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Do’s and Don’ts for Setting Healthy Boundaries Leading a truly healthy and authentic lifestyle requires setting defined personal boundaries to create better relationships. Setting such boundaries helps improve communication skills, preserves self-respect and self-esteem, and decreases feelings of resentment and guilt. Knowing who we are as individuals and having a clear understanding … ...
Welcome to Disability & Empowerment How can a person with a disability lead an empowered life? “There are numerous issues which affect people with disabilities in many different ways than they do people without disabilities. … ...
Not Every Autistic Person Wants To Work In Tech There’s a misconception that everybody with Asperger’s is into computers. Which isn’t true. I can see where it comes from though. Think about it: we’re logical. We like patterns and … ...
The Story of a Fierce 8-Asserter Facing Death As an Asserter, Lester had difficulty giving up his power and sense of control… He insisted I see him as a powerful man.
Why Are Kids Sexting? Why do girls and boys send sexy photos? The answers for girls are different from the answers for boys.
When Change Changes You Suddenly it seems like everywhere I go online I’m reading about an app called Slack. Apparently it is like Twitter + Facebook for office types. Slack’s goal – according to its … ...
Here’s The Psychological Key to Improving Your Physical Health The key to weight loss, diet change, quitting smoking and more... » Continue reading: Here’s The Psychological Key to Improving Your Physical Health
Hallucinations linked to differences in brain structure People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of the brain compared to both healthy individuals and people diagnosed with schizophrenia who do not hallucinate, according to new research.
Recognizing the basic structure of language is not unique to the human brain Scientists have shed light on the evolutionary roots of language in the brain.
First insights into changes to developing brain caused by gene associated with autism New insights show how even very small changes to synapses can alter brain function and could lead to intellectual disabilities. Researchers note that new research will help in the development of better treatments.
#173 Negotiating Screen Time: Part 1    Eva the Weaver via Compfight   With all its many benefits the virtual world does not confer self-esteem. As an avenue for healthy psychological development and meaningful interpersonal relationships … ...
Grateful for Therapy As a therapist and having done my fair share of time on the couch, I am reminded during this time of thankfulness for the work that is therapy. It is life transforming not only for the client but also for the therapist. I could go … ...
What If We Treated Other Illnesses Like We Do... What if it was common for people to make jokes about having a left breast removed due to cancer? What if you heard those jokes in church, on social media, … ...
Today I Love That Predawn Creamsicle Sky Today I love that the predawn sky looked a perfect shade of orange and white hanging there above the dark horizon and it reminded me of the orange and vanilla … ...
Does Birth Order Determine Your Personality? Personal experience often trumps scientific facts: We expect the oldest to be responsible, the middle child to rebel. New proof shows that birth order isn’t as influential as we think in determining adult personality or intelligence. Are you confusing birth order expectations with age difference?
Hereditary Memory: Can a Child Remember What the Parent... ~ I carry someone else’s memory. Ilya Ehrenburg, Novyi mir cycle, January 1945 Offspring of trauma survivors often feel that they carry the memory of their parents. They were not alive at the time. They were not supposed to know. Often, they were not even … ...
Why Alone Is Not the Same as Lonely With more and more people living single and living alone, and so much hand-wringing about loneliness, it has never been more important to understand the difference between the kind of … ...
Physiological Effects of Stress Stress isn’t just how we feel, it creates physiological changes that effect our entire body. We can bring positive physiological changes to our body by learning to master stress in … ...
10 Common Myths about Mental Illness   Mental illness is Not Common 1 of 4 Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in their lifetime. In many cases, this is way more perverse in many other … ...
As Creedence Clearwater Revival once asked… “Have you ever seen the rain?” Well, yes. I’m listening to it right now, in fact. One of the pleasures of life. It comforts me. Its 5 am, dark outside. … ...