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The Mask Police

I’m tired of being the mask police, but I can’t help myself. A few days ago I was waiting for the elevator and when it stopped at my floor the doors opened to a bunch of teenagers all not wearing masks and stuffed in there like sardines....
Self-Care to Lower Anxiety

Self-Care to Lower Anxiety

In today’s world, self-care is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Although we may not be able to control what is happening outside of us, we can take steps...
Fault Finding: Who is to Blame?

Fault Finding: Who is to Blame?

The antidote to an excessive tendency to blame ourselves is to realize that: The issue is not guilt, fault or blame; the issue is human imperfection. We are still worthwhile human beings in spite of what happened....
Anxiety is a Shared Experience

Anxiety is a Shared Experience

When coping with our own difficulties it’s easy to lose sight of those around us. The intense self-focus of therapy and wellness strategies can lead to a self-absorption that
How Feeling Not Good Enough Makes You Crave Validation

How Feeling Not Good Enough Makes You Crave Validation

“Emotional validation is the process of learning about, understanding and expressing acceptance of another person’s emotional experience. Emotional validation is distinguished from emotional invalidation, in which another person’s emotional experiences are rejected,...
How Impulsive Of Me?

How Impulsive Of Me?

One of the hallmarks of ADHD is a problem with impulse control. Impulsivity is so common that we are known for it. And some of the subtle ways that it impacts our lives often go unrecognized because being impulsive is usually only seen in the more explosive and dramatic examples of its manifestation in our behavior....
Today I Love The Quiet House

Today I Love The Quiet House

Today I love the quiet house and the gentleness of its presence this morning. I love that it is comforting and calm, even though it needs about a week of attention from me in the cleaning department and I just keep finding other things to do that cause me to put that off,...
The Pros and Cons of Wouldn’t It Be Nice If

The Pros and Cons of Wouldn’t It Be Nice If

“Wouldn’t it be nice if….” is an interesting place my mind likes to go sometimes. But what is really interesting is what it decides to do once it gets there....
Forensic Psychology Careers: Juvenile Court Clinics

Forensic Psychology Careers: Juvenile Court Clinics

While there are similarities to adult courts, juvenile court clinicians have additional tasks. Here, court clinicians are even more specially-trained to perform evaluations regarding child welfare and guiding the court...
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Jealousy Can Strengthen Friendships

Jealousy Can Strengthen Friendships

New research discovers that feelings of jealousy can be a useful tool in maintaining friendships. Having friends is healthy. Not having friends is associated with a greater risk of dying...