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3 Steps to Break Your Painful Relationship Patterns

3 Steps to Break Your Painful Relationship Patterns

“Until you heal your past, your life patterns and relationships will continue to be the same; it’s just the faces that change.” – Unknown First of all: honey, you are...
Paying Attention to Tiny Pleasures

Paying Attention to Tiny Pleasures

Gratitude is everywhere these days. We’re told to make gratitude lists. We’re told to stop and smell the roses, and notice all the other sweet little (and big) things in our lives....
Today I Love Getting New Rain barrels

Today I Love Getting New Rain barrels

Today I love getting new rain barrels, making plans to set them up and to use them and to remember to drain them in the fall before they freeze and split....
What to Do When Father’s Day is Not “Happy”

What to Do When Father’s Day is Not “Happy”

Trying to pick a card for Father’s Day is impossible for Mary. None of the cards she found reflected her experience. Her dad wasn’t present, didn’t support her interests, didn’t attend activities...
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Caregiver Guilt: The Untenable Position

Caregiver Guilt: The Untenable Position

In a flash, your life can go from tickety-boo to arsy-varsy, never to return to a comfortable, even boring, normal. Maybe it’s a cancer diagnosis or losing ones entire life savings....
Stay Funny, My Friends

Stay Funny, My Friends

Within scientific circles, humor is often treated as a “non-serious” topic. According to the article “The Importance of Humor Research” by Peter McGraw in Psychology Today, many scientists fear that...
Psychology Around the Net: June 15, 2019

Psychology Around the Net: June 15, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers ways you can be “good” at therapy (no joke), highlights an 11-year-old Montreal boy who created a video game to help kids understand...
14 Quotes to Inspire Self-Love

14 Quotes to Inspire Self-Love

Have you been short-changing yourself on self-care, saying critical or hurtful things to yourself, or setting unrealistic expectations for yourself? Are you ready to embrace your worthiness and start treating yourself with love?...
How I Saved a Life – The Story of Jane

How I Saved a Life – The Story of Jane

Two weeks ago a 12 year old named Jane came in to say how depressed she was.  Most 12 year old girls will articulate the following story 99 percent of the time: I think I might be gay/depressed/anxious/worried/scared or said the wrong thing on a group chat. ...