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Three Mistakes Therapists Make When Networking and How to... You know that one of the best ways to grow your practice is to create a strong network of professionals that you trust, who trust you and who will send you referrals. You want to do that, but don’t want to feel like a spammy … ...
Finding an ADHD-Friendly Job Over my last year of college, a growing cognitive dissonance took hold of my life. On one hand, I’d been accepted to grad school and figured more school was the … ...
How Seeking Perfection Reveals Our Imperfection Do you seek perfection? Does everything you do need to be flawless and without the possibility of failure? If so, your pursuit of perfection might reveal a prominent imperfection! There are times when we need to be perfect or near-perfect, such as when constructing a … ...
The Millenials: A Depressed Generation? Research has recently reported that “Eight percent of 12-17 year-olds in the United States have experienced at least one major depressive disorder in the past year”. Some may argue that … ...
Do You Have Hoarder Tendencies? I have bags of mail taking up space in my closets. Bags, plural — last time I counted, it was more than a dozen grocery bags full, and that was more … ...
Gulliber's Travails Critics go hard-core with "science-based" medicine (and other practices and beliefs), but few readers will be impressed.
65 Last-Minute Body Positive Gifts For Your Loved Ones... Since I’ve been writing Weightless, every year around this time, I’ve shared a list of last-minute gifts we can give to our loved ones and ourselves — whether we’re celebrating … ...
5 Easy Habits That Strengthened My Relationships When people think about changing their habits, they often think of the diet-and-exercise family of habits. Also, as much as I personally love habits, I know that many people associate habit-change with having to make a lot of effort. But habits don’t have to take … ...
#178 Christmas at Ground Zero evan courtney via Compfight In honor of the season I wanted to go back to a story that has become the stuff of legend in our family. Christmas  has been … ...
Re-setting Your Happiness Set Point “The purpose of life is to be happy”  -His Holiness the Dalai Lama It may be surprising to hear these words from one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers. We … ...
The Body, In Relationship The body is relational. This is true on every level. In an era of social media, we might be lulled into believing that relationships can be built between minds alone, … ...
Holidays with the Narcissist Mother I grew up with one – a narcissist mother who never was satisfied with anything and expected the impossible from everyone.  The holiday season that was supposed to be filled … ...
Overprotecting Your Anxious Child Backfires — Try These 5... Parents want to protect their kids. This is natural, healthy and adaptive. As psychologist Elizabeth Penela, Ph.D, noted, “In many ways, parents are physiologically wired to protect their children from harm.” You also likely want to prevent your child from getting upset or stressed. And … ...
Another Reason Why You Should Not Spank Your Child Attempting to discourage inappropriate behavior? Spanking is detrimental and ineffective. The reason is that you are conditioning your child to pair morality with violence. And
Get Those Endorphins Going and Laugh Your Way Through... I don’t know who coined the phrase, “Laughter is the best medicine,” but I first connected the idea of laughter and health when I was little. My mother, a voracious … ...
Writing the Words You Need to Read Often I write the words I need to read. That’s how Weightless was born. For years I’d struggled with a bad body image and equated thinness with a beautiful life. … ...
Making Ends Meet So far, so good. The first interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve in nearly a decade has been mostly shrugged off by Wall Street.
The Social Cure For Mental Illness We are social animals who can be fully human only when interacting with others. In the US, we worsen the symptoms of our mentally ill by neglecting their needs and excluding them f
How to be Patient: Dealing with the Fire of Ambition The twenties are hard. I know this innately having just emerged from that tenuous decade with some serious life lessons. For the longest time I wanted things so badly I … ...
The Psychology of Terrorism: Things Not to Be Afraid... I feel sorry for people who wake up every morning being afraid. I’m not talking about individuals who suffer from serious anxiety disorders or agoraphobia. Rather, I’m thinking of those who believe that terrorism is a legitimate fear that can actually be addressed by closing … ...