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Beyond the Stigma of Parenting with Anxiety

Beyond the Stigma of Parenting with Anxiety

I find it inspiring to see other parents who have anxiety taking proactive steps to facilitate and create a life that includes trying to thrive despite anxiety. Parenting is not...
10 Handmade Christmas Gifts For A Loved One With Mental Illness

10 Handmade Christmas Gifts For A Loved One With Mental Illness

Often financial pressure over Christmas can be really stressful; the pressure to ‘keep up’ with everyone else and give expensive gifts can be daunting and can make it tough to stay stable if you have a mental illness....
What I Learned In School

What I Learned In School

My school years are a time of joy and sadness, learning and failure, and sometimes they continue to be lessons to me. There were no breaks meant to help someone with ADHD back then,...
Cocaine – Did You Relapse Again?

Cocaine – Did You Relapse Again?

When a coke user relapses, they experience intense feelings of shame. When we relapse we have profound feelings of regret and self-loathing. It is very hard on the psyche and the soul. ...
Do You Have a Rule About That?

Do You Have a Rule About That?

Part of psychological health is being able to respond flexibly, in context. It means you can do what is needed in the moment. For example, what life calls for when you are at work is different than  your best responses when you are home or on vacation....
Today I Love The Teachers

Today I Love The Teachers

Today I love the teachers in my world, the formal ones and the informal ones. I love that my family was full of them in the generations that guided me....

Beware of the Holiday Hoover

 Hoovering: (definition)- noun– The state in which a psychological abuser (typically an individual manifesting symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder or perhaps a blend of other Personality Disorders) returns to attempt to abuse a former source of narcissistic supply (i.e....
Narcissistic Traits Tend to Decline With Age

Narcissistic Traits Tend to Decline With Age

A new study from Michigan State University (MSU) suggests that narcissistic traits may decline with age. “There’s a narrative in our culture that generations are getting more and more narcissistic,...
‘Safety Signals’ May Help Reduce Anxiety

‘Safety Signals’ May Help Reduce Anxiety

For those struggling with anxiety disorders, using a “safety signal” — a symbol or sound never identified with a negative event — may help relieve some of their fear, according...