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Lucid Dreaming and the Conscious Unconscious

Lucid Dreaming and the Conscious Unconscious

  Last week we talked about Anomalous Cognition, which is a term used to describe the mind’s ability to receive or perceive information that is otherwise unknown or unknowable....

I Never Get Used To Anxiety

I’ve been talking lately about comorbid disorders because I, and I imagine you as well, live with one or more of them. My chart probably looks a lot like yours –...
Today I Love People Who Talk

Today I Love People Who Talk

The water hasn’t reached the patio yet, and the kayaks are still here. And, I have pants on.Today I love people who talk about things....
Get Motivated: Using Lists to Create a Balanced Daily Schedule

Get Motivated: Using Lists to Create a Balanced Daily Schedule

I don’t really like the word “motivate” at all. To me, it seems like a dressed-up “should,” which is on my least-favorite-words list, and carries with it a sense of dread and obligation: I need to motivate myself to go jogging....
9 Ways to Manage an Anxious Person

9 Ways to Manage an Anxious Person

Veronica was looking forward to coming home, having a glass of wine, and watching the latest episode of her current binge. Work was particularly difficult today with two key employees...
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2 Steps to Release Perfectionism

2 Steps to Release Perfectionism

Any recovering perfectionists out there? I certainly am! I grew up with a compulsion to get everything right. But at a certain point, I realized there was a serious cost to this;...

Don’t Talk To Erica In the Morning

It’s one thing to not be a morning person, it’s another thing to suffer from insomnia.  My entire childhood I suffered from chronic hypo mania, and my family didn’t know much about mental illness at the time so,...

Obesity and the Pregnant Therapist

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge 2017) author Meredith Darcy describes the challenges of the pregnant therapist in working with obesity in the client. She writes as follows: Abby had difficulties relating to others and would use food to self-soothe and regulate affect. ...

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