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Going No Contact

Going No Contact

Going no contact is a self protective measure, indicated when you need to break free from involvement with someone because of a divorce, recovery from a trauma bond, or release...
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Today I Love Our Funky Dock

Today I Love Our Funky Dock

Today I love our funky dock, that it went into the water yesterday (most of it) and that it is still there this morning. I love that a neighbor sold us some more sections of the same stuff so we can expand it a little and add a swim platform a little bit farther out in the bay,...
Motivation and Attention Go Together

Motivation and Attention Go Together

There’s more than one way to do a given task. As anyone with ADHD can tell you, there’s also more than one way to not do a task....
Podcast: Anxiety and Paranoia – How to Deal

Podcast: Anxiety and Paranoia – How to Deal

 Does anxiety keep you from living the best life possible? Do you feel that you are nervous all the time? Are you not sure the difference between anxiety, worry,...
What Is ERP for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

What Is ERP for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Noah didn’t care for ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) therapy despite his struggles with harm OCD. Stories that he had heard from acquaintances and friends were not positive. In fact,...

How Parents Can Break the Cycle of Anger

We must allow children to experience the consequences of their choices.A consequence is defined simply as “the natural outcomes of behavior”....
On Writing and Rewriting (and Rewriting) the Rules.

On Writing and Rewriting (and Rewriting) the Rules.

In therapy sessions with clients, we seem to spend an awful lot of time talking about rules. My clientele (and myself) are generally rule-oriented folks – having a set of structures helps us to feel safe,...
Speculation and Education – An Overlooked Connection?

Speculation and Education – An Overlooked Connection?

  Overall, the percentage of Americans who were paying more than 40 percent of their income for debts like mortgages and credit card bills increased from about 17 percent in 1992 to 27 percent in 2008,...
Brainwave Manipulation

Brainwave Manipulation

Electroenephalography (EEG) is the measurement, in real-time, of brain waves. It requires the use of electrodes that are placed on the scalp. An amplifier and a visualization software are then used to graph the brain’s electrical activity....
A Parent’s Guide to Beginning A Mindfulness Practice

A Parent’s Guide to Beginning A Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness has certainly invaded pop culture and may be one of the most mis- and over-used words that often stray from the actual practice.  However, the research and benefits continue to increase its application in

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