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Book Review: Happy Singlehood

Book Review: Happy Singlehood

The age of the happy, accomplished, unapologetic single person has arrived. Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living, by Hebrew University sociologist Elyakim Kislev, is here to...
On My Nana’s Funeral, When They Showed Up.

On My Nana’s Funeral, When They Showed Up.

When my Nana died, I told my husband that he didn’t have to come to the funeral with me. I’d made peace with her passing some time before, and I felt confident that the funeral would be more of an exercise in paying my respects than a major emotional experience in which I’d need support....
Today I Love The Way The Mist Is Marching

Today I Love The Way The Mist Is Marching

Today I love the way the mist is marching determinedly up the bay. I love this magical place of mysterious goings on. I love that we have become a part of those goings on and the mysteries are no less mysterious to us....

Trauma & The Five Senses

Trauma is a hard thing to wrap my head around cause right off the bat, when I hear the word trauma, I think of some huge incident that happened from the past that is triggered by some current event that is monumental or something....
5 Tips for Dealing with Guilt

5 Tips for Dealing with Guilt

Guilt has an incredible way of popping up even when we’re barely doing anything at all. Most of us learn guilt throughout normal childhood development. Guilt clues us in when...
Broadening The Social Network

Broadening The Social Network

        It is an innate response to reach out to others when we are in distress, and according to Emily Falk,...
50 Excuses for Why People WON’T Change

50 Excuses for Why People WON’T Change

Recently, I was speaking about the impact of decision fatigue on our daily lives. Decision fatigue is the deterioration of making good decisions after a long day of decision making....
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Psychology Around the Net: May 18, 2019

Psychology Around the Net: May 18, 2019

Could establishing a stronger life purpose help you maintain a healthier lifestyle? Which mental health concern is your state most interested in (and does it apply to you)? What’s the...
The Sins of the Fathers

The Sins of the Fathers

God is bloody well unfair, I thought as a child on the Sunday morning our clergyman read Number 14:18: ‘The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression,...

When Narcissistic Abuse Occurs in Family Systems

ACON= acronym for Adult Child of Narcissistic (Caregiver/Parent) Wow, May is here!…How did that happen?… For many mothers, May is a joyful time to embrace and partake of festivities,...
Neurodiversity and Regulation: The Out-of-sync Adult

Neurodiversity and Regulation: The Out-of-sync Adult

To me, being regulated means my mind, body and soul are connected. Centered. That my senses are stabilized. All eight of them. That my mental, emotional or physical needs have not taken over....
Anxiety and Mindfulness

Anxiety and Mindfulness

At times you may be so anxious that you think, “I’m so wound up it’s going to kill me!”   But you realize
AM or FM

AM or FM

Radio waves are broadcast in two different ways, FM, frequency modulation, or AM, amplitude modulation. I won’t bother to explain the difference between the two, if at one time I had even a tenuous grasp of what this meant,...
Do You Know Where Your Reset Button Is?

Do You Know Where Your Reset Button Is?

Every year when the first day of a whole new year dawns, I get so excited (well, technically if it’s dawn I’m still reliably sound asleep, but as soon as I wake up I get so excited)....

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