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How to Protect Your Pet If You Die First

How to Protect Your Pet If You Die First

Recently a reader sent me a sweet and (frankly) heart-wrenching note about a situation I also worry about all the time – what will happen to her beloved pet after she passes....
Podcast: How Toxic Masculinity Also Hurts Men

Podcast: How Toxic Masculinity Also Hurts Men

The phrase “sacred masculine” can evoke images of patriarchal religiosity.  But it has a different meaning for today’s guest. For Miguel Dean, the sacred masculine is an ideal, embodied by...
10 Tips for Surviving Holiday Family Gatherings

10 Tips for Surviving Holiday Family Gatherings

It’s the start of the holiday season. which for many people means lots of family time. If you’re struggling with a mental illness, you might feel overwhelmed with to-do lists,...
The Efficient and Inefficient Sides of ADHD

The Efficient and Inefficient Sides of ADHD

When you think of adjectives associated with ADHD, “efficient” probably isn’t the first that comes to mind. After all, doing things inattentively wouldn’t seem to translate into doing them efficiently....
When We Get Sick, Do We Feel Worse?

When We Get Sick, Do We Feel Worse?

Remember when I said November is nobody’s favorite month? Welcome to cold and flu season. You can’t go into a drug store without practically being chased by syringe-wielding nurses who want to give you a flu shot....
Routine Is My Friend … And My Enemy

Routine Is My Friend … And My Enemy

Routine is what makes it easy for me to know where I am and what I’m doing. But a lack of routine can make me pay attention. Those of us who thrive on “flying by the seat of your pants”...
Today I Love My Backup Computer

Today I Love My Backup Computer

Today I love my backup computer, also known as my traveling computer because it is fairly lightweight compared to the main system I use. I love that my main system can go to the shop and get repaired without me being sidelined from my work....

Practicing Forgiveness

When you hold on to past hurt, you’re actually trying to relieve your pain by putting other people down and building yourself up.You may imagine that nursing old wounds is the way to be in control and prevent the humiliating exposure of your imperfections....
Revisiting the Idea of Winning

Revisiting the Idea of Winning

Linda: If you’ve ever been in the middle of a painful breakdown with your partner and felt overwhelmed with rage, fear, pain, despair, or some combination of the above,...
The Porn Panic: Is Porn a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

The Porn Panic: Is Porn a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

If it’s not the Gail Dines crowd screaming that porn is inherently anti-women and evil, it’s the David Ley crowd arguing that porn is great and wonderful and never a problem for anyone. One group thinks porn is
Meaningful Work is the Best Therapy

Meaningful Work is the Best Therapy

The most important thing that led to my recovery from serious mental illness was being denied Social Security Disability Income.I’m

Preparing For Seasonal Depression

Sometimes it feels like you just wake up one day and you’re depressed, when really there are signs of an upcoming episode if you pay close attention. However, for those that suffer from seasonal depression,...
What Needs to Change Now that So Many People Live Alone

What Needs to Change Now that So Many People Live Alone

In the past half-century or so, solo living has become a demographic juggernaut. According to a United Nations report, around the world, 1-person households are now just as common as households comprised of just a couple,...

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