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10 Ways To Cope When Your Life Seems Out Of Control

10 Ways To Cope When Your Life Seems Out Of Control

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could finally get – and keep – our life in order? If we never fought with our mates or children? If there was always enough money in the bank and for retirement? ...

Free Britney & Conservatorship

Conservatorship can be a contentious topic and, for the most part, I’ve always leaned toward not conserving someone unless it is absolutely necessary and now, I want to buy a “Free Britney”...
How Do I Know If I Ended a Relationship Well?

How Do I Know If I Ended a Relationship Well?

A client recently ask me this question. She was doubting the way she handled ending a relationship with a friend that was in constant need of her and not respecting her boundaries and time....
ADHD and the Spend-to-Use Ratio

ADHD and the Spend-to-Use Ratio

Here’s the thing about impulsive purchases. It’s not just that you spend more money than you have. It’s that you spend more money than you have on items you don’t even end up using....
Reducing Depression with Hands-On Activities

Reducing Depression with Hands-On Activities

I always hated it when I was in the midst of depression and someone would say to me, “just do something to take your mind off of it”. If I had that much control over the chaos inside of my mind then I
Why Your Asperger’s-NT Relationship is Failing

Why Your Asperger’s-NT Relationship is Failing

Aspie-neurotypical relationships often start out with intense passion, then fizzle and devolve into disaster. For the purpose of this article, I have used the word “aspie” instead of “autistic;” however,...
This Is Not A Rehearsal

This Is Not A Rehearsal

This is not a practice run. This is all we get. I will not get a do over of this day. I will not get to try this week again....
Today I Love Spring Flowers

Today I Love Spring Flowers

Today I love Spring flowers popping up all over the place. I love that I am sitting out on the front porch writing my posts for the second day in a row....

Clarifying Your Diagnosis

Although people who live with bipolar, depression, or other psychiatric illnesses often are relieved to receive an explanation for why they are feeling the way they feel, they rarely, if ever,...
Best of Our Blogs: April 23, 2019

Best of Our Blogs: April 23, 2019

It’s hard not to feel down about the state of the world today. I’m writing this on April 22, Earth Day. If you google Earth Day 2019, you’ll see articles...
Openness Before Honesty

Openness Before Honesty

How do you feel when someone starts a sentence with “If I’m being totally honest,” or “May I be honest with you?” Are they lying the rest of the time?...
Logic Can Suffer When it Comes to Political Beliefs

Logic Can Suffer When it Comes to Political Beliefs

New research has found that, regardless of political affiliation, tribal instincts kick in and people’s ability to think logically suffers when it comes to arguments related to their political belief...