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Coping With Covid-19 Conflicts

Coping With Covid-19 Conflicts

Many are conflicted about Covid-19. What Data to believe? Trust? Distrust media? Stay home? Go Out? (Wear a Mask!) Don’t wear gloves? Social Distance? Get tested? Go out to lunch?...
Today I Love My This Sinking Feeling

Today I Love My This Sinking Feeling

Today I love this sinking feeling I’ve gotten from plumbing in my new sink. I love the new faucet, love that my drain is flowing freely and that I managed to make the drain and trap as low a profile as I could so that lots of things still will go under the sink....
What Dr. King Understood About Rage and the Trauma of the Unheard

What Dr. King Understood About Rage and the Trauma of the Unheard

As an adult survivor of abuse, including sexual abuse in both childhood and adolescence, I know what it feels like to not be heard, seen, or believed, and to feel deeply wounded because the truth of my experiences went unacknowledged and/or were

When Clients Talk to Me About Their Dogs and Cats

Companion animals occupy a big part of many of my clients’ lives, so it is not surprising that they talk about them in therapy. As an ethical vegan therapist, however,...
8 Ways to Authentically Connect with Your Kids

8 Ways to Authentically Connect with Your Kids

What are you teaching your kids? Being at home with your children under one roof can be challenging, but amidst a pandemic with the added strain can be really stressful!...
The Killing of George Floyd: Black Voices Matter

The Killing of George Floyd: Black Voices Matter

George Floyd, the black man who died when a cop kneeled on his neck for nearly 9 minutes, was single. I could say that this post at this “Single at Heart” blog is about him because he was single....
4 Indications of a Psychopath at Work

4 Indications of a Psychopath at Work

There really isn’t any job a psychopath wouldn’t do so long as it benefits them in some way. Psychopaths can be business owners, surgeons, lawyers, data entry clerks, waste managers,...
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The Importance of Negative Emotions

The Importance of Negative Emotions

Anger, sadness, fear, and other “negative” emotions have often been given a bad rap. Given that such feelings are generally unpleasant to experience, our aversion to them is understandable....
Depression After Traumatic Events: Recognition and Response

Depression After Traumatic Events: Recognition and Response

Disaster and trauma studies often focus on identifying the incidence of PTSD as the sequel to traumatic events. Early interventions with those impacted by a traumatic event increasingly utilize psycho-education to clarify and normalize common post-traumatic stress reactions and coping strategies....
3 Creative Activities to Reconnect to Yourself

3 Creative Activities to Reconnect to Yourself

When was the last time you paused to reflect on your thoughts, feelings, or the sensations swirling inside your body? This morning? Last week? Who knows?...
Are You Overwhelmed?

Are You Overwhelmed?

Almost everyone’s mental health has been impacted from the turn life has taken in the last few months. As things were, life was already stressful enough for many people prior to COVID-19....

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