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Anam Cara “In Celtic Spiritual tradition, it is believed that the soul radiates all about the physical body, what some refer to as an aura. When you connect with another person and … ...
Making Friends and Fitting in with ADHD My son, Jimmy, is in the fifth grade. He is outgoing, active and thoughtful. But he often lacks the ability to stay on track with conversations or to ask others about … ...
Today I Love Things That Work Out Today I love things that work out, like road trips that are planned on the fly that have connections with friends made as the trip unfolds. I love April days … ...
Three Ways to Find (and be) a Faithful Partner A partner who is faithful, all other things being equal, is one who will make you happier. This 3-part checklist will help you spot the danger signs.
What Is Prozac? Introduction There are a variety of medications to treat symptoms associated with depression. However, for the purpose of this article, I am going to focus on one type of medication … ...
Three Tips for Engaging Authentically With Teens If you work with teens, you probably already know that the quality of your relationship with them is an important and potent predictor of success across a range of settings. But for many of us, engaging with adolescents is not always instinctive.  Even if we … ...
Dealing With Uncertainty With ADHD Introduction With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the mind is constantly operating. It is constantly thinking to the point where a person’s thoughts become scattered. This leads to restlessness. Therefore, with … ...
Psychology Around the Net: April 23, 2016 Earlier this week, a recently unemployed friend of mine began a round of several interviews for a new job that, if all goes well, potentially could be the perfect fit for him. During the first interview he was asked, “What is your strongest attribute and … ...
Seeking Whimsy Every Week Artist and author Julia Cameron has a whimsical paperweight she always keeps on her desk. When the light hits it, the various shades of pink sparkle. She made the paperweight … ...
Understanding Marital Status Discrimination: From a Congressional Candidate... When constituents write to their political leaders and candidates, what they get back in just about every instance is a form letter. That’s not entirely a bad thing, I don’t … ...
10 Greatest Psychological Movies Photos by jason-sh, a psychoanalyst and filmmaker (I wrote and directed two feature films and a number of award-winning screenplays), I have decided to offer my choice of the 10 … ...
Suicide rates have soared in the U.S. Suicide rates have soared 24 percent in the U.S. since 1999, with the biggest increases among women, federal researchers report.
Dealing with OCD as a Teen While I can see OCD symptoms even in my childhood, now that I know what they are, my first “spike” of symptoms came my junior and senior year of high … ...
Destroying the Planet. We've Been Doing It For a Long Time. We need to recognize our common human blindness: We have never been able to put aside short-term gain for the good of the earth. Even though we have nowhere else to live.
Constant Rage and Aggression Could Be Linked to Brain... Clean the damn litter box, people! Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is when people are overcome with anger and lose control of their emotions. This disorder is characterized by hostility, loss of control and recurring aggressive outburst. People with IED can explode into a rage-filled episode … ...
Guest Blog- A Legacy of Scars: Self Injury Throughout... I’ve never had a guest blogger here before.  A woman reached out to me with this piece and allowed me to share it here. I have kept her original title but … ...
Which Is the Best Software for Protecting Kids Online? In today’s world, kids use digital devices almost constantly. If they’re not gaming on a pad or laptop, they’re texting and posting to social media on their smartphones. Or maybe … ...
FDA Moves to Ban Shock Devices Used to Treat Behavioral Problems The Food and Drug Administration wants to ban electrical stimulation devices used to treat behavioral problems, saying they pose an “unreasonable and substantial” risk to public health. Uh, you think?...
Research shows certain genes, in healthy environments, can lengthen lifespan Researchers have discovered how a gene in the brain's dopamine system can play an important role in prolonging lifespan: it must be coupled with a healthy environment that includes exercise.
Do Fathers Matter? As I was conducting my research to discuss a topic close to my heart – fatherhood – I came across a scholarly article written to deconstruct the necessity of a father in a person’s life.  The premise of the article was to describe how “neoconservative … ...