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“Good” Interrupting and ADHD

“Good” Interrupting and ADHD

People with ADHD often have a habit of interrupting others in conversation, even when they know it’s inappropriate. Thank you, poor impulse control! I’ve talked about interruptions as a part of ADHD before,...
RAIN: A Mindful Way to Process Our Feelings

RAIN: A Mindful Way to Process Our Feelings

We know it’s important to deal with our feelings and love ourselves. But how can we do that when we’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Amidst the stress of modern-day life,...
7 Ways a Narcissistic Attachment Is Destructive

7 Ways a Narcissistic Attachment Is Destructive

Hindsight is 20/20. Looking back, Pete could see how destructive his marriage to Nan was. He knew that she was narcissistic, but he didn’t care. He thought that his love...
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Mental Illness in the Enlightenment

Mental Illness in the Enlightenment

I’m suspicious of histories that attribute 21st Century DSM 5 diagnoses to characters who lived long before such conditions were ever identified.  But then again,...
In This World

In This World

In this world there are rules. Some of them are unwritten, assumed to be known and understood. Some of them are written, and also assumed to be known and understood....
Today I Love Tuesday’s That Work

Today I Love Tuesday’s That Work

Today I love Tuesdays that work right out of the box. I love when they start out being exactly what I ordered and then reveal themselves to be even better....
Helping Children Cope with Separation Anxiety

Helping Children Cope with Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety occurs, particularly in children, during times of stress or change. It is characterized by symptoms of insecurity and anxiety when a child must separate from a particular caregiver....
Are You the Family Scapegoat? (10 Question Quiz)

Are You the Family Scapegoat? (10 Question Quiz)

by Rebecca C. Mandeville, MFT It would be nice to believe that when children turn into adults they are somehow magically released from the family scapegoat role....
Religious Sexual Abuse: A Return to Shame

Religious Sexual Abuse: A Return to Shame

It’d been some time since my husband, Rhys, and I had scorched the sheets together. Poor health and physical pain are as good as a cold shower. But with healing,...
Schizophrenia & Family Support: 5 Essential Benefits

Schizophrenia & Family Support: 5 Essential Benefits

Schizophrenia is characterized as a serious mental health disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. The disorder involves a range of problems with thinking (cognition), behavior and emotions....

Coping with Anger from a Loved One’s Mental Illness

Dr. Aimee Daramus shares her insight and expertise in this guest blog about managing emotions when someone you care about has a mental illness. When you have a loved one with a mental illness,...
Are We All Emotionally and Politically Exhausted? Some Thoughts

Are We All Emotionally and Politically Exhausted? Some Thoughts

Lately people both inside and outside of my office spontaneously report that they can’t take hearing the news. It keeps them up at night. The problem they report is that they can’t help turning it on or responding when one of their many devices signals “ Breaking News.”  Most of us can identify with this cycle that leaves us anxious,...

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