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When Friends Part Ways

When Friends Part Ways

We don’t often think too much about our relationship with our friends. We don’t tend to work on them, communicate within them, or bring them to therapy with us. Maybe...
The Secret to Stop Feeling Guilty About Practicing Self-Care

The Secret to Stop Feeling Guilty About Practicing Self-Care

At Paula Rizzo’s book signings, readers regularly ask her how they can stop feeling guilty about practicing self-care. A big reason for their guilt? They fear they’re not fulfilling their commitments and promises to others....
Today I Love Stormy Weekends That Don’t Seem Too Bad

Today I Love Stormy Weekends That Don’t Seem Too Bad

Today I love stormy weekends that don’t seem too bad. I love that we were expecting a lot worse and never got it. I love that the drive is all cleaned out until the plow comes by and then I’ll have to go clean it out again....
Do You Know Anyone with the Busyness Disease?

Do You Know Anyone with the Busyness Disease?

How many of us feel somewhat proud of our busy schedules? Surprisingly enough, many. Being able to initiate the humble brag (with requisite exasperation) about how many things we have...
Pacify Your Inner Bully

Pacify Your Inner Bully

We all have an inner bully which lives inside us. Some prefer to call it their inner critic. It doesn’t really matter what label you give it; its function is...

Internet Fantasy as “Repackaged Reality”

In my article Time Out of Mind, (Toronto, Ellen L. K. (2009).  Time Out of Mind: Dissociation in the Virtual World. Psychoanalytic Psychology.  26 (2) 117-133....
New Year, Same Me

New Year, Same Me

I wrote a post last year about how I wasn’t setting new years resolutions, for many reasons. I still feel the same way. I have goals for my life in general,...
ADHD, A Ready Made Market

ADHD, A Ready Made Market

Those of us with ADHD know much of what we all have in common. Attention control, not so good. Distraction levels, off the chart. Poor working memory, or something like that if I recall correctly....
10 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself This Winter

10 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself This Winter

You’ll feel better if you prioritize self-care during the winter.   Self-care is always important Self-care includes all the things we do to maintain or improve our wellbeing....

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