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Today I Love Early Morning Alarms

Today I Love Early Morning Alarms

Today I love early morning alarms that get me up and going and let me experience the quiet part of the day that I usually miss. I love that I...
Does Crying Help or Hurt Depression?

Does Crying Help or Hurt Depression?

Tears. I liken them to numinous mist or emotional sign language. “They’re considered a release, a psychological tonic, and to many a glimpse of something deeper: the heart’s own sign...
Real Life Advice on How to Let Someone Down Easy

Real Life Advice on How to Let Someone Down Easy

Ghost them or be upfront? Let’s be real: the whole dating process comes with a ton of tough situations to navigate. Case in point: trying to figure out how to...

5 Tips for BadAss Special Needs Parents

“Until you have a child with special needs, you have no idea of the depth of your strength, tenacity and resourcefulness.” – Anonymous I love that quote. And it’s true....
Deception; Beyond the Cat’s Paw

Deception; Beyond the Cat’s Paw

Although some people employ deception for malicious reasons, most people lie to protect their self-images. Learn nine common scenarios where deception lurks. Fooling a Cat’s Paw to accomplish self-serving goals...
A Real Dose of Hope When You’re Feeling Hopeless

A Real Dose of Hope When You’re Feeling Hopeless

You’re trying to find a job, and after way too many interviews, you’re still unemployed. You’ve had a string of awful dates, and you’re convinced that you’ll never find your...
Index Tabs

Index Tabs

If I could have three wishes and I couldn’t wish for more wishes and I also couldn’t wish for money, I think I’d wish for index tabs first. Not the...
Mindfulness and Mood Changes

Mindfulness and Mood Changes

Can meditation help you identify oncoming mania or depression and give you time to intervene and avoid the worst? I’ve found that it can. Mindfulness meditation is simply being still...
On Leaving Things Unfinished

On Leaving Things Unfinished

  Completion, certainty, and a guarantee all have one thing in common – they leave no room for questioning. And these are things that give us a sense of security...
So How Was Goat Yoga For Me, You Ask?

So How Was Goat Yoga For Me, You Ask?

A few years back, I started a new tradition. It suddenly occurred to me that every year like clockwork I have another birthday. It always happens in December, just a...
Persistence: Compassionate Accountability

Persistence: Compassionate Accountability

My blog is all about how to engage conflict without casualties. I’ve written quite a bit about reframing our relationship with conflict and drama. In this post I suggested that...
If ADHD Were a Movie

If ADHD Were a Movie

This morning I was reading about a new TV series based on the experiences of a woman with “Pure O” OCD, or OCD without observable compulsions. In the TV series,...

“You’re a Racist.”

This has never happened to me before, and since it is Martin Luther King Jr. national Holiday today in the states, I’d thought I’d share what happened to me. Last...
Successful Anger Management

Successful Anger Management

I’m proud to announce that the Anger Management Workbook has now sold over 10,000 copies on Amazon. Are you ready to take control of your anger? The Anger Management Workbook for Men...
How to Deal With an Ambivalent Partner

How to Deal With an Ambivalent Partner

What can you do when the object of your affection seems consistently less enamored of you and less committed to your relationship than you are? You may feel confused, frustrated...
The Intersection of Chronic Illness and Sex

The Intersection of Chronic Illness and Sex

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases affect 133 million Americans, representing more than 40% of the population of this country. By 2020, that number is...
Fighting Food Cravings With Your Nose

Fighting Food Cravings With Your Nose

Just catching the scent of french fries may lead you to order the fattening food. But new research shows that if you breathe it in for longer than two minutes,...
Mindfulness Tied to Fewer Menopausal Symptoms

Mindfulness Tied to Fewer Menopausal Symptoms

Mindfulness may be linked to fewer menopausal symptoms, particularly in women struggling with irritability, anxiety and depression, according to a new study published in Climacteric: The Journal of the International...