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5 Ways Rag Rug Weaving Improves Mental Health

5 Ways Rag Rug Weaving Improves Mental Health

There aren’t many (any?) books out there on how weaving improves mental health. Likewise, you won’t find a lot of writing about the mental health benefits of crochet, knitting, embroidery,...
The Anger Series Post 4:  Moving On to Reinvention

The Anger Series Post 4: Moving On to Reinvention

This is part 4 of a 4-part series on anger, an emotion common to most people with disabilities, hidden or in plain view. The first post, https://blogs.psychcentral.com/hidden-disabilities/2018/09/the-anger-series-post-1-tv-and-movie-tropes/, talked about the...
Hypocrisy And Genocide

Hypocrisy And Genocide

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” These words are often attributed to the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, but I have not found a precise citation...
3 Tips for Seeing the Happiness You Already Have

3 Tips for Seeing the Happiness You Already Have

Have you ever stopped to think about what it means to be happy? It’s not an uncommon question to ponder. After all, most of us are pursuing happiness in one...
Up Or Down?

Up Or Down?

I realize that my blog post subjects often depend on my mood. And I’m sorry about that, since sometimes I’m in a down or depressed mood. And yet, I’m not...
Today I Love The First Snow

Today I Love The First Snow

Today I love the first snow of this season that I’ve seen. I love how a sense of foreboding builds until it happens and then there is a release as...

# 305: Sexual Violence on the College Campus

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge 2017) author Katie Gentile writes as follows: Research indicates that dating and sexual violence is common among college students, with prevalence...
6 Dangerous Delusions Someone You Know Might Have

6 Dangerous Delusions Someone You Know Might Have

Have you ever spoken to someone with delusions? Would you know a delusion if you encountered one? What about a person experiencing a hallucination? If you found yourself shaking your...
Common Thinking Errors Behind Performance Anxiety

Common Thinking Errors Behind Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety is rooted in fear and it is the fear of sexual failure in the future based on sexual failure in the past. The fear itself is not rational...
When You Commit To A Life Of Writing

When You Commit To A Life Of Writing

Anyone will tell you breaking into the business is the hardest part. Generally, rookie writers struggle to write on weekends or early mornings before their day job starts. If they...
Give Yourself a Gift

Give Yourself a Gift

Ram Dass is sitting at the bedside of a woman in her 60’s, dying from cancer. Their brief conversation holds keys not only for dying but for living. Ram Dass...
Impulsive Computer Repair: A Cautionary Tale

Impulsive Computer Repair: A Cautionary Tale

Two years ago, my laptop’s hard drive decided to leave and take my data with it. I don’t remember, but there’s a reasonable chance these events inspired a post at...
Conflict Myth #2: Conflict Is Destructive

Conflict Myth #2: Conflict Is Destructive

Conflict can be VERY destructive. You don’t have to look past the news headlines to see the destruction caused by conflict around the world and in our own communities. Maybe...
Amazing Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Amazing Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

With the rising popularity of the Paleo and Keto dietary trends, you may have also been hearing the term Intermittent Fasting being tossed around like a kale salad. If the...
Laughter Can Impact Romantic Happiness & Sexuality

Laughter Can Impact Romantic Happiness & Sexuality

German researchers have found that laughter, whether it is shared or is directed at the significant other, has an important impact on relationship happiness. If partners handle laughter or being...