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What Happens When White People Declare Black Lives Matter

What Happens When White People Declare Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter has been one of the most contested issues in modern rhetoric. Stepping into any online conversation about Black Lives Matter will give you a crash course in the very emotional and aggressive rhetoric opposing the movement....
Exercises for a Healthy Mind and Body: Planks

Exercises for a Healthy Mind and Body: Planks

Better physical health for better mental health You can not expect to improve your psychological well-being in the long-term if you ignore the intricate connection between your

Phase Two of Corona Virus Fallout – I Gotta Try

I think I’ve entered phase two of the Corona virus fallout. I’m about a week or so away from the 6 month benchmark of being home and I’m struggling. Phase one was the first several months where I pushed myself to stay physically active –...
Therapists: What do you need right now?

Therapists: What do you need right now?

We did a virtual private practice retreat with over 120 therapists from all over the country (and the world) last Friday. We heard some common themes from a LOT of...
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Pandemic Playbook: A Look At The Bystander Effect

The Bystander Effect is pretty much as it sounds. It refers to standing by while something, usually somewhat horrific, is going on and choosing to do nothing. The term became famous in the 1964 when a young woman,...
Today I Love My Ragged Yard

Today I Love My Ragged Yard

Today I love my ragged yard out front with all its so called weeds and bio-diverse culture going on. I love how it represents the way a world could be,...
Forensic Psychology: More Than Meets the Eye

Forensic Psychology: More Than Meets the Eye

Forensic psychology. The term is likely conjuring images of a brilliant profiler getting into the psyche of heinous criminals, bringing them to justice. I hate to shatter dreams, but such...
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Teenager With ADHD Incarcerated for Not Doing Her Homework

Teenager With ADHD Incarcerated for Not Doing Her Homework

As I write this, there is a 15-year-old girl with ADHD who has been sitting in a juvenile detention facility since May because she did not do her homework. Should people with ADHD be sent to prison if they don’t
Pregnancy Empowerment in the Time of Covid Isolation

Pregnancy Empowerment in the Time of Covid Isolation

At a time of an unprecedented global pandemic, there is an increase anxiety in interfacing with any medical appointment. For some this means concerns in accessing medical care coming forward,...
ADHD Fractured Memory

ADHD Fractured Memory

“Is often forgetful in daily activities (e.g., doing chores, running errands; for older adolescents and adults, returning calls, paying bills, keeping appointments).” ~ the last symptom listed in the inattentive symptoms for ADHD in the DSM5 How is your memory these days?...
Is Isaias Just Like Grief?

Is Isaias Just Like Grief?

The winds whip up, the rains beat against the house. Sometimes it sounds like a freight train. Our house on stilts is vulnerable, bending in the wind, shuddering with every blast....
Controlled by Guilt

Controlled by Guilt

Barb had been trying for years to improve her relationship with her mother, Sandra. Barb tried everything. She would go over there for a quiet dinner with Sandra and then find herself being criticized for neglecting her husband and son....

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