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Today I Love The Rosy Glow Of Dawns Eastern Sky Today I love the rosy glow of dawn’s eastern sky lighting the soft clouded edge just enough to make it even softer than it already would have been. I love … ...
You Aren’t Charging Enough! What are you worth? $50 per hour? $200 per hour?  How did you decide you are worth that much?  When I launched my counseling private practice in Traverse City, all the insurance panels were closed. Let me give you a flavor of the private practice … ...
Psychology Around the Net: February 27, 2016 Welcome to another edition of Psychology Around the Net, sweet readers! Unlike last week, this one is on time! This week, we take a look at important topics such as teacher training for mental health first aid, the military’s care for people with mental health … ...
Adolescents and Depression Trending: Hope on the Horizon Through a Clinical Trial  Children and adolescents who suffer from Depression often withdraw from social interactions Meet Aimee  Happy-go-lucky in grade school, Aimee now cries … ...
News of Note: Teen Hookah Use Substantially Increasing Hookah Use Substantially Increasing Among Teens There is a misconception that smoking out of a hookah—a water pipe that uses flavored tobacco or tobacco-like products—is safer than smoking regular cigarettes, and this may be leading to an increase in this method of smoking, especially among … ...
“Affluenza”: 5 Reasons Not to Spoil Your Kids After reading the headline you might be questioning why such a topic has been broached, primarily on a website geared toward helping families adjust to and cope with mental illness. … ...
Psychiatric Name Calling Psychiatrists, psychologists and the general public tend to use certain terms in a defamatory way, rather than in an attempt to explain anything.
3 Things I Thought I Knew About ADHD That Were Wrong Today I’m an ADHD blogger. But before that I was just a guy with an ADHD diagnosis. And before that I was a guy who didn’t know much about ADHD … ...
Are Most Published Social Psychology Findings False? Social psychology is riddled with failures to replicate and, possibly, questionable research practices. How bad is it?
How ADHD Is Diagnosed So many people think that ADHD is diagnosed through some type of brain scan, blood test, or DNA test. In reality, ADHD is diagnosed through a series of psychological evaluations. … ...
A Little Dose of Perspective Can Lead You to... It’s not what you think it is. Anyone who knows me in real life (or even who’s connected with me on social media) will tell you that I’m somewhat of an eternal optimist, for better or worse. I choose to live my life looking at … ...
"Man Plans, and God Laughs" Life is full of uncertainty: Despite our best efforts to plan, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature and Father Fate. How we handle success and failure are measures of our worth.
Explosive Outbursts Not Necessarily Childhood Bipolar My phone buzzed with a panicked text from Lisa, the mother of Ariana, an eight-year-old girl I am treating for anxiety and school phobia. Ariana’s terror at the idea of … ...
What Trump’s Ascendancy Says About Our Mental Health Back in August, I wrote the blog post When Did Narcissism Become Presidential?. At that time, I thought Trump’s candidacy was something of a joke (a troubling one, but a … ...
Tricking Your Brain to Eat Healthy Is the path to eating healthy just a matter of tricking your brain? It may be, according to recent research. For instance, a study found that the order in which … ...
How People Commit Inhumanities How do people do harm and live with themselves?
How Your “Plan B” Is Killing Your Relationship You spill coffee down the front of your white blouse on your drive to work. But it’s okay, you have a Plan B: two extra “back up” blouses hanging in … ...
Turning to Personal Stories for Solace and Inspiration Memoirs are magic. Someone in a different situation, from a completely different background, in a completely different place, spills their soul onto the page, and many months or years later, … ...
What researchers learned about people with psychiatric disorders and love When looking for love, people with psychiatric disorders tend to look toward others with a disorder, one study suggests.
Being overweight linked to poorer memory Overweight young adults may have poorer episodic memory -- the ability to recall past events -- than their peers, suggests new research, adding to increasing evidence of a link between memory and overeating. Researchers found an association between high body mass index and poorer performance on a test of episodic memory.