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Distinguishing Between OCD and GAD in Children

Distinguishing Between OCD and GAD in Children

As many parents of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will tell you, getting the right diagnosis is half the battle. Getting the right treatment is the other half. It’s true...

You Are Either In, Or You Are Out

When it comes to dealing with borderline personality disorders, you are either in or you are out. And once you become out, you can find yourself dealing with regret, personal...
Let’s Talk About Bandwidth

Let’s Talk About Bandwidth

I went to a party last week. Anyone who knows me well would make the perplexed head tilt now and say “really?” Yes, I did, and I even stayed an...
In Memory Of Maria

In Memory Of Maria

“I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain, I only wanted to one time to see you laughing, I only wanted to see you, Laughing in...
Required Negative Impact Of ADHD

Required Negative Impact Of ADHD

There are criteria for diagnosis of ADHD. And they keep changing. Why? I don’t know specifics, but mostly because we keep learning things. But there may be some influences on...
Today I Love The Chances That We Get

Today I Love The Chances That We Get

Today I love the chances that we get to love and to be loved. I love that when we lose someone the pain is a gauge of how much we...
10 Ways To Assess & Respond To Narcissists

10 Ways To Assess & Respond To Narcissists

How would you describe a selfish individual? What about them makes them selfish? Have you taken notice to their entitlement, arrogance, and lack of empathy? If so, you’re a few...
My Local Town Facebook Groups are a Hot Mess

My Local Town Facebook Groups are a Hot Mess

Back in the 1990s when I first got my start publishing mental health resources, it was my firm belief that the internet was a wonder that could help anyone who...
How to Be Happy When You Are Married

How to Be Happy When You Are Married

Yes, this is a post about single life, but for once, I want to talk about married life. What I have to say is relevant to single life, I promise....
Of Kindness and Pound Cake: Hope for 2019

Of Kindness and Pound Cake: Hope for 2019

Kindness. Think about that word for a moment. Kindness. Does it bring a smile? A tear? A shiver? When was the last time you were treated with kindness? When was...
OCD and Emetophobia

OCD and Emetophobia

The fear of vomiting, or emetophobia, affects people of all ages. It is often seen in childhood and if left untreated, can become debilitating. It is also known to develop...
A Lovely Fresh Way to Pray

A Lovely Fresh Way to Pray

I’ve never been completely sure I know how to pray. Even when I say to myself, “I am going to pray” or “I need to pray” or “I am praying,”...
Longevity and Bipolar Disorder

Longevity and Bipolar Disorder

What’s the average lifespan of someone with bipolar disorder? Now that I’m in my 50s, and now that I’ve lived with the diagnosis for nearly three decades, I wonder if...
Resourcefulness: Compassionate Problem-Solving

Resourcefulness: Compassionate Problem-Solving

My blog is all about how to engage conflict without casualties. I’ve written quite a bit about reframing our relationship with conflict and drama. In this post I suggested that...
The “Perfect” Foster Parent

The “Perfect” Foster Parent

Someone recently commented on a Facebook post of mine and said, “You’re basically the perfect foster parent, but I’d like to read a blog about those foster parents who aren’t...