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How Do You Know if a Child Is Traumatized?

How Do You Know if a Child Is Traumatized?

While working at a mental health clinic in Harlem years ago, I got used to hearing the most traumatic stories I could have ever imagined. They were the normal way...
Today I Love Musical Friends

Today I Love Musical Friends

Today I love musical friends and the time they take to engage socially even in these weird times. I love how they have to be good at so many things and though that doesn’t make them happy,...
Podcast: Psych Central Turns 25 This Year

Podcast: Psych Central Turns 25 This Year

It’s Psych Central’s 25th anniversary! In today’s show, we celebrate the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health site with founder Dr. John Grohol. Just a few years after the...
COVID-19: Too Much Time to Think

COVID-19: Too Much Time to Think

Slights, mistakes, embarrassments, accidents, catastrophes. Are these things flooding your mind? Is your self-esteem in the toilet? Have you stopped to ask yourself why? Here’s the reason — COVID-19 is...
My ADHD Inspired Life

My ADHD Inspired Life

There’s some things about my life that seem to be different from the lives of those I grew up with. And some of those differences are because I have ADHD....
Is There a Connection Between Sibling and Workplace Bullying?

Is There a Connection Between Sibling and Workplace Bullying?

This week’s guest author is Linda Crockett, an internationally recognized expert on workplace bullying. Linda and I connected over our mutual understanding that dysfunctional workplace dynamics often mirror dysfunctional family system dynamics and family scapegoating abuse....
How Do You Concentrate?

How Do You Concentrate?

This might seem like a silly question to ask. After all, it’s not like those of us with ADHD simply need someone to explain to us how concentrating works and then everything will be OK....
How Narcissists Pretend to Be Noble Martyrs

How Narcissists Pretend to Be Noble Martyrs

Why They Pretend to Be Someone They Aren’t People with narcissistic and otherwise dark personality traits (hereafter narcissists) pretend to be many things by twisting the truth and creating falsehoods....

Finding the Positive and Change How You Think

Our brains are naturally wired to focus on the negative, which can make us feel stressed and unhappy even though there are a lot of positive things in our lives....
Productivity Hacks for Screenwriters

Productivity Hacks for Screenwriters

It’s hard enough to focus on anything during this pandemic.  Writing, and especially screenwriting,  has to be one of the most difficult things anybody ever tried to accomplish. So when the news is driving you crazy,...
The Consequences of Compulsive Porn Use

The Consequences of Compulsive Porn Use

The primary consequences of compulsive porn use tend to boil down to shame, mental health issues, relationship woes, and sexual dysfunction. At the very least, these are the issues that seem to drive heavy porn users into treatment.
Emotional Success versus Emotional Baggage

Emotional Success versus Emotional Baggage

You  may wonder what it feels like to be emotionally successful. You may wonder if there is even such a thing. I believe that there is and that it can be achieved no matter where you are starting....

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