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Suicidal Ideation (Trigger Warning)

This is not the way my life was supposed to turn out, at least according to me. By now I would be working at a big name fashion magazine making...
Don’t Wave the Big Guns Around

Don’t Wave the Big Guns Around

Linda: Sometimes in an argument, when one partner feels that they are losing, in their fear and desperation, they get out the big guns and start waiving them in the air....
Dietary Bull$hit, Medical Narcissism (Pt 2 of 2)

Dietary Bull$hit, Medical Narcissism (Pt 2 of 2)

In my forested hilltop hamlet of sixty Norwegian souls, there is a Little Free Library. How the book Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother’s Tokyo...
3 More Ways to Be Loving Toward Yourself

3 More Ways to Be Loving Toward Yourself

The idea of loving ourselves may seem strange, confusing or utterly ridiculous. It may seem selfish, abstract or out of reach. When psychotherapist Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC, talks to her...
Harmful Family Lies, Secrets, and Legacies

Harmful Family Lies, Secrets, and Legacies

Everyone tells a lie at some point or other in their life, no one is perfect. There is no one reason why someone might tell a lie as he/she might...
7 Winter Depression Busters

7 Winter Depression Busters

We’ve entered the “dark ages” as the midshipmen at the Naval Academy say — the weeks between Christmas break and Spring break when everyone turns a pasty white and the...
Using Some Discretion

Using Some Discretion

The word discretion means several things. It means to have the freedom to act, as in “at your own discretion.” It also means acting with decorum, choosing actions that are...
Today I Love Slow Starts

Today I Love Slow Starts

Today I love slow starts to easy days. I love moving at a steady pace when things need doing. I love that I can take the time to converse with...
What Two Men In Their 90s Taught Us About Happiness

What Two Men In Their 90s Taught Us About Happiness

Bernard, our upstairs neighbor, had just turned 94 (years old!) when he first began to learn how to use a desktop computer. He would send us an email every weekday...
Obsessed: Narcissists and Their Food

Obsessed: Narcissists and Their Food

It wasn’t until Tabitha had dinner at a friend’s house as a teenager that she realized there was something odd about how her family handled food. At her friend’s, there...
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Best of Our Blogs: January 18, 2019

Best of Our Blogs: January 18, 2019

Did you catch the aging #10yearchallenge on Facebook and other social media outlets? If not, you can learn more about it in this article. It’s fun to see how we’ve aged...
Types of Abusers: The “Victim”

Types of Abusers: The “Victim”

Victim-hood as Covert Abuse When you are the target of covert abuse, your abuser may present as a victim. This can be particularly confusing to you, the real victim, as...
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Boosting Screening for Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Boosting Screening for Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

Medical policymakers are increasingly urging aggressive screening and integrated care to help women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, PMADs...