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Mania In Your 40’s?

I was diagnosed with chronic hypo mania, Bipolar II, when I was in my late twenties. When I think back to those years, I only recently started to miss the high of mania....
How Youth Sports Can Help Shield Every Kid—for Life

How Youth Sports Can Help Shield Every Kid—for Life

A National Youth Sports Strategy to increase physical activity among America’s kids is slated to come out of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this month—and it can’t...
Loneliness and the Elderly

Loneliness and the Elderly

Are the elderly lonely or not? A post I wrote last week cited a study that claims that people over
Today I Love Driving Through The Dawn

Today I Love Driving Through The Dawn

Today I love driving through the dawn in the early misty morning with the moon still high and then after an hour or so as we drove along and it became gradually lighter,...
Do You Need to Rethink How You Care for Yourself?

Do You Need to Rethink How You Care for Yourself?

“Turns out having an organ explode inside your body can be the nudge you need to slow down.”This sentence comes from Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You,...
Do Our Neighbors Matter to Us Anymore?

Do Our Neighbors Matter to Us Anymore?

When I was growing up in my small town of Dunmore, Pennsylvania, neighbors were part of my everyday life. During the summers, the first thing I’d do everyday was head...
The Group Gets Racism: Why Can’t We?

The Group Gets Racism: Why Can’t We?

My teen group is comprised of all shapes and colors of girls. Girls who vape, have sex, stay on their phones all night, and have worries that are part of our larger world:
How Narcissists Use Future Faking to Manipulate You

How Narcissists Use Future Faking to Manipulate You

Future faking is one of the most prominent yet subtle tools used by people with strong narcissistic tendencies and other dark personality traits. Indeed,...

The Power of Language

Remember the old childhood saying – “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never harm me?”  That oft repeated phrase, meant to minimize the impact of hurtful words,...
5 Challenges Often Mistaken For Anxiety

5 Challenges Often Mistaken For Anxiety

What do you know about anxiety? If you were quizzed on anxiety would you be able to identify it? When I meet clients for the first time I ask about symptoms of anxiety to help me narrow down a diagnosis and a treatment course....
Combating Your Inner Critic

Combating Your Inner Critic

Adapted from:  Pete Walker’s book “Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving” Do you struggle with a constant, nagging  Inner Critic?  Is there a negative voice inside your head reminding you...
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How to Recharge and Refocus When You Have ADHD

How to Recharge and Refocus When You Have ADHD

When you have ADHD, day-to-day activities at home and work can often drain your physical and mental energy. That’s because even seemingly straightforward tasks like paying bills or tidying up the house require sustained attention which can leave you feeling exhausted and depleted....

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