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How You Can Be More Confident

How You Can Be More Confident

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre I suffered from a lack of self-esteem and little confidence when I...

A Letter to a Sociopath

Dear Sociopath, A lot of people would say that writing you this letter would be a big waste of time, because sociopaths are known to be void of feelings. They...
Can We Agree?

Can We Agree?

You and I, we know this thing we call ADHD. But just who is it calling it ADHD? Well, that’s the name given in the DSM, the Diagnostic and Statistical...
Today I Love This Old House

Today I Love This Old House

Today I love this old house and how it has grown to become home to me. I love that, though it is clearly nestled in suburbia and fits in with...
Best of Our Blogs: October 19, 2018

Best of Our Blogs: October 19, 2018

There are a lot of things not going well these days. But it often overshadows the good things like how accessible learning has become. With a click of the button,...
Taking Stock of Your Relationships

Taking Stock of Your Relationships

Our relationships have a powerful effect on everything from how we feel to how we see ourselves to what our days look like. In other words, our relationships are paramount...
Rebellion: Necessary for Mental Health?

Rebellion: Necessary for Mental Health?

Here’s the oxymoron. The nicest people I know are the ones that never rebelled against their parents and they’re full of rage and bitterness. Conversely, the most peaceful people of...
Can Psychotherapy Help for Schizophrenia?

Can Psychotherapy Help for Schizophrenia?

Since the birth of psychotherapy with Freud, most therapists have avoided treating patients with schizophrenia. Freud’s original conceptualization of the disease was as a narcissistic neurosis. He deemed the schizophrenic...
Learn to Move Like You Love Yourself

Learn to Move Like You Love Yourself

Sometimes I think I will never learn to love myself, and most especially the part of me that I reside in, my body. Although I think perhaps I knew how...
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...
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...