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Support Self-Care Power in Adolescents

Support Self-Care Power in Adolescents

The life stage of adolescence is quite complex. Adolescents go through many changes. The experiences an adolescent has during their teen years can influence their adulthood for better or for...
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Which ADHD Symptoms Are the Most ADHD?

Which ADHD Symptoms Are the Most ADHD?

If you’re being evaluated for possible ADHD, symptom questionnaires often feature prominently in the process. Many of these questionnaires contain lists of statements such as “I often make careless mistakes.”...
Safe Place Fear

Safe Place Fear

The phrase, “safe place” should stir up thoughts of comfort and, well … safety, right? But when you have ADHD, the idea of a safe place, for some of us,...
Coping with Re-Opening Schools During a Pandemic

Coping with Re-Opening Schools During a Pandemic

There’s no easy answer to the question of how and when to re-open schools during a pandemic. Most public health experts suggest schools should only open if the rate of...
PTSD from Life-Threatening Illness – An Enduring Somatic Threat

PTSD from Life-Threatening Illness – An Enduring Somatic Threat

For years I have worked with patients who have suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress in the aftermath of life-threatening medical illness- be it cancer, heart attack or stroke etc. Particularly in the first few months post-diagnosis and treatment,...
How an Invalidating Parenting Style is Affecting You Today

How an Invalidating Parenting Style is Affecting You Today

Over the years I have found some parenting styles that repeatedly have the most negative effects on the upbringing of children and their level of adjustment as adults.  I shared the Histrionic style in one of my last posts,...
Stop Blaming and Criticizing Yourself

Stop Blaming and Criticizing Yourself

Sheila was suffering from exhaustion. She was overworked at home and at her job. She knew that she was taking too much upon herself, but she could not help it....
Today I Love Waking Up Tired

Today I Love Waking Up Tired

Today I love waking up tired, wondering why, and then remembering all the things I did on the weekend. I love that we have gotten past the catch up stage of reopening and are now back to our three day weekends for a while at least....
Happily Ever After Versus Happily Right Now

Happily Ever After Versus Happily Right Now

When I was little and my still-developing brain could only think using black or white thinking, I didn’t think to question the concept of “happily ever after.” So I truly believed that if I wasn’t happy yet,...
Podcast: Negative Self-Talk and Pessimism

Podcast: Negative Self-Talk and Pessimism

  “You’re so stupid. That was the dumbest thing anyone has ever done.” You probably wouldn’t ever say this to a loved one — but would you say it to...