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7 Self-Care Practices to Support You Self-care is about nourishing ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. It’s about responding to our needs in the moment. Eating when we’re hungry. Drinking water when (or before) we’re thirsty. … ...
Today I Love Farmers’ Market Saturday Today I love Farmers’ Market Saturday and the bustling and busy crowd that is waiting for me there. I love that there will be breakfast and eggs and veggies  and … ...
Does Talk Therapy Really Work and Is it Always... Although it can be difficult to admit as a psychologist, talk therapy does not work for everyone. In fact, some critics of psychotherapy would argue that it does not even work for the majority of people. I can see the validity in the arguments by … ...
Psychology Around the Net: September 3, 2016 Here in the U.S., we’re currently in the throes of Labor Day Weekend (and I’m at a local music and arts festival, celebrating!). Labor Day is the first Monday of September, and although it gives us a nice little three-day weekend, it’s about much more … ...
Is Whoopi Goldberg ‘Single at Heart’? People who are “single at heart” live their best, most authentic, most fulfilling and meaningful lives by living single. The concept is not well-known, so few people spontaneously say that … ...
Schizophrenics as Hyper-domesticated Humans As predicted by the diametric model of mental illness, if autistics are hypo-domesticated, schizophrenics are hyper-domesticated.
When Coincidences Signal It’s ‘Meant to Be’—But It's Not! All coincidences are best not painted with the "It's all good." paint brush
Having An Impact on Others We might make all the difference. “Practically every adult who experienced unnecessary suffering in childhood has a story to tell about someone whose kindness tenderness, and concern restored their sense … ...
Using Creativity to Embrace Imperfection Or At Least Relax... We know that perfection is impossible. And yet we yearn for it. We strive for it. We go to great lengths for it. We go to great lengths not to … ...
Those Who Make Your Checklist Often Don’t Make It There’s more to attraction than what meets the eye. Charlie: You know what list we’re talking about here. It’s the one that contains all the characteristics of the partner of … ...
Anthony Weiner Is Not a Sex Addict This simplistic label of "sex addict" does nothing to help someone with out-of-control sexual behaviors
NLP Tip: The “Worry-No-More” Technique There are certain anxieties of life that may be necessary. Worrying about your children in reasonable doses for example, can help you to take preventative action against things that could … ...
Job Searching: More than a Flawless Cover Letter The alarm shrieks. 10:03 a.m. Welcome to your personal Groundhog Day. You wince — another fruitless day of job searching commences. Unemployment, or underemployment, bruises. We shuffle from one employment fair to another. We spend hours fine-tuning a cover letter only to receive a curt … ...
Reading Our Emotional Temperature So many of us struggle with feeling our feelings. Maybe we were taught to dismiss them, to pretend they don’t exist. Maybe we were taught that anger is an emotion to … ...
The Myth of Unconditional Love Do I love my husband unconditionally? HECK NO! But here’s the interesting thing. My husband is an amazing man. He is loving, kind, thoughtful, a great lover, brilliant at what … ...
The really successful, really annoying alcoholic If getting clean and sober was about discipline, a guy like Michael Phelps would not have needed to go to rehab. Some of the most disciplined people I know are … ...
What Did Your Parents Teach You? What teachings did your parents offer you in your childhood and teen years? Be mindful as you answer that question of the spoken and unspoken teachings and messages that were given to you and what you received. Let us first consider the spoken teachings from … ...
Othello Syndrome: Passion Can Be Pathological and Deadly Psychotic jealously sometimes leads to stalking, murder, suicide
If You Reserve the Right to Relapse, You Will “Progress not perfection” We love this slogan. But we do not always love how some people apply it. Many will unfortunately use this slogan to justify that sometimes relapse just happens. … ...
The Dynamics of Being Single At 57, after being widowed nearly 18 years ago, I find myself in a demographic that I had never antcipated, one of 107 million. This is the number of umarried … ...