Hope

Today I Love The Ghostly Fog

Distant silver fog Today I love the ghostly fog painting the edges of my neighbourhood with silver walls of hazy mystery. I love how those walls make my world smaller, how they reduce what I have to deal with to just my immediate vicinity. I love walking in the fog, wondering if the...
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General

Why One Doctor Says Medicine Isn’t Enough for Recovery

A double-board certified addiction medicine physician believes that 12-step programs are a critical part of recovery. Russell Surasky, MD, who is board-certified in Neurology as well as in Addiction Medicine, is certainly well-versed in the pharmacologic treatment of addiction. And yet he is also a passionate believer in 12-step
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Relaxation Techniques For Bipolar Disorder

Introduction In my previous article I discussed relaxation techniques for depression.  In this particular article I will describe relaxation techniques for Bipolar Disorder.  They include breathing and progressive muscle relaxation exercises. Breathing Breathing exercises do...
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Relaxation Techniques For Depression

Introduction Are you looking for relaxation techniques for depression?  If so, continue reading this article.  This article will explore relaxation techniques for depression.  They include deep breathing, exercise, and journaling. Deep Breathing The first tip...
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Body Image

Self-Care Sunday Links 1.22.17

On some Sundays I share links to other pieces on Psych Central and from around the web. This month’s links include everything from quitting the body image wars to practicing gratitude to reducing overwhelm to getting some sleep when you're anxious. Because self-care is comprehensive. I hope you find these helpful. Happy Sunday! ...
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5 Reasons to Leave Work at Work

From work emails popping up on your smartphone to events from your day replaying themselves in your head, there are dozens of little ways your job can follow you home. But research suggests that you might want to think twice about letting your work-related worries edge their way into your
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The Science of Swearing

How much do you really know about swearing? Or if that question is too broad, here’s a more specific one: how many swear words can you name? This second question is one that psychologists sometimes ask study participants. Researchers call the number of taboo words someone can summon up one’s
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Being a Mom

Healthy Eating Tips for Kids

Do you want your kids to eat healthier? Most kids will eat what is available to them. They might complain about it, but they will generally learn to eat something out of the foods that you buy. (This can be trickier with children with special needs, but there is still some truth...
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How Does Your Writing Improve? Stage 2

After novice writers have written a few scripts, they start to get a feel for how screenplays can be improved. They become less defensive about receiving criticism, and may even welcome it –as long as it’s constructive. Good experiences internalizing feedback create a mindset where writers are open to more improvements and get a feel for...
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Coping Strategies

Tweet All You Want

It's the post tweet, post truth, post modern, post full-sentences, post Trump era. NOTHING MATTERS. Tell that to the young women standing in DC. Tell that to the young women in pink at the UN, at Trump Plaza in Charlotte NC and all over these US of A. Apparently no one is standing down for abuse, xenophobia or...
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Hope

Today I Love Irreverence

Ready for adventure ... Today I love irreverence and all the silly fun that that entails. I love that, though I was not well yesterday, I managed to make it through the open mic at the Bleeding Carrot and then through seven ends of curling. I love that I played and...
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ADHD And Anxiety

Introduction The symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder such as hyperactivity and restlessness can lead to symptoms associated with Anxiety.  This article will explore the correlation between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and...
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We Are Pluralities

[excerpt from "Neural We: Single Neurons, Multiple Personalities, and Redefining the Species" (Somov, 2012)] Metazoan Paradox: Each “I” is a “We” and Each “We” is an “I” [Chapter 1-b of "Neural We"] As a reluctant writer, I like beating around the idiomatic bush. Call it creative procrastination or priming of the linguistic pump. I know I do...
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