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Coping When You Have a Narcissistic Parent Jaci came to see me one month before the christening of her niece, for whom she was honored to be named godmother. Jaci could turn off the familiar anxiety video playing in her head. This is what Jaci imagined would happen at the christening, given … ...
Three Amazing Ways You Can Re-Parent Yourself The First Way – Compassionate Accountability In my office I’ve heard from clients stories of broken phones, punched walls, and even bent steering wheels. All in the name of anger. … ...
How To Stop Drinking Alcohol: Finding Support And Help Are you a slave to alcohol addiction,? Or do you know someone who needs to learn how to stop drinking alcohol? Whichever is the case, it helps to know the … ...
How Natural is War to Human Beings? We were a peaceful species once before, so there’s no reason why we should give up hope of becoming peaceful once again.
Don’t Self-Diagnose, But Do Self-Refer The internet has put entire libraries of information about mental health right at our fingertips. It’s now possible to go online and learn about any mental health disorder you can name, take questionnaires looking at your symptoms, and even read the scientific literature if you … ...
My Little Helper Many of us have a vice. Something we turn to and use as a crutch when we’re feeling low and need a friend.  Life is so stressful for most people … ...
My Little Helper: Addiction and Social Anxiety Many of us have a vice. Something we turn to and use as a crutch when we’re feeling low and need a friend. Life is so stressful for most people … ...
Introvert Isle Wonder what an introverted society looks like? Travel with me to Japan.
You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Me Hi. I am have a severe mental illness and you do NOT have to be afraid of me. I know sometimes it is confusing. The media sells you these stories … ...
Banished From the Bed: How to Overcome Sleep Cravings “Just let me lie in bed for another five minutes,” I groan to my mother. She mumbles before acquiescing. I turn over, spooning the pillow. We have had this conversation before. For the anxious and depressed, sleep is our salve. It is a temporary reprieve … ...
A Meditation for Viewing Your Inner Critic Like a... Our inner critics can be quite harsh and cruel. Which is why many of us start to dislike, or even despise, that inner voice. We might even find ourselves constantly getting caught up in … ...
The Tyranny of “They” “What would They think?” “They say that XYZ.” They, they, they. It’s been my observation that people suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder are overly concerned with what They think. It’s … ...
The #1 Thing You Need to Do When You... “Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave.” Have you ever heard this quote before? It came from the mouth of Vance Havner and it sure packs a punch! Feeling unhappy is something we like to avoid, but it … ...
This Legal Drug Could Protect Brain From Ageing Could cigarettes contain the latest clue to an anti-ageing drug? ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
Be Smart About Time: 7 Tips to Use It Wisely “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn While we know that time is precious and a scarce resource, reflect for a minute at how often we find ourselves wasting the time we have. Frittering away hours at the … ...
Mending The Broken Pieces It’s been a while since I’ve written anything. Last time I wrote was to share with the world the lesson learned from the “boy with the biggest smile in the … ...
Hallucinating sleep researchers I just stumbled across a fascinating 2002 paper where pioneering sleep researcher Allan Hobson describes the effect of a precisely located stroke he suffered. It affected the medulla in his brain stem, important for regulating sleep, and caused total insomnia and a suppression of dreaming. In one fascinating section, Hobson describes the hallucinations he experienced, … Continue reading "Hallucinating sleep researchers"
Today I Love Spin Free Saturday Today I love spin free Saturday with the world that I can see staying right where it’s supposed to stay … so far. I love what a good nights sleep … ...
Social Skills 101: Test and Improve Your Niceness Quotient Social skills are such a key part of life that most of us rarely give them conscious thought. New research will provide a tool for you to do a reality check on yours.
The Psychology of a Fart James Dougherty, who married Marilyn Monroe when he was twenty-one and she was sixteen, tells a story of how young Marilyn (then called Norma Jean) unleashed a stinker while they … ...