Lowering Holiday Expectations

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

shutterstock_230110459As children, the holidays are things that we remember for our entire lives.

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How’s your memory? I don’t know, I forget.

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

Having done work with traumatic brain injury clients, I have come to understand memory in a different light then I ever thought I would.

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The Unplug Challenge

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

DSC_0493Technology has become so engrained into our lives, that its hard to imagine what it was like before the industry boom.  A few days ago, I heard some media source say, “if you were born before 1985 then you were the last generation to remember what it was like before computers”.

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Ever Wonder Why Adolescents Make Such Bad Decisions?

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

If you have a teenager at home, you know that its pretty normal for them to have all the answers in the world and yet virtually no logic or reasoning.

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Setting Boundaries

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

Setting boundaries is an ability that many people struggle with. By definition, it refers to interpersonal relationships and how far you are willing to let things go. Many people struggle with this skill,

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Meditation Part III: How Meditation Can Heal

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

Most people would agree that meditation is beneficial to one’s health, which is part of the allure that has kept it around for so many years. But did you ever stop to think exactly why meditation was healthy or how it affected your health?

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Meditation Part II: Breathing

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

Breathing can be considered one of the most important functions in keeping us alive and healthy. Oxygen comes in through the nose or mouth and travels down to our lungs. Here it spreads through the lungs,

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Meditation Part I: Biology of Stress

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.

Today’s world is fast paced and full of stress, not exactly what our bodies were designed for. So if we are living in an environment that can lead to chronic stress and fatigue, how do we fight back?

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Immature Attention

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.


In a world where Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the diagnosis of the decade, few people realize that problems with attention could be the result of an under developed attention or immature attention. Immature attention is the under development of attention , which is often developed during childhood into adolescence. But what if this developmental goal is never reached?

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Finding My Happy Thoughts in Fiji

By Michele L. Brennan, Psy.D.
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Footprints

Many articles and blogs tell readers to search for happiness. Well I’m here to say I found it!

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