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Create Like You’re Dancing Sober How often do you stop yourself from creating something because you’re convinced it won’t be good enough? Because you’re not good enough? Or worse, because it’ll be bad? Really bad? You’d love … ...
Today I Love New Life Today I love new life, like the fledgling robin on my deck rail.I love his heads up attitude and his confident stance. I love that he appears to be enjoying … ...
Psychology Around the Net: July 16, 2016 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! I must say, I hope you’ve all had a better week than I. During a quick getaway last weekend, I managed to catch a nasty summer cold (isn’t getting sick during the summer the worst?) and, suffice it to say, I’ve … ...
News of Note: Research Indicates Schizophrenia is Eight Distinct... Research Indicates Schizophrenia is Eight Distinct Disorders If you thought schizophrenia was a single disorder, new research suggests that you may need to rethink this point of view. According to researchers schizophrenia may be a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in … ...
Heard Around the World: The Smug Comment About a... By now, you may have already heard about the disparaging comment that one of the candidates to be Britain’s prime minister, Andrea Leadsom, made about the other candidate, Theresa May, … ...
TV Kills my Train of ADHD Thoughts We bought a new smart TV months ago, but it was never on much and not in our living space. It made it’s way into the living room from our guest room … ...
Difficult Conversations Alan Dershowitz talks about race, rape, and other third-rail issues.
Is porn a 'public health crisis'? Experts discuss what exactly qualifies as a public health crisis and whether porn fits the criteria.
Disclosure Trumps Withholding Almost Every Time-Part 1 “A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and criticisms. Lack of candor, if unchecked ultimately leads to dysfunctional environments.” – … ...
Self-Mutilation Helped Me Cope with Depression — Briefly... I had always believed that injuring oneself is ridiculous. What could one possibly get from cutting assorted body parts? Who wants scores of ugly scars and scabs all over their body? How can people indulge in and actually enjoy it? How can it be a … ...
The Rebirth of the Single Woman This is not the first time this has happened. Sometimes my married friends like to escape the suburban lifestyle and make it downtown to experience the urban single life. Sometimes … ...



Can Therapists “Officially” Diagnose Sexual Addiction?... A Hopeful Outlook In the April 2016 edition of Addiction, Dr. Richard B. Krueger of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute provided a short commentary on the … ...
Animals as Persons: Can We Scale Intelligence or Sentience? "When is an animal a person?" Trying to decide is very difficult but many are working on achieving this goal. But, can we truly compare intelligence or sentience across species?
The science of urban paranoia I’ve got an article in The Atlantic on how paranoia and psychosis are more common in cities and why the quest to explain the ‘urban psychosis effect’ is reshaping psychiatry. The more urban your neighbourhood, the higher the rate of diagnosed schizophrenia and you are more likely to experience what are broadly known as ‘non-affective … Continue reading "The science of urban paranoia"
Living At the Crossroads Pondering the message from my wise chiro-friend Darin Mazepa (Much Mahalo, divine messenger in Hawaiian shirt and bare feet.) who told me this morning that he sees me standing at … ...
A Different Type of Body Shaming… We’ve all experienced body shaming at some point in our life; either we shame ourselves when we look in the mirror and pick our appearance apart inch by inch or … ...
Life is Too Short to Wear Bad Lipstick Economy got you down? Try some new lipstick - it's good for two reasons.
Hungry Parent, Overfed Child As a child of the 1960s, we were admonished to “clean our plates” since there were starving children in China. Never mind the fact that us stuffing our faces would … ...
7 Tips to Raise Your Self-Esteem and Keep It There “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” — Iyanla Vanzant Aren’t you tired of it? You know, that sneaking … ...
Taking Role Call: A Self-Validation and Compassion Practice... “Who would wanna look at their suffering?! I mean, why would I wanna do that?” A dear client of mine asked repeatedly the other day after reading the Are you … ...