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What Is an Obsession/Compulsion? And What Is Not?

What Is an Obsession/Compulsion? And What Is Not?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder characterized by obsessions and compulsions. Before continuing, I should note that it is not easy to identify an obsession/compulsion without knowing more about the...
Time Tetris

Time Tetris

How old are you? If you’re too old, you might not know this, but if you’re too young you also might not get what I’m talking about. There’s a game...
Treating Others Right

Treating Others Right

“Come on people now, Smile on your brother, Everybody get together, Try to love one another, Right now” MICH HANSEN, JONAS JAYBERG, PHILLIP JACKSON  Learning how to treat your fellow man...
Are You Settling for the Consolation Prize?

Are You Settling for the Consolation Prize?

 What one really needs is not Nobel laureates but love. How do you think one gets to be a Nobel laureate? Wanting love, that’s how. Wanting it so bad one...

12 Regrets – What’s the Point!

Often times we think of regret as something we can get over, but it’s hard. If you lack mindfulness, and tend to ruminate instead, you are more likely to fall...

5 Silver Linings After Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

“I am iron and I forge myself.” – Lagertha, Viking Shieldmaiden As a therapist working with survivors of narcissistic abuse, I am consistently in awe of my clients’ willpower, fortitude,...
Today I Love The Considerate Rain

Today I Love The Considerate Rain

Today I love the considerate rain that waited until today to fall. I love that it is falling gently now as it did before the weekend, and that though we...
New Research:  What Do Women Want?

New Research: What Do Women Want?

It has gone on since Sigmund Freud flippantly replied to a question by one of his female followers about the motivation of women:  “The great question that has never been...
Immediate Help With Your Parenting Fatigue!

Immediate Help With Your Parenting Fatigue!

Parent fatigue is real.  While it often feels pretty lousy to manage our parenting responsibilities and compassion in a less-than-optimal manner, it likely occurs most when our resources are depleted. ...
The Missing Step in the Grief Process

The Missing Step in the Grief Process

In my last post here, I shared about the devastating grief I have been working through over the last month to date. If you are just reading this blog as...
Best of Our Blogs: August 21, 2018

Best of Our Blogs: August 21, 2018

My family and I fit in one final family vacation before the school year begins. While there, I fantasized about life without illness. Wouldn’t it be great if we could...
How Parents Affect Our Mental Health

How Parents Affect Our Mental Health

I’d like to focus my next post on family and how they react to and affect our mental health. When I was seventeen, I felt my black hole expanding. It...
Great Quotes From Famous Screenwriters

Great Quotes From Famous Screenwriters

These screenwriters have advice about how they prepare to write, how they write dialogue, their plotting, which ideas to write, how they keep every scene dramatic, things they keep in...
The Simplest Weight Loss Tip

The Simplest Weight Loss Tip

We all know a couple of things about weight loss. It usually involves eating less and moving more. 2) Weight loss is tough to maintain. One tip reported by Healthline.com...