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The Vegans’ Trauma

The Vegans’ Trauma

*This post is by contributor Shiri Raz, PhD  Sarah is a 35-year-old successful career woman, married and mother of two. She is known among her colleagues and friends for her positive attitude towards the world,...
BPD Diagnosis: 10 Common Fears

BPD Diagnosis: 10 Common Fears

Do you know someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? Are you diagnosed with it yourself? How did the person (or you) accept or deal with the diagnosis?...
Today I Love 57th Family Reunions

Today I Love 57th Family Reunions

Today I love 57th family reunions, because, how often does that ever happen, right? I love that when I am at my family reunion I often see people who are long gone out of the corner of my eye and when I turn to see them I see that it is the next generation only,...
Podcast: Procrastination or Mental Health Issues?

Podcast: Procrastination or Mental Health Issues?

 Since time was invented, people have fallen into three main categories: Chronically early, on-time, or late. You don’t need mental illness to put things off until the last minute...
Lucid Dreaming and the Conscious Unconscious

Lucid Dreaming and the Conscious Unconscious

  Last week we talked about Anomalous Cognition, which is a term used to describe the mind’s ability to receive or perceive information that is otherwise unknown or unknowable....

I Never Get Used To Anxiety

I’ve been talking lately about comorbid disorders because I, and I imagine you as well, live with one or more of them. My chart probably looks a lot like yours –...
Get Motivated: Using Lists to Create a Balanced Daily Schedule

Get Motivated: Using Lists to Create a Balanced Daily Schedule

I don’t really like the word “motivate” at all. To me, it seems like a dressed-up “should,” which is on my least-favorite-words list, and carries with it a sense of dread and obligation: I need to motivate myself to go jogging....
9 Ways to Manage an Anxious Person

9 Ways to Manage an Anxious Person

Veronica was looking forward to coming home, having a glass of wine, and watching the latest episode of her current binge. Work was particularly difficult today with two key employees...
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2 Steps to Release Perfectionism

2 Steps to Release Perfectionism

Any recovering perfectionists out there? I certainly am! I grew up with a compulsion to get everything right. But at a certain point, I realized there was a serious cost to this;...

Don’t Talk To Erica In the Morning

It’s one thing to not be a morning person, it’s another thing to suffer from insomnia.  My entire childhood I suffered from chronic hypo mania, and my family didn’t know much about mental illness at the time so,...

Obesity and the Pregnant Therapist

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge 2017) author Meredith Darcy describes the challenges of the pregnant therapist in working with obesity in the client. She writes as follows: Abby had difficulties relating to others and would use food to self-soothe and regulate affect. ...

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