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The Stone In My Pocket

The Stone In My Pocket

I carry a stone in my pocket. It’s a small stone given to me by a speaker at this year’s Blueridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference near Ashville, NC. As five......
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Finding the Medicine for Your Soul

Finding the Medicine for Your Soul

Happiness…it’s the holy grail, right? Dr. Tim Bono, in his book Why Likes Aren’t Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness, addresses this and other myths about happiness......
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Grab Your Towel …

Grab Your Towel …

I’m ready. Today, May 25th, is towel day in honor of the late, great, Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (A trilogy in four parts) comprised......
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Best of Our Blogs: May 25, 2018

Best of Our Blogs: May 25, 2018

Mental illness affects everyone. It’s not always apparent that someone is suffering. Many people are highly functioning and seeking treatment while succeeding in their every day lives. While many of......
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The 3 Essential Steps to Self-Compassion

The 3 Essential Steps to Self-Compassion

We generally feel good about ourselves when we’ve achieved a meaningful goal, believe ourselves to be “on top of things”, and receive positive feedback from others. The challenge lies in......
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The Power Of A Support Group

The Power Of A Support Group

“When you’re weary, feeling small, When tears are in your eyes, I’ll dry them all” Paul Simon In my first hospitalization when I was thrust into group therapy I really......
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Interview For Podcast With Josh Rivadel

          HOME Bio Writer Guidelines PROGRAMS SPEAKING SUICIDE PREVENTION MENTAL HEALTH DIVERSITY STORYTELLING MENTAL HEALTH CURRICULUM CHANGING MINDS THE BASICS OF MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPING COPING SKILLS......
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Never Better Than Now

Never Better Than Now

What is ordinary perfection? This morning I’ll let Walt Whitman make my point: There was never any more inception than there is now. Nor any more youth or age than......
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Depression May Speed Up Brain Aging

Depression May Speed Up Brain Aging

Depression is associated with accelerated brain aging, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Sussex in England. While previous research has shown that individuals with depression...
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