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Best of Our Blogs: January 17, 2017

As I write this, it is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. With the state of the world today, let’s all take time to exercise and practice the promising dreams of a hopeful and powerful leader. On The King Center website, his wife Coretta Scott King shares …
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One Year Later. Mom’s Still Dead.

Grief. It’s a funny thing. I don’t understand it and I don’t want to, I just wish it would go away. One year and a half later and I still find myself crying mid-day because I can’t call my Mom to remind me that everything …
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ADHD Symptoms

27 Signs of Superficial Relationships

Warning: This post is one person’s opinion about the signs of superficial relationships. An opinion piece made up by the author. It’s not clinical, scientific or based on research. It’s opinion, informed by experience only. There is nothing wrong with superficial relationships. Not every connection in life can be deep and emotionally engaging. Superficial relationships...
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OCD and Indecision

I've been an advocate for OCD awareness for almost ten years now and while I feel that some progress has been made in the public's understanding of the disorder, we still have a long way to go. One of the more difficult concepts to get across, I believe, is just how debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder can be....
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Parental Bonding Influences Anxiety in Adulthood

It’s no secret that your childhood experiences affect how you relate to the world as an adult. We’re still learning the specifics about how exactly the former shapes the latter, though. Recently, a team of Japanese researchers published a study looking at whether the way children bond with their parents
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Virtual Out-of-Body Experiences Can Make People Less Afraid of Death

Here’s an application of virtual reality you probably haven’t heard of yet: reducing people’s fear of death. Recently, a team of researchers from Barcelona and London collaborated to simulate out-of-body experiences using virtual reality. They found that virtual out-of-body experiences (OBEs for short) can make people less afraid of death
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ADHD

I’m Sorry I Have ADHD

.... so sorry You know what? I am. I'm sorry I have ADHD. I'm sorry that I behave the way I do at times. I'm sorry I forget things. I'm sorry I'm late. I'm sorry I'm not listening. I'm sorry I interrupted you.
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Hope

Today I Love Purple Oatmeal

Purple porridge ... nomnomnom Today I love purple oatmeal, which is surprisingly more tasty than it looks. Who knew that blueberries, raspberries and strawberries mixed in with the oats would create such a royal hue. I love that oatmeal is never the same two weeks in a row because whatever is...
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Codependency

Feelings: Don’t Keep Them to Yourself

    Sharing your feelings, thoughts and needs is hard, especially if you have codependent traits. One of the core features of codependency is that you never developed a strong sense of self – who you are, what you think, feel, believe, or want.   What were you taught about feelings?   Were your...
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Sobriety

How to Stay Sober and Fight Depression at Work

"Industrial Disease," by the British rock band Dire Straits, looks at the decline of the British manufacturing industry as it focuses on workplace depression. The lyrics include a reference to "Brewer's Droop"  triggered by excessive alcohol consumption which leads to depression which leads to more drinking....
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