety suits you. You’ve got a week sober. Or maybe a month. Perhaps a year. It doesn’t matter. Self-doubt always lingers in the shadows for those of us who … ...
Sexual Harassment: Do we have “Larger Problems” to Worry... How important is this issue of men getting away with unwanted or humiliating sexual behavior toward women?  I would argue that it has a very long tail.  A New York … ...
New Study Reports Diabetes Medication Could Treat Addiction... A relatively new class of drugs, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, have had much success in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Now, these drugs may offer support in the treatment of addiction and drug abuse. A new study, published in Translational Psychiatry, reports that … ...
Hypnotherapy can ease some symptoms In hypnotherapy, words help clients relax deeply, then offer suggestions, through stories or mental images, for coping with your health concerns.
Your Brain on Daylight Savings Daylight Savings transitions can affect our delicate circadian clocks, leading to disruptions in behavior and mood.
Stop, Thief! Family Stealing From Family Sorrow, disbelief and anger contorted my husband’s face in misery. Sitting on his feet in the hallway, he frantically dug through the contents of the wooden box. My father-in-law had … ...
Stroke and the Power of Brain Plasticity In our ageist view we judge older adults as ready to die and we fulfill this judgement by not helping their brain become re-engaged.
The Anxiety of Living in a Military Family  As a mom with a child in the military, every time a news story breaks of a military death, my heart and breathing literally stop. It doesn’t matter what branch, location/country, circumstance, on base, off base, or in the line of duty, life comes to … ...
How Much Should You Push Yourself with Depression? “How do you know what your limits should be?” The woman in my depression community wanted to know whether she should scale back to part-time work or continue to slog through her full-time job. I hear this question a lot in the depression community I … ...
How To Decrease Depression With The Onset Of Daylight... Introduction In my previous article, I introduced the concept of reducing levels of depression in individuals as the days become shorter.  I presented two strategies to accomplish this, including taking … ...
How To Prevent Depression With The Onset Of Daylight... Introduction Daylight savings time is right around the corner.  Do you know what that means?  Shorter days.  This has a tendency to lead to depression in some individuals.  This article … ...
Today I Love That I Am Still Alright Today I love that I am still alright after falling flat on my back on the ice at curling last night. I love that, even though it really hurts and … ...
A Great American Gender Bender? US Election 2016 The widest gender gap in American elections, where majority of women may be voting for the Democratic ticket and majority men for the Republican ticket?
Psychology Around the Net: November 5, 2016 I’m going to the mountains today; in fact, I might be there by the time you read this. Of course, this isn’t exactly unusual, given my state is fairly well known for its mountains. I’m sort of always surrounded by mountains, even when I’m grocery … ...