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Time Blindness

Time Blindness

The ADHD Scramble is a thing. Trust me. And we all do it. Even those of us who have Inattentive Type ADHD. There comes a time when we have things to do and no time left and our minds and out lives become a donnybrook of activity....

A Therapist’s Harrowing Journey into Motherhood

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge, 2017), the author Kristin Reale describes her harrowing journey into motherhood in the following way: My journey into pregnancy and motherhood was life-changing both personally and professionally beginning with the labor and delivery....
Today I Love Feeling Good

Today I Love Feeling Good

Today I love feeling good about the people and things that surround me. I love how comfortable it is to wake up to smiles and laugh about things before breakfast....
The Power of Stress (And How To Win!)

The Power of Stress (And How To Win!)

Stress.  There are few words that we leverage to describe so many unpleasant and different states of being, feeling and thinking.  Much like most emotions,...
Sympathetic Joy Part 2

Sympathetic Joy Part 2

Enthusiastic acknowledgement of their successes.  Who is the happiest of man? He who values the merits of others and in their pleasure takes joy, even though it was his own....
7 Examples of Positive Reinforcement in Everyday Situations

7 Examples of Positive Reinforcement in Everyday Situations

Positive reinforcement is a highly recommended concept that is grounded in behavioral psychology and is used regularly within applied behavior analysis services. Positive reinforcement refers to the addition of a...
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When ADHD Makes Simple Tasks Exhausting

When ADHD Makes Simple Tasks Exhausting

For all the times people with ADHD have been told to try harder, there’s something that needs to be said: having ADHD can be a lot of work. What you can’t tell from the outside is that ADHD symptoms can make a seemingly straightforward task much harder for someone than it would be if they didn’t have ADHD....
Animals Can Be Highly Sensitive Too

Animals Can Be Highly Sensitive Too

Several years ago I happened across a book by Dr. Elaine Aron called “The Highly Sensitive Person.” Before I even read the book, I thought to myself, “I think she means me!”...
Yoga or PT Shown to Improve Back Pain and Sleep

Yoga or PT Shown to Improve Back Pain and Sleep

A new randomized controlled study suggests yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treat co-occurring sleep disturbances and back pain, thus reducing the need for medication. Researchers from...
What Triggers Harsh Parenting Among Alcoholic Moms?

What Triggers Harsh Parenting Among Alcoholic Moms?

Alcohol dependence among mothers is a significant predictor of harsh parenting over time, according to a new study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. Children of parents with substance...