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Today I Love This Perfect Saturday Morning Today I love this perfect Saturday morning and the way it just wraps itself around me as I sit on the porch, in the breeze, writing. I love that the … ...
What Therapists Need to Know About Death  When Death comes knocking, do we have a choice about whether to answer the door? If we do, what might we find on the other side? From the moment we take our birth on this earthly plane, we are on a trajectory toward death. As … ...
Tips To Alleviate Depression Introduction According to https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/anxiety-zen/201605/depression-7-powerful-tips-help-you-overcome-bad-moods, “There is no health without mental health. In the past decade, depression rates have escalated, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at … ...
How To Increase Serotonin Naturally Introduction One of the symptoms associated with depression is low serotonin levels. Medications such as SSRIs may increase serotonin levels for some individuals suffering from depression. However, SSRIs may not … ...
Psychology Around the Net: May 28, 2016 Here in the U.S., we’re currently in the midst of Memorial Day Weekend (with this Monday — May 30, 2106 — being Memorial Day). Generally, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and many Americans kick off with cookouts, beach trips, and boat rides … ...
Kindness, Developmentally Being unkind is a difficulty of relating, a developmental difficulty of seeing that we’re all of the same kind. Be kind to the unkind. And be kind to yourself when … ...
Messages for Youth Newly Diagnosed with Bipolar (Video) The CREST.BD Bipolar Youth Action Project produced this short video with key messages of hope for youth newly diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum disorder....
Anger and the Brain I think understanding information on the brain is essential in laying a foundation for anger management. Your brain is the center of your logic and emotions. By understanding how your … ...
Happy VS. Unhappy Family Infographic There are certain habits that our family, as a whole, may or may not have that can contribute to the overall happiness and well-being of our families. Of course, we … ...
OK No Cupid? Do you dread the possibility that you'll end up single even as, with age, the odds increase that you will? If so, something has to change. Perhaps your attitude about singleness.
Essential Business Skills for BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts)... According to Jon Bailey and Mary Burch, in their book “25 Essential Skills and Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst,” there are some basic skills that a BCBA should have that may not have necessarily been taught in your behavior analysis program. I will address … ...
Iowa Becomes Fourth State to Allow Psychologists to Prescribe Medications Law will improve access to mental health services, APA says
7 Ways Knowing Yourself Leads to More Happiness You need to know yourself a little better. Who are you when no one sees you? When you have an opportunity to spend time alone, how do you fill that time? Just as importantly, what do you leave out? When you know yourself well, you … ...
What Cracks Me Up Imagine that one of these days some Jane Goodall learns to decode what primates (who live in the wild) talk about.  And so you would sit somewhere, perhaps, perched on … ...
Making Room for it All – Part 1 “You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at he skies, that … ...
3 Cute & Creative Crafts for Toddlers I have a two year old. She certainly loves attention as pretty much all toddlers do. Arts and crafts are a great way to bond with your toddler. These activities … ...
The Peculiar Thought We Often Have When Facing Illness Some of the psychological consequences of illness are obvious. This one, less so.
The False Self Phenomenon (And How It Destroys) Do you feel like you’re moving through life wearing a mask? Like you’re trying to be or do or create something (a relationship, a business, a career, a life) that … ...
Not on the News: Four Under-Reported Facts about the... Not on the News: Four Under-Reported Facts about the Opioid Epidemic   If you’ve been paying attention to the news recently, you know that the United States is currently facing … ...
The Best Way To Study Is To Test Yourself... The way to learn effectively is to keep testing yourself. Most students “feel more confident about the material” after rereading, but this is a dangerous illusion! The material seems easily … ...