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Adoption and The Replacement Child

In our book A Womb of Her Own author JoAnn Ponder writes as follows: I believe that infertility results in object loss much like bereavement, except that the loss is a fantasy of what might have been,...
Today I Love Fridays

Today I Love Fridays

Today I love Fridays and the sudden realization that the week is about to screech to a halt and make way for the weekend. I love that there is rain and even possibly snow because I’m hoping the ground will stay moist enough for me to try rolling the lawn on Monday because I’ve decided I’d like to have a not lumpy lawn this year,...
Behavioral contracts between parent and child

Behavioral contracts between parent and child

A behavioral contract is an intervention strategy that is sometimes used in the field of ABA. This strategy is helpful for some individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral contracts are...
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Learning to Breathe Like You Love Yourself

Learning to Breathe Like You Love Yourself

“Breathe like you love yourself.” I have been hearing my yoga teacher, Adriene, say this for more than a year now. And because I do Yoga with Adriene nearly every day,...
9 Reasons We Need To Teach Children About Mental Health

9 Reasons We Need To Teach Children About Mental Health

Teaching children about mental health and what that involves can have a big impact on making them more prepared for life; this is important for a number of reasons in my opinion and can really help reduce stigma and raise awareness by starting with the younger generation....
Best of Our Blogs: April 26, 2019

Best of Our Blogs: April 26, 2019

I mistakenly believed that life would get less busy once my kids were in school. Although that hasn’t happened yet, I realized that life will only get busier because there...
Living with Chronic Anorexia 

Living with Chronic Anorexia 

It’s been two-thirds of my life that I have been listening to this harassment in my head. I’ve talked back, I’ve fought back, I’ve negotiated, and yet I still suffer....
Get to the Point!

Get to the Point!

Here’s what hell looks like to me: having to wake up every morning and immediately go sit in a room for eight hours while someone talks about a topic of their choosing in far more more detail than is necessary....
Narcissistic Families: Growing Up in the War Zone

Narcissistic Families: Growing Up in the War Zone

When you are raised in a narcissistic family it can feel like there is no help. Parents who are narcissistic are often self-focussed. They will relate to their children as “self-adjuncts”...
Setbacks and Why We Need Them

Setbacks and Why We Need Them

    Setbacks force a fundamental collision of two realities: that which we would like to maintain (our subjective reality) and that which is actually occurring (the objective reality)....
Recovery from Abandonment

Recovery from Abandonment

Abandonment is one of the hardest experiences to heal from. It is a form of betrayal that leaves a person feeling bereft with grief. The grief process also takes a...
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Disability Fraud:  Why the Hysteria?

Disability Fraud: Why the Hysteria?

Last week I commented on an article in the New York Times that reported on the Trump administration’s proposal to monitor the social media accounts of people who
Flow State Together Part 2

Flow State Together Part 2

Linda: Flow is the ultimate ecstatic experience, the highest level of happiness. A successful marriage operates inflow state a large portion of the time because both partners are meeting challenges with skills....
7,800 Scout Leaders Accused of Sexual Abuse

7,800 Scout Leaders Accused of Sexual Abuse

A law firm claims to have found evidence of more than 7,800 child sex abusers serving as leaders of the Boy Scouts of America. It says the Boy Scout organization has a ‘perversion file’...
3 Myths & Challenges Of Family Therapy

3 Myths & Challenges Of Family Therapy

Family therapy can truly become either a saving grace or a boxing ring. For many of my clients, it’s a boxing ring full of traps, snakes, confusion, and drama....
Acupuncture May Help Ease PTSD After Natural Disaster

Acupuncture May Help Ease PTSD After Natural Disaster

Acupuncture may be an effective complementary treatment for improving psychological and pain symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a natural disaster, according to a new study by Italian...