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How To Parent Like A Leader and Lead As A Parent

How To Parent Like A Leader and Lead As A Parent

There are few topics that elicit as many approaches and opinions as “what makes a great leader”.  Leadership is one of those characteristics that is easier to experience than define. ...
Podcast:  Support Groups for Mental Illness – What are They?

Podcast: Support Groups for Mental Illness – What are They?

 Most people understand how doctors and therapists work, but many people can’t quite wrap their minds around support groups – especially peer-led ones. In this episode, our hosts dissect...
Slow Crafting Tips: Petalplum Interview Part II

Slow Crafting Tips: Petalplum Interview Part II

Last week Ellie of PetalPlum shared her thoughts on slow stitching with us. She provided insight into her slow living approach to life. She shared the value of finding joy...
Learn How to Resolve & Release Emotional Pain

Learn How to Resolve & Release Emotional Pain

How can empathetic people let loose the burden of other people’s emotions? When your body has disease, illness or painful conditions, suppressed (somatized) emotion can exacerbate symptoms and escalate deterioration...
The 13 Biggest Disappointments of Adulthood

The 13 Biggest Disappointments of Adulthood

A recent post on Reddit got the community buzzing about what they felt were the biggest disappointments of adulthood. Most of the responses were quite heartfelt – many were a...
The Sanity Of An Egg

The Sanity Of An Egg

“If you still want me, Oh, tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree.”  Irwin Levine / L. Russell Brown There is a great power in the symbolic action.  From...
Wearing the Inside Out: Meaningful (Dis)connections

Wearing the Inside Out: Meaningful (Dis)connections

When used for purposes of knowledge acquisition, information sharing, and community involvement, no one would debate the idea that social media can have an enduring positive impact our lives. However,...
How to Reconnect to Yourself

How to Reconnect to Yourself

Reconnecting to ourselves doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to include grand gestures or pricey spa days or week-long retreats. It can be small. And it can be...
Today I Love Home Fries

Today I Love Home Fries

Today I love home fries especially when they are home made. I love that I made home fries this morning and that it was a premeditated thing that required cooking...
Raised By Struggling Parents: The Invisible Child

Raised By Struggling Parents: The Invisible Child

Some people were raised by narcissists, and some were raised by addicts. Some were raised by parents who were emotionally immature, and others were raised by workaholics. As a psychologist,...

Anxieties of Childbirth

In our book A Womb of Her Own, (Routledge, 2017) author Helena Vissing writes as follows: Balsam is in line with Holmes (2008) on the potential for psychic restructuring in...

Project Semicolon

Rarely do I write a provocative blog post, but today I will. This will make some of you mad, but it is my personal opinion. Many of you will write...
Why Victims of Abuse stay in the Relationship

Why Victims of Abuse stay in the Relationship

There are myths surrounding the topic of domestic violence and other types of abuse. Many falsely believe that a victim of abuse is masochistic and somehow likes to be abused....
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Growing Up with Divorce — The Internal Split

Growing Up with Divorce — The Internal Split

It isn’t news that growing up with divorced parents has an impact on our psychological and emotional lives. It’s already well-known that children of divorce are more likely to end...
New Study Shows How Motivation Affects Diet

New Study Shows How Motivation Affects Diet

A new study suggests that people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily. Led by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England, the study...
Periodontitis May Increase Risk for Dementia

Periodontitis May Increase Risk for Dementia

A new South Korean study adds to the growing body of evidence that chronic periodontitis may be a risk factor for dementia. Periodontitis occurs when an untreated gum infection spreads...