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Resilience is a Great Career Trait to Cultivate Resilience is valuable for anyone, but seems especially so for Millennials in business. Three reasons why cultivating it is always a solid career move.
8 Things I’ve Learned from Being a Psychotherapist Life is colorful, and having black or white thinking forces you to live a blind life. Imagine living in a world where you weren’t able to tell the difference between light blue, dark blue, purple, pink, red, orange, mint green, dark green, deep green, blue … ...
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How Music Can Help ADHD Symptoms What’s the one thing all people with ADHD have in common? The one thing they all struggle with… Lack of self control. People with ADHD lack control over their movements … ...
News of Note: Kids with ADHD, Medical Marijuana Legalization,... Kids with ADHD More Likely to Have Allergies, Asthma A new study in Korea found that children with ADHD had a 1.6 times greater risk of asthma and a 1.4 times greater risk of nasal allergies than children without ADHD. The study of more than … ...
Moral Responsibility and the Strike Back Emotion Where does the belief in moral responsibility come from?
Today I Love Late Nights And Late Mornings Today I love late nights and late mornings, going out to experience something warm and wonderful like a cello recital in a beautiful old church after a hard day’s work … ...
To Doubters of Breastfeeding's Importance Is it unfair to women to point out that babies need breast milk?
The 5 Uncommon Strengths of the Emotionally Neglected With their heads held high but their spirits lower than should be, they walk among us. “I don’t need any help,” they say with a smile. But “what do you … ...
Polyphonic Polyamory The word polyphonic describes the blending of many voices or sounds.  The term polyamory is derived from the Greek word for ‘many’ and the Latin word for ‘love’. From a sociological perspective, it is also … ...
Self-Care Sunday: Disconnecting from Our Devices and Reconnecting to... We take our devices—namely our phones—everywhere with us: to dinner, to bed (so they’re the first and last things we see before slumber), even to the bathroom. But at least … ...
Is the World Headed for a Catastrophe? The Doomsday Clock says that the world is three minutes away from a global disaster. Should we pay attention to it? The Doomsday Clock is not a real clock. It … ...
The death of the soul has been greatly exaggerated I’ve got a piece in today’s Observer looking back on 20 years since novelist Tom Wolfe wrote a landmark article that threw open the doors on how the new science of cognitive neuroscience was challenging the notion of the self. Exactly 20 years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote one of the most influential articles in neuroscience. […]
Providing Hopefulness For Clients Frequently, I am asked the question, how do you listen to people’s problems all day long? Isn’t it depressing? As a psychotherapist, I listen to people’s most personal, distressing concerns. Often, they have not shared their concern with anyone else. When a new client enters … ...
How Do Mental Illness Diagnoses Really Compare to Medical... One of the common complaints I hear about mental illness diagnoses is that they are “unscientific,” based upon a bunch of subjective symptoms that are arbitrary. People who dismiss mental illness as not being “real” say it doesn’t have laboratory tests, biopsies or meaningful imaging … ...
The Decline of Courtship in the Modern Age To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way. — Plato Call me ‘old-fashioned,’ but the banality of dating habits I hear about from male and female psychotherapy clients in their 20’s and 30’s makes me recoil … ...
It Is Okay To Ask For Help If you have a mental illness, you are going to need help. Point. Blank. The first thing you have to do is be brave enough seek out professional help. Initial appointments … ...
9 Tips for Overcoming Chronic Lateness If you’re chronically tardy, how do you start showing up on time? Many people have the habit of constantly running late — and they drive themselves, and other people, crazy. Now, I have the opposite problem — I’m pathologically early, and often arrive places too … ...
Dipping Into Mindfulness Meditation Over the past couple of months, I’ve transitioned from working for a newspaper as a full-time reporter to working for myself as a freelance writer. This led to two immediate changes: … ...
Psychiatry Research Updates: Antidepressant Dosage and Self-Harm... SELF-HARM Does Dose Matter When it Comes to Antidepressants and Self-Harm? Concerns about the possible risk of suicide in young people taking antidepressants are often voiced by experts and parents. But how much of a role does dosage play in the risk of suicide and … ...