How To Reconnect After A Dry Spell

 Dry spells among couples in long-term relationships are extremely common. A lot of things can get in the way of having sex regularly- jobs, commutes, kids and chores. There is no one right answer to the question- how often do happy couples have sex because the number varies for each couple. Some couples have sex multiple...


Life Isn’t as Serious as Narcissists Want You To Think! (Pt 2 of 2)

(Have you read Part 1 yet? Click here...or what follows won't have any context.)That is the very antithesis of how narcissists live and how they taught us, influenced us and forced us to live. They performed; they didn't really live. So we learned to perform, not really live. We work, raise children, clean, cook, mow, trim, garden to look right to...

Mental Health

A Failed Society

"Imagine there's no countries, It isn't hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too, Imagine all the people living life in peace" John Winston Lennon In college, they graded...

Bipolar Disorder

My Bipolar Journey: How It Started (Part 1)

To start my journey here with Psych Central, I thought I should share my own bipolar journey. This is one of the most personal things I have ever written and was tough to the write, but I feel it’s important to share it. It will come as a three-part series.


Today I Love This Happy Weekend

Front Porch office calmToday I love this happy weekend where I get to rest while others entertain me. I love that last night I saw so many acts from many places, Sarah Harmer and Suzie Vinnick from Ontario, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie my part of this world, The Hut People from...


Sexual Pasts: 7 Things to Consider Before Disclosure

In my practice, I often receive questions related to the amount and type of information that is appropriate to disclose during the course of a romantic relationship. A dilemma we all struggle with, to some degree or another, is telling a potential partner about our sexual past. We all enter relationships with a past. Women considerably more...


Unconventional Questions for Diagnosing ADHD

When doctors diagnose ADHD, they draw on several sources of information. These can include an interview with the patient, an interview with people who know the patient, a review of school records, and a round of neuropsychological testing.

Coping with Challenges

Treating Criminal Behavior — With Psychedelics?

 While a new body of research has focused on the use of psychedelic drugs such as magic mushrooms, LSD and mescaline (a substance derived from peyote cactus), to improve mood, reduce anxiety, and with obsessive compulsive disorder and eating disorders, according to University of Alabama Assoc. Prof. Peter Hendricks, they may also decrease the likelihood...


It’s Not Just Recklessness

Sometimes ... ???I've done a lot of things.I like new experiences.And yes, I'll jump at the chance to do something new.And, again, yes, I'll take chances, do things when opportunity presents them, without possibly thinking them entirely through. There's something in all of us ... If someone within reach is going under...


Today I Love The Cooling Rain

SUMMERFOLK!!!! Main stage is a great shelter.Today I love the cooling rain, its soothing wash of calm and sweet all over everything. I love how it has cleaned up our park a great deal, the dust and sand that has flown through the air all week is now sunk to its...

Mental Health

My Shot At Redemption

"Spend all your time waiting, For that second chance, For a break that would make it okay"  Sarah McLachlan   One of the cruelest things my dad ever said to me was "If you haven't gotten sick you would have been somebody big by now."

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