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Best of Our Blogs: April 22, 2016 It’s Earth Day. I’m reminded of the guy who threw his trash out the window. I was shocked. It didn’t just tell me what he thought of the earth. It told me what he thought of himself. I’m a big believer in the saying, “how you … ...
What ADHD Needs The oddest thing about ADHD is that every day is a new day. I mean, I’m constantly believing that I’ve figured my life out, only to find myself starting from … ...
How it Feels to Withdraw from Bipolar Disorder Medication... When we talk about the negative side of taking medication for bipolar disorder, it’s usually about the side effects. Weight gain, sexual dysfunction, memory problems, etc. Then our doctors will … ...
Thinking Stress Is Bad for You Actually Makes Stress... A few months ago, I saw the documentary Stress: Portrait of a Killer. As you can tell from the name, it’s not a film that has a lot of good things to say about stress. It goes into the very serious effects chronic stress has on the brain and the...
I Only Wanted To See You Laughing In The Purple Rain I only wanted to see you Laughing in the purple rain A little art therapy with drawing the Mental Health Humor Family Stew cartoon while remembering Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince died Thursday … ...
Why girls tend to have more anxiety than boys The toxic effects of social media especially harm girls, but parents can make a difference.
The Art of Friendship in Marriage When our partner is our best friend. There is an African saying goes like this: A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you … ...
The Remnants of a Phobia Some fears outlast the life of a panic disorder. They include the fear of getting lost, encountering strangers and, perhaps, travel in general.
The Enneagram, Addiction and Recovery We have long appreciated the personality theory of the Enneagram. It enables us to better understand one another, and means we can pin point what motivates people into a healthy and unhealthy state. That begs the questions—could the Enneagram help us understand the path to addiction? And if so, perhaps it could assist people as […]
3 Hard Truths about Your Dream Job You Need to Accept You’ve been told you can achieve anything you set your mind to, right? That’s the message that’s been ingrained in us since childhood when we imagined becoming astronauts, athletes, and movie stars. Most of us come to realize that we can’t all be LeBron James … ...
It’s Not Inevitable: Four Reasons You Should Pay More... It’s Not Inevitable: Four Reasons You Should Pay More Attention to Alcohol Abuse Alcohol may be one of the most commonly abused drugs in the world, and Alcohol Awareness Month … ...
Using Medicine to Treat Alcoholism: Where We Are, Where... There are more medicines than ever to help you get control of your drinking. Here’s a look at some of what’s available now and what may be around the corner....
Addiction Treatment May Include Massages   Massage is among the world’s oldest traditions in healing. Practiced by Greeks, Egyptians and the Chinese, the reasons massage is so good wasn’t discovered until the 1990s. Study by … ...
Losing a Loved One to Porn (And What You Can Do About It) When is the line crossed from porn use to porn addiction? When is porn eroding your connection with your partner?
Elizabeth Gilbert on Fear and Expressing Our Creative Ideas... What fears can interfere with our creative thinking and creatively expressing ourselves? “The artist begins with a vision — a creative operation requiring effort. Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse That … ...
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Affected by Many of the...   Under the surface, there is not that much different between nursing homes and inpatient substance treatment centers. Both care for individuals in need and both are heavily regulated. The … ...
Marriage after Narcissistic Abuse On our fourth wedding anniversary, I remember back to the blissful day we said “I Do”…and how familial narcissism permeated our wedding and marriage from the very start. Breaking the … ...
How To Handle a Teen’s Dramatic or Manipulative Suicide... Teenagers have a tendency to be dramatic. Many of us don’t like to admit it, but we were dramatic at that age, too, at least to some extent. Now that … ...
The 3 Steps That Lead to Happiness There are three steps we can take to create happiness, make our relationships easy, and eliminate anxiety in our lives. Psychotherapy attempts to address two of these steps—not always successfully—but … ...
How To Use Voice Pitch To Influence Others In Seconds There is something about the voice which is effective in communicating status. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **