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9 Effective Ways to Reduce Chronic Stress

9 Effective Ways to Reduce Chronic Stress

It wasn’t until Martha came into her therapist’s office that she realized the extent of her stress. Prior to coming in, Martha thought she was losing her mind. As an...
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Podcast: Anger, Rage, and Mental Illness

Podcast: Anger, Rage, and Mental Illness

  Have you ever been so pissed off, in a state of absolute rage, and said or done something you completely regret later? Many people living with bipolar disorder understand...
Why Our Public Response to Kids Who Self Harm is So Wrong

Why Our Public Response to Kids Who Self Harm is So Wrong

Up to one half of adults have engaged in self-harming behaviors at some point in their life. Up to ONE HALF. This result was found during an extensive study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) about ten years ago....
When Friends Part Ways

When Friends Part Ways

We don’t often think too much about our relationship with our friends. We don’t tend to work on them, communicate within them, or bring them to therapy with us. Maybe...
The Secret to Stop Feeling Guilty About Practicing Self-Care

The Secret to Stop Feeling Guilty About Practicing Self-Care

At Paula Rizzo’s book signings, readers regularly ask her how they can stop feeling guilty about practicing self-care. A big reason for their guilt? They fear they’re not fulfilling their commitments and promises to others....
Today I Love Stormy Weekends That Don’t Seem Too Bad

Today I Love Stormy Weekends That Don’t Seem Too Bad

Today I love stormy weekends that don’t seem too bad. I love that we were expecting a lot worse and never got it. I love that the drive is all cleaned out until the plow comes by and then I’ll have to go clean it out again....
Do You Know Anyone with the Busyness Disease?

Do You Know Anyone with the Busyness Disease?

How many of us feel somewhat proud of our busy schedules? Surprisingly enough, many. Being able to initiate the humble brag (with requisite exasperation) about how many things we have...
Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

A new survey of caregivers of children with autism found that families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens. Moreover, some families are sometimes ridiculed and...
Judo Shows Promise for Kids With Autism

Judo Shows Promise for Kids With Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may benefit socially and physically from participating in judo, a martial art form that uses unarmed combat to train the mind and body, according...