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Part 1: Asperger’s & Empathy

Part 1: Asperger’s & Empathy

Mother and Daughter Elise, 36, has Asperger’s. She sits in her mother’s living room, researching the neurological implications of trauma spectrum disorders in early childhood development.  Her mother, Linda, 58,...

Bipolar Irritability And Rage

If you live with bipolar disorder you have experienced irritability. It is that feeling like sandpaper on our brain. Everything bugs us. No one else can say the right thing....
Book Review: The Worry Workbook for Kids

Book Review: The Worry Workbook for Kids

If the goal of child rearing is to help children develop into independent adults, it’s hard to imagine how that is possible if worry prevents them from doing the very...
Pre-existing Conditions

Pre-existing Conditions

“One pill makes you larger, And one pill makes you small, And the ones that mother gives you, Don’t do anything at all” Grace Slick  I am coming to full...
Authors Share Their Best Writing Advice

Authors Share Their Best Writing Advice

Whether we write or practice any kind of skill or craft, we are always learning. There’s always something to sharpen, to cultivate, to discover, to understand on a deeper, almost...
How You Can Be More Confident

How You Can Be More Confident

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre I suffered from a lack of self-esteem and little confidence when I...

A Letter to a Sociopath

Dear Sociopath, A lot of people would say that writing you this letter would be a big waste of time, because sociopaths are known to be void of feelings. They...
Can We Agree?

Can We Agree?

You and I, we know this thing we call ADHD. But just who is it calling it ADHD? Well, that’s the name given in the DSM, the Diagnostic and Statistical...
Today I Love This Old House

Today I Love This Old House

Today I love this old house and how it has grown to become home to me. I love that, though it is clearly nestled in suburbia and fits in with...
Best of Our Blogs: October 19, 2018

Best of Our Blogs: October 19, 2018

There are a lot of things not going well these days. But it often overshadows the good things like how accessible learning has become. With a click of the button,...
Taking Stock of Your Relationships

Taking Stock of Your Relationships

Our relationships have a powerful effect on everything from how we feel to how we see ourselves to what our days look like. In other words, our relationships are paramount...
Rebellion: Necessary for Mental Health?

Rebellion: Necessary for Mental Health?

Here’s the oxymoron. The nicest people I know are the ones that never rebelled against their parents and they’re full of rage and bitterness. Conversely, the most peaceful people of...
Laughter Can Impact Romantic Happiness & Sexuality

Laughter Can Impact Romantic Happiness & Sexuality

German researchers have found that laughter, whether it is shared or is directed at the significant other, has an important impact on relationship happiness. If partners handle laughter or being...