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Cruel Words: Why Do We ‘Treasure’ Them?

Cruel Words: Why Do We ‘Treasure’ Them?

A hundred compliments may be paid, enjoyed and swiftly forgotten but we will treasure one cruel word for a lifetime. Why? Shouldn’t it be the other way ’round? As I...
Today I Love Warmer Days

Today I Love Warmer Days

Today I love warmer days with subtle skies and happy breezes. I love that I have made it around the sun once more and returned to the northern hemisphere’s spring...
25 Inspiring Quotes on Embracing Your True Self

25 Inspiring Quotes on Embracing Your True Self

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” It is also the greatest struggle,...
Why I hate Alzheimer’s

Why I hate Alzheimer’s

To say I hate a disorder as a therapist is a big deal for me. I specialize in personality disorders and have found beauty and giftedness where most see dysfunction....
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Let Me Get Back To You

Dear reader, I have had a very intense week. I started some med changes yesterday and took two 45 minute naps today. My point is that I cannot think clearly...

How It’s Going

“So how do you think it’s going, Leah?” I’ve just sunk my frazzled body into one of the leather chairs in Paola, my therapist’s, room. She’s around my age and...
Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times

Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times

“The willingness to bear with our wounds opens our eyes and potentially our hearts to what is going on around us. A wounded planet is also potentially a healing planet,”...
“Proving” That You’re Trying With ADHD

“Proving” That You’re Trying With ADHD

One of the most common ways ADHD gets interpreted is by people thinking that ADHDers “aren’t trying.” People think to themselves “oh, she would’ve paid more attention if she cared”...
8 Tips for Healing Emotional Wounds

8 Tips for Healing Emotional Wounds

Do you ever wonder if healing from emotional wounds is really possible? Can someone really heal from trauma, rejection, depression, a broken heart? Perhaps you’ve been hurting for a long...
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...
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...