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Active Minds More and more students are taking mental health challenges with them to college. This eye-opening report on mental health conducted by NAMI details the types of issues facing college students. … ...
Do You Go Out on Your Own When Traveling for Work? When you are away from home – for example, when traveling for work – will you go out on your own? Will you go out to restaurants on your own, … ...
10 Behaviors That Would Worry Even a Child Therapist As parents we worry, that is what most of us do. But how do you differentiate what behaviors are common and what behaviors are something to worry about? Sometimes it … ...
Do You Shun People Who Meditate? My last cartoon was about the Olympics. Ah, I miss it already, even though the ads were so frightfully interruptive, and half of my favorite sports were missing in action. … ...
Are Killers Born That Way? Recently I watched a movie called, Ted Bundy, a 2002 film directed by Matthew Bright, dramatizing the life of one of the most famous serial killers of American history. In … ...
Neuroplasticity and the autism spectrum When you hear the term ‘mindfulness,’ what do you think of?  Personally, I think of wellness-related practices such as yoga, walking meditation, and mindful-thinking.  The word mind, however, is not equivalent to the word brain.  The brain is a complicated organ filled with neurons and neural pathways; despite this fact, the terms mind and brain [...]
Trump and Narcissism Narcissism is back--it's on the cover of Psychology Today! Donald Trump is responsible for narcissism’s return to the popular consciousness.
Hear This Loud and Clear When you were growing up, did you ever ask or hear the question, “If you could do without one of your senses, which one would it be?” It is a complex and disturbing query. As a human being you rely heavily on your senses (along … ...
“A Love Letter to My Anger” by Barbara Rogers... “My dearest anger! There are people who tell me that I may not feel you. They judge you as if you were something bad that I must get rid of. … ...
Puberty and Preoccupation with Personal Appearance Puberty creates all kinds of pressures and worries about how one's changing body is going to turn out, and how one will be treated based on one's looks.
Anti-bullying legislation has mixed results Many forms of bullying among students declined after anti-bullying legislation took effect in one U.S. state, but the chance of being cyberbullied increased.
Mindful Listening and Body Language “The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Interviewing Stanford University Cultivating Compassion Training facilitators Margaret Cullen and Erika Rosenberg about their experience of motherhood for my … ...
When the Tears Come, Let Them Men don’t cry. It should be what I talked about when I wrote The Greatest Lie You’ve Ever Been Told. Since the time I was incarcerated, I’ve made it a goal … ...
Learning One Thing at a Time Is Common Sense,... If you have two things you want to learn, what’s the best way to learn them? The intuitive answer would be to focus on learning one, then move on and learn the other. After all, switching back and forth between them over and over would be a lot of work,...
The Fear of Contamination I haven’t had a lot to say about OCD lately. Mine has been under control, and I can only write so many blog entries about how grateful I am for therapy … ...
Back From Vacation, And Now More Likely To Divorce? Couples often hope that their relationship will benefit their relationship. But a new study finds that returning from summer vacation is when divorces spike.
Unrealistic Expectations and Relationships: 5 Key Signs... Most of us long for a sense of love and acceptance, a desire to be in a long committed partnership with someone we love. Most of the thoughts, feelings, and … ...
Seductive Details in Teaching Making a lesson fun looks like a good idea but may impair learning.
Is There An Unlimited Supply of Love? I was reading a thread on a friend’s Facebook page as she shared about her long polyamory journey. She spoke of ways in which she feels both jealousy and open hearted acceptance … ...
News of Note: Medical and Educational Costs of Treating... Treating Autism Costs $17K More per Child Each Year A group of researchers at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital recently quantified the increased medical and educational costs that come with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). An analysis of data from a private survey and the … ...