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Dopamine Fasting Probably Doesn’t Work, Try This Instead

Dopamine Fasting Probably Doesn’t Work, Try This Instead

A behavioral brain fad called “dopamine fasting” (#dopaminefasting) has been floating around the internet for the past year. The idea is that by restricting most of your pleasurable daily activities...

Practicing Forgiveness

When you hold on to past hurt, you’re actually trying to relieve your pain by put- ting other people down and building yourself up. You may imagine that nursing old wounds is the way to be in control and prevent the humiliating exposure of your imperfections....
Revisiting the Idea of Winning

Revisiting the Idea of Winning

Linda: If you’ve ever been in the middle of a painful breakdown with your partner and felt overwhelmed with rage, fear, pain, despair, or some combination of the above,...
The Porn Panic: Is Porn a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

The Porn Panic: Is Porn a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

If it’s not the Gail Dines crowd screaming that porn is inherently anti-women and evil, it’s the David Ley crowd arguing that porn is great and wonderful and never a problem for anyone. One group thinks porn is
Dissecting the Contents of My Desk

Dissecting the Contents of My Desk

For those of us who have trouble keeping our desks clean and orderly, the contents of our desks are a little like the rings inside a tree. The inner layers tell a story about a time long past....
Tiny Acts of Kindness A Better World Makes

Tiny Acts of Kindness A Better World Makes

Way back in January of this year, I wrote about a heartwarming tale of kindness in Of Kindness and Pound Cake: Hope for 2019. I believe there’s a power in a tiny act of kindness that can vanquish a huge
Meaningful Work is the Best Therapy

Meaningful Work is the Best Therapy

The most important thing that led to my recovery from serious mental illness was being denied Social Security Disability Income. I’m
How’s Your DNA Doing?

How’s Your DNA Doing?

On Friday last, I told you I met one of my heroes, Rick Green. I told you we discussed the things that two people with ADHD discuss when they meet,...

Preparing For Seasonal Depression

Sometimes it feels like you just wake up one day and you’re depressed, when really there are signs of an upcoming episode if you pay close attention. However, for those that suffer from seasonal depression,...