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25 Inspiring Quotes on Embracing Your True Self

25 Inspiring Quotes on Embracing Your True Self

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” It is also the greatest struggle,...
Why I hate Alzheimer’s

Why I hate Alzheimer’s

To say I hate a disorder as a therapist is a big deal for me. I specialize in personality disorders and have found beauty and giftedness where most see dysfunction....
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Let Me Get Back To You

Dear reader, I have had a very intense week. I started some med changes yesterday and took two 45 minute naps today. My point is that I cannot think clearly...

How It’s Going

“So how do you think it’s going, Leah?” I’ve just sunk my frazzled body into one of the leather chairs in Paola, my therapist’s, room. She’s around my age and...
Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times

Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times

“The willingness to bear with our wounds opens our eyes and potentially our hearts to what is going on around us. A wounded planet is also potentially a healing planet,”...
Do You Want A Values-Based Relationship?

Do You Want A Values-Based Relationship?

Each person who finds themselves in a relationship has as an influence and reference point: their upbringing and what they witnessed between those who raised them. There are three choices...
Today I Love Sunny Saturdays At The Pool

Today I Love Sunny Saturdays At The Pool

Today I love sunny Saturdays at the pool. I love how I end up in some of the most unusual places just because I’m happy to tag along to things...
“Proving” That You’re Trying With ADHD

“Proving” That You’re Trying With ADHD

One of the most common ways ADHD gets interpreted is by people thinking that ADHDers “aren’t trying.” People think to themselves “oh, she would’ve paid more attention if she cared”...
8 Tips for Healing Emotional Wounds

8 Tips for Healing Emotional Wounds

Do you ever wonder if healing from emotional wounds is really possible? Can someone really heal from trauma, rejection, depression, a broken heart? Perhaps you’ve been hurting for a long...
Lost in the Shadows of HIPAA

Lost in the Shadows of HIPAA

A person can be lost living on the street with a debilitating mental illness. They can refuse all help from a caring family, even if they are cognitively impaired and...
I Need To Do Something

I Need To Do Something

A doctor friend of mine mentioned recently that the thing he remembers most about the DSM definition of ADHD is the part that states the person with this disorder may...
Spiritual Counseling & The Plain-Vanilla Viewpoint

Spiritual Counseling & The Plain-Vanilla Viewpoint

Sometimes people, including psychologists and social workers, believe that they have an unbiased, base-line or “plain vanilla” point of view. It can be very difficult for someone who aligns with...
Delusions May Stem from ‘Sticky’ Beliefs

Delusions May Stem from ‘Sticky’ Beliefs

A study published in the journal Brain offers new insights into the development of delusions — false beliefs that are rigidly held with strong conviction despite contradictory evidence. Based on the...