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Teaching Children Mindfulness

Teaching Children Mindfulness

In our practice, we’ve noticed how more and more adults are becoming familiar with the concept of mindfulness. We know that mindfulness benefits us and improves our ability to be...
6 Ways to Overcome and Benefit from Embarrassment

6 Ways to Overcome and Benefit from Embarrassment

Henri Rousseau once wrote, “It’s not the criminal things which are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and shameful.” We’ve all been there, strutting down the path of humiliation with...
Lost in the Shadows of HIPAA

Lost in the Shadows of HIPAA

A person can be lost living on the street with a debilitating mental illness. They can refuse all help from a caring family, even if they are cognitively impaired and...
I Need To Do Something

I Need To Do Something

A doctor friend of mine mentioned recently that the thing he remembers most about the DSM definition of ADHD is the part that states the person with this disorder may...
Spiritual Counseling & The Plain-Vanilla Viewpoint

Spiritual Counseling & The Plain-Vanilla Viewpoint

Sometimes people, including psychologists and social workers, believe that they have an unbiased, base-line or “plain vanilla” point of view. It can be very difficult for someone who aligns with...
Today I Love The Snow Dusted Path

Today I Love The Snow Dusted Path

Today I love the snow dusted path that leads through the back yard to places where plans we have made will be put into action this year and maybe some...
9 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

9 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

When Bryan first met his girlfriend, he was smitten. She was charming, helpful, generous, kind, and interesting. She would laugh at his lame jokes, tell him how smart he was,...
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The Seeming Senselessness of Grief

The Seeming Senselessness of Grief

To say I’m not in love with grief is putting it mildly. I’ve been cycling through the (alleged) five stages of grief for, well, three solid months now since my...
Best of Our Blogs: March 22, 2019

Best of Our Blogs: March 22, 2019

One of the most difficult things about having chronic illness is the daily decisions of asking yourself how are you going to spend this moment? On bad days, when you’re...
1 Thing Modern Parents Are Doing SO Wrong

1 Thing Modern Parents Are Doing SO Wrong

“Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset,” sang Topol in Fiddler on the Roof. “Swiftly fly the years.” And in the twenty years that have swiftly flown since I graduated High School, another...
The Tetris Effect, and Why You See What You Look For

The Tetris Effect, and Why You See What You Look For

      One of the seven principles Shawn Achor, the author of, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work describes...
How to Become a Registered Behavior Technician

How to Become a Registered Behavior Technician

How do you become a registered behavior technician, also known as an RBT? This credential was developed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). An RBT is a professional who...
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The Fallacy of the Perfect Birth

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge, 2017) author Helena Vissing writes as follows: In the idealization of birth, the negative aspects are split off and understood explicitly...
Delusions May Stem from ‘Sticky’ Beliefs

Delusions May Stem from ‘Sticky’ Beliefs

A study published in the journal Brain offers new insights into the development of delusions — false beliefs that are rigidly held with strong conviction despite contradictory evidence. Based on the...
Some Autistic Kids Are In Tune with Mom’s Emotions

Some Autistic Kids Are In Tune with Mom’s Emotions

For children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), recognizing facial expressions in others is especially challenging. New research, however, finds that some ASD children display skilled and proficient emotional processing skills...