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Raising a Child Whose Trauma Triggers Your Own

Raising a Child Whose Trauma Triggers Your Own

Not every adult experienced trauma as a child, but far more people have than what most of us realize. Research by the CDC estimates that about 60% of adults in America experienced at least one case of trauma during their
6 Ways to Self-Soothe When Starved for Touch

6 Ways to Self-Soothe When Starved for Touch

“I can’t stop crying.” “I didn’t get my stimulus check and I have no idea how I’m going to pay my rent this month.” “My uncle died, and I can’t...
Today I Love Wet Weekends

Today I Love Wet Weekends

Today I love wet weekends when the world seemed so dry that it was about to crack and crumble. I love how timing sometimes makes me laugh, my plan is to work on fixing the garden hose spigot at the cottage this weekend and it looks like I might have to do that in the rain....
Rebuilding Damaged Trust

Rebuilding Damaged Trust

Linda: When trust has been severely damaged, there are ways to promote the healing process: 1) being willing to live in the unknown, 2) holding the tension of the opposites,...
Psychology Around the Net: July 11, 2020

Psychology Around the Net: July 11, 2020

This week’s Psychology Around the Net explains the difference between emotional baggage and emotional success, dives into stereotypes and how to combat them, discusses mental health services for police officers...
How Can a Marriage Survive a Divorce?

How Can a Marriage Survive a Divorce?

Too often we witness the dismantling of marriages by couples in the public light as well as those of friends and acquaintances because of an affair. Almost always outsiders feel compelled to condemn,...
PTSD: War, Abuse, or Accidents?

PTSD: War, Abuse, or Accidents?

At one point in Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, the narrator, a German veteran of WWI, describes his visit home on leave: “I look at myself in the glass....

Special Needs Sibling Equity

Every child is unique, and their uniqueness often is why they are not treated the same.  Children need things to be fair. Growing up,...
Rethinking Stress So It Actually Supports You

Rethinking Stress So It Actually Supports You

We tend to view stress as a terrible thing. After all, stress sparks or leads to all sorts of health concerns and conditions. But while stress can be harmful,...
Probiotics May Help Ease Depression

Probiotics May Help Ease Depression

A new review suggests that probiotics, either taken by themselves or when combined with prebiotics, may help ease depression. While the underlying mechanism remains unclear, probiotics may help reduce the...