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The Power of Balanced Thinking As a natural optimist, I’m great at seeing the glass half full. However, life has taught me that there are times when positive thinking can do more harm than good. For it is through the pain, suffering, hurt, sadness, and discouragement that a person gains … ...
How To Break Free From the Anxiety/Depression Cycle You may be confused as to whether you first experienced depression or anxiety, but now you have a diagnosis that includes both.  That can feel overwhelming and that you must … ...
Video: What’s in a Label? Pros and Cons of the DSM A recent proposal to remove transgender identity from the ICD, the World Health Organization’s manual of medical conditions, has reignited the debate over what should and shouldn’t be a mental health diagnosis. Many feel that classifying transgender identity as a disorder is unnecessarily stigmatizing. Others … ...
Super Simple Conversation Starting Strategy for Introverts... This isn’t just a one line conversation starter. As an NLP practitioner, I’d prefer to offer a strategy that you can use over and over in various situations. If you’re … ...
Repairing the Damage of Abstinence-Based Sex Education Only through good, real-world, holistic sex education can our country recover from the damage we've done to teens by promoting abstinence.
Curbing the life-long effects of traumatic brain injury A fall down the stairs, a car crash, a sports injury or an explosive blast can all cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients often recover. But in the days or weeks following the hit, they can develop other serious, chronic conditions, such as depression and thinking and memory problems. Now scientists report a potential way to reduce these effects with a neuron-targeting nanoparticle, using an animal model of TBI.
Add a Dose of Skepticism to Whatever You Believe A finely honed doubt is as beautiful as a deeply held belief.
Unlovable: Seeking Approval Let me tell you about a client I was seeing. Now he and his wife had been married for 12 years and my client, George would go into uncontrollable rages … ...
Do You Have Trouble Making Decisions? When faced with a difficult decision, which character strengths can you employ to make your final choice? Your strengths are always at your disposal, you just need practice spotting them in certain situations so you can readily call upon them for future decisions. ...
#208: Violence: Is It the Media?   Measuring the effects of violence in the media is a difficult undertaking. The problem appears front and center when a lone gunman takes the lives of innocent men, women … ...
Prescription Drug Addiction: Legal But Very Risky Generally when we hear the terms “drug” or “drug addict” we assume the reference is geared towards illegal street drugs. There seems to be a silent acceptance of the addictive qualities and negative impacts that legal drugs have on society. When/if the negative impacts they … ...
Healing Families With Honest Role Modeling Ryan felt something wasn't right underneath in his family's life and he expressed it by indulging in risky behaviors....
Matrimania Mars the Olympics I am in awe of Olympic athletes. The commitment they show with their bruising training schedules is impressive. So is their stunning level of skill. On top of all that, … ...
Even Sometime Dads Confer Big Time Benefits on Kids Having a “boomerang” father shields teen girls from depression.
When you don't feel valued in a relationship, sleep suffers We spend up to one-third of our life asleep, but not everyone sleeps well. For couples, it turns out how well you think your partner understands and cares for you is linked to how well you sleep.
Acting Out of Conviction vs. Acting Out of Resentment Conviction is the strong belief that a behavior is right, moral, and consistent with your deeper values. Like resentment, conviction provides a sense of certainty.
Today I Love The Scattered Light Of Dawn Today I love the scattered light of dawn as the sun climbs through the bails of cotton clouds and rolls up into the clearing blue and through the sky one … ...
When Men Feel Trapped: A Practical Guide Male midlife crisis is a term used to describe a male identity crisis that occurs around midlife. Men in a midlife crisis feel trapped in an identity or lifestyle that feels constraining and they want to break out. There is a shift in their awareness … ...
Decisions, Decisions I got decision making skills. I’m good at it. I make snap decisions and long drawn out decisions, I can ponder over things for ever and end up making no … ...
The Wounded Artist The only people I would care to be with now are artists and people who have suffered: those who know what beauty is, and those who know what sorrow is: nobody else interests me.  — Oscar Wilde (De Profundis ) In the recent past, the naivete and idealism … ...