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The Portals into Self-Compassion

The Portals into Self-Compassion

I grew up in a Quaker family where I was taught to serve others and consequently became a therapist which has brought great meaning into my life. However, until recently,...
3 Tips for Parental Alienation Victims’ Partners

3 Tips for Parental Alienation Victims’ Partners

The first date you have with a Victim of Parental Alienation, you automatically became a victim too. When you became their boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife, you clinched the deal,...
Caring for Yourself When You’re a Caregiver

Caring for Yourself When You’re a Caregiver

When you’re a caregiver, your own self-care often takes a backseat. Often it feels out of reach. After all, you have serious, important, time-consuming responsibilities, on top of your other...
Another Day Not Promised

Another Day Not Promised

“Somewhere over the rainbow, Way up high, There’s a land that I heard of, Once in a lullaby” ARLEN HAROLD, HARBURG E Y That song was sung by none other than...
Today I Love The Beating Sun

Today I Love The Beating Sun

Today I love the beating sun as it scorches the world to remind us that summer has its down side too. I love the fun that people are having here...

#297: Rape Victims and Loss of Identity

In A Womb of Her Own (Routledge, 2017) Dr. Kristin Davisson describes the changes in identity following rape or witnessing rape. She quotes a participant in her study as follows:...
Podcast: Using Nature to Improve Mental Health

Podcast: Using Nature to Improve Mental Health

 We often hear about the healing qualities of nature. We’re told that connecting with nature is important, especially in this age where many people are tech connected during all...

Are You Angry? Could It Be Sadness? Could It Be Anxiety?

Therapist: “Besides angry, how else do you feel when people disrespect you?” Client: “Sad.” Therapist: “Where does that sadness come from?” Client: “It’s always been there.” Therapist: “What’s the worst...
ADHD and the City

ADHD and the City

Some people are definitely city people or not city people. Personally, I can see the advantages of living in both more and less dense areas. For people with ADHD, I...
The Facebook Political War

The Facebook Political War

“There’s only a certain amount of retard I can take in a day, as I’m sure is the case with everyone, but Facebook now narrows the margin to 5 mins...
Your Partner Is Your Teacher and Your Student

Your Partner Is Your Teacher and Your Student

A primary law of relationships is that we are not attracted to someone who is just like us. The phenomenon of complementarity dictates that in general we will be attracted...
Making Myself Happy

Making Myself Happy

What does it take to make someone with ADHD happy? Well, that depends on the person. We’re not much alike. That is to say that the commonalities we share have...
Experiencing Trauma: 7 Signs You Haven’t Healed Yet

Experiencing Trauma: 7 Signs You Haven’t Healed Yet

Have you ever experienced a traumatic situation? Do you feel you have overcome the negative effects of the trauma? Trauma is a powerful word.  Many clients who see me almost stagger...
How a Narcissist or Sociopath Reveals Himself

How a Narcissist or Sociopath Reveals Himself

The term “narcissist” has become too commonplace, often used to describe those that trigger or upset us, or we do not get along with at home, work, or school, over...
For Obese People, Health Risks Drop With Weight

For Obese People, Health Risks Drop With Weight

Overweight individuals who lose more than a fifth of their body weight more than double their chances of achieving good metabolic health, compared to those who only lose a relatively...