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How to Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes You can empathize with people in three ways: recognizing their situations as analogous to your own, perceiving their pain or emotions using mirror neurons, or simulating their experiences using unconscious embodied rules.
How to Get Your First Client Part 2 In the first part of this series, we discussed getting some basics set up so that you get referrals. We covered what doesn’t work what does work, and how to build a marketing flow. As you start to meet more people, your practice will grow. … ...
Fast Food Communication Once upon a time, people sent handwritten letters, thank you notes and greeting cards as a practice. For those reading this who are under 20, you might be scratching your head, thinking, … ...
Misdiagnosing Bipolar Disorder as Anxiety When you don’t feel well for a while, the usual course of action is to give your primary care physician a call. You drag yourself over to their office trying … ...
ADHD, It’s Not Just For Children I have an issue with a lot of articles being written about ADHD. And as the title above suggests, that issue has to do with children. Now don’t get me … ...
OCD and the Holidays For those celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or other winter celebrations, the holiday season is about to begin — or already has, for the Americans enjoying Thanksgiving feasts today. Sometimes, a holiday … ...
How Teachers Can Be More Successful with ADHD Students 1. Break things down. It’s okay to give one instruction at a time, even if you’re working with older students. You don’t have to tell them everything at once. Give … ...
8 Secret Body Language Cues That Can Control Your Behavior Subtle body language in others can trigger emotional, cognitive, and behavioral reactions in us -- and we may be completely unaware of them.
How To Get Through The Holidays Part I Number one: Just don’t give a shit Number two: Keep it real cause you are real Number three: Take a lot of tranquilizers Number four: Kiss my ass is your mantra … ...
Getting the Most out of Imago Couples Therapy: Reframe,... Couples therapy is a time for learning and growing as a couple. It’s a time to take a moment to sit down in this fast-paced world and really listen to what your partner is saying. Whether you’ve been going to couples therapy for years or … ...
The 8 Faces of Grief There is no one-way to grieve. If you think back to a time when you have grieved the loss of a loved one, you might notice that you reacted very differently to another family member or friend. In this article Colleen wrote for PsychCentral, she talks about the 8 faces of grief, and how they […]
Why daydreaming is good for you Most people think of rest as the times when we stop work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength. But historians and anthropologists have discovered that what counts as rest has varied a lot over time and across cultures. Rest is very difficult to understand, not least because it is experienced in [...]
The Guilt About Feeling Guilty I’m not going to get into Thanksgiving, but, some of us don’t want to do it. But we do. And when we don’t, some of us feel guilty. After years … ...
Humankind's Current Growing Pains Are Right On Schedule Taking stock is a good use of the holiday season, hard this year what with the calamities all around us. Still, from a broad vista humankind is doing fine, just what we'd expect to be doing now given evolutionary and human history.
Food and Community Perhaps more than any other day of the year, Thanksgiving shows us that food is so much more than just fuel for our bodies. It’s a holiday that’s centered around … ...
Rediscovering and Remembering What We’re Grateful For... Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who’s celebrating! So I was away a bit longer than I thought (apparently revising almost 70,000 words takes some time). But we’ll be back to regular … ...
Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship Unlike physical or sexual abuse, emotional abuse can be much harder to pinpoint and recognize. Emotional abuse often is inconsistent in amount and duration and happens in multiple forms. At its core, emotional abuse plays into deep-seated fears of rejection, abandonment, unworthiness, shame and loveability. … ...
Thanksgiving Reading Helpful posts to read while you're taking a breather....
Things I’m Thankful For Happy Thanksgiving! I made a list of all the things I’m thankful for today. I know most of us who’ve got issues complain a lot (we need to!) but it’s … ...
Molecular trigger for cerebral cavernous malformation identified Researchers in Italy, Germany and the United States have identified a regulatory protein crucial for the development of cerebral cavernous malformation -- a severe and incurable disease mainly affecting the brain microvasculature. The results show that the KLF4 protein plays a central role in the development of CCM lesions.