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From My Perspective …

From My Perspective …

ADHD is an invisible disorder. Or is it? ADHD is a psychological disorder that affects an individual’s ability to perform or complete day to day tasks. But there are two reasons why this means that ADHD is not obvious to others around us,...
Active Shooter Drills at School: How to Do Them Right

Active Shooter Drills at School: How to Do Them Right

Threats to school-aged children are not new. From the 1940s through the 1980s, children in primary schools participated in bombing preparation drills, in case their school came under a bombing...
Today I Love Solid Plans

Today I Love Solid Plans

Today I love solid plans that map out the route to where we’re trying to go. I love the ones that get us on the road when we need to do that and I love the ones that make the changes in our lives when that is on the agenda....
Finding Hope & Meaning at the End of Life

Finding Hope & Meaning at the End of Life

The following is an excerpt from the book Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End by Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD and Carine Mardorossian, PhD. (Avery,...
Podcast: Anxiety and Anger: A One-Two Punch

Podcast: Anxiety and Anger: A One-Two Punch

  Do you struggle with anger? Did you know that some of our most hot-headed moments are actually rooted in anxiety? In today’s podcast, Jackie openly shares her own fuse-blowing...
How To Identify And Understand PTSD Triggers

How To Identify And Understand PTSD Triggers

How to identify the things that trigger us can be quite complicated. Some of us can tolerate and tolerate until we explode. Others can’t tolerate the slightest frustration in their environment....
9 Inventive Ways to Identify and Process Your Emotions

9 Inventive Ways to Identify and Process Your Emotions

I regularly share strategies to process our emotions on this blog because I want to highlight an important point: We can feel our emotions, even when we’ve spent years pretending they don’t exist or when we’ve let them dictate our decisions
February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day

National Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day is devoted to just that: People doing random, unasked for gestures, big and small, to make the world a better, kinder place.  There...
Are You In A Toxic Relationship?

Are You In A Toxic Relationship?

The phrase “toxic relationship” is thrown around quite a bit in popular media. But what really defines a toxic relationship? Toxic can be anything from an unhealthy to downright deadly....
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A Little About Psych Wards

A Little About Psych Wards

I have been hospitalized four times for psychological reasons; none of them pleasant experiences. I thought I would write a little bit about what that is like – being locked away from the world with

Timmy in ToonTown: A Tragic Tale

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) I discuss the tragic situation of a little boy named Timmy who escaped to an online world where he could pretend to have the support that he needed from his real-life family. ...
Dependency is Not a Dirty Word

Dependency is Not a Dirty Word

Linda: For many people, the word “dependent” conjures up negative associations with being helpless, powerless, and out of control. Our hyper-independent culture influences many to fear and dread relying on another person....

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