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The Destruction of Denying Denying is our way of pretending something isn’t happening either while it is happening or after it has happened, in order to survive it. It’s actually the mind’s way of … ...
Can Shame Be Your Friend? Shame is often destructive and toxic. But can shame have a healthy aspect? This article explores how a light, friendly sense of shame can serve our lives and relationships.
The Shadow Side Of Receiving As I shared in The Invisible Cage of Abuse, when we are abused, our resourceful younger selves used coping strategies to try to protect ourselves from the pain. These coping strategies served us … ...
Let's Profile Brock Turner, more accurately than his Father Let’s analyze this criminal’s psychological profile, the way they do in all our favorite crime dramas on TV, imagining ourselves in the shoes of the rapist.
What Type of Divorce Do You Want No one gets married wanting to go through a divorce. But unfortunately it happens even to the best of couples. Irreconcilable differences, affairs, addiction, abuse, or abandonment are some of the reasons a person decides a divorce is the only solution. But before the next … ...
Activity of nerve cell in freely moving animal analyzed by new robot microscope system Researchers have developed a novel robot microscope system that automatically tracks a freely moving small animal and manipulates its brain activity with 'projection mapping.'
Guilty of the Sin of Outdoing Linda: We all have invisible loyalties to our family of origin. And so many of us did not have inspirational models of partnership in the families we grew up in. … ...
Enlightenment: A Controversial Psycho-Spiritual Experience Do you sometimes feel stuck in patterns? Spiritual enlightenment could be a meaningful answer
How Media Shapes Our View of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder... Most people would consider an abuse victim as a person who experienced “trauma.” However people often don’t view them as potentially experiencing “post-traumatic stress disorder.” PTSD is more commonly thought of as a condition affecting combat veterans, but the number of civilians suffering from PTSD … ...
When Pets Become People I just recently finished reading a book by David Grimm called “Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs.” I won’t lie. I was expecting something a little….lighter. At … ...
Why Couples Therapy is Contraindicated with a Psychopath... “The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt. Rather, it must be based upon the self-protective capability of the victim. Until the victim has developed a detailed and realistic contingency plan … ...
'Invisible wounds of war' now visible Scientists have discovered a unique pattern of scarring in the brains of deceased service members who were exposed to blast injury that differs from those exposed to other types of head injury.
Individuals exposed to blue wavelength lights experienced faster reaction times A new study found that blue wavelength light exposure led to subsequent increases in brain activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC) when participants were engaging in a cognitive task after cessation of light exposure.
California patients and doctors wrestle with assisted suicide In the states with assisted suicide laws, the number of people who request and take medication to hasten dying has steadily increased.
CBT Techniques To Help Manage Bipolar Disorder Introduction According to everydayhealth, “While medication plays an important role in recovery, adding cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to your treatment plan can help stabilize your mood and keep your life … ...
Unhappy? Asking Yourself These 4 Questions Will Help Daughters of unloving mothers often have trouble finding emotional balance in their adult lives; some complain that true happiness in the day-to-day eludes them. Part of the journey toward healing … ...
Being Vulnerable and Me-Centric (Therapy #2) Waterproof eyeliner and waterproof mascara firmly in place, I arrived at my second therapy session ready to cry. Which was good. Because I did cry. At my first therapy session, … ...
Today I Love Second Chance Kids Today I love the local charity organization called Second Chance Kids. I love that my late wife was one of the founders. I love that it began with representatives of … ...
Reading Roundup (Part 2) It’s that time again! Another batch of stories about OCD and other mental health issues has come out lately. I’ve rounded up a few of the more interesting items on … ...
Stress And ADHD I knew this was going to be hard. I knew it going in. I psyched myself up for it, charged my mind, prepared myself. Or so I thought. I’m quite … ...