General

15 Steps To Manage Anger

Whether it’s that driver on the freeway that cuts you off, a colleague at work who passes you in the hall without acknowledging your “Hello”, or your spouse’s leaving their laundry on the bedroom room, it’s safe to say that anger has paid you a visit lately. Although we sometimes have a negative association with anger, it’s...
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Anxious behavior

5 Steps to Tackle the Self-Critical Voice in Your Head

Yes, the one that tells you that you’ll never be good enough, no matter what you try, or the one that tells you that you’ll never have a close relationship because there’s nothing about you that’s even remotely lovable. Or that the worst-case scenario you’ve been worrying about at work is definitely going to happen...
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Hope

Today I Love Being In The Capital

Canoe see where I am? Today I love being in the capital city of my country, Ottawa. I love that it is a big city with lots of things to see and do. I love it's familiar sort of feel, even though I've only ever been here a few times, because...
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General

A Successful Relationship Requires Complete Authenticity

It’s time to get real. Recently I was at Sex Geek Conservatory with Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex and Cathy Vartuli of The Intimacy Dojo. They had us do an exercise in which we took two minutes each to teach one simple concept. As I thought about the concept I
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control

Speedy the Narcissist and the Funeral Meddling

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a narcissist. We'll call him Speedy. You've met Speedy before. He lived a fairly colorful life, full of conflict. He meddled with everything and , neighbors, family. Now, Speedy had an acquaintance we'll call Fred. And one day, Fred died. It was very, very sad. But...
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Addiction

Does Pornography Loosen the Ties That Bind?

Over the years, numerous studies have examined the link between porn use and heterosexual marital happiness, with most of this research revealing a negative association. In general, these studies tell us that if one partner is looking at porn, marital satisfaction (happiness within the relationship, sexual gratification within the relationship, contentment with marital decision making, etc.)...
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How To Stay Motivated With Adult ADHD

Introduction Are you an adult with ADHD?  Have you been lacking motivation recently?  Are you looking for motivation?  Continue reading this article to find helpful tips to regain motivation with adult ADHD. Realize That Motivation Is Needless According to , the first tip to become motivated with Adult ADHD is to realize that motivation is needless.  Psych Central uses the example of taking...
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General

Different Types of Meditation May Have Similar Psychological Benefits

There doesn’t seem to be one kind of meditation that’s uniquely suited to improving mental health. Rather, it appears that different meditation practices can have similarly positive psychological effects. That’s what researchers in Poland discovered by studying people who regularly engaged in two different kinds of meditation: Zazen and Tai
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ADHD

The other symptom

Symptom? Maybe ... One of the "unsung" symptoms of ADHD is creativity. Yeah, I know, there are "Professionals" who will say there is no documented proof that that is true. But I offer this little treatise of logic as possible proof of, at the very least, of the possibility of the efficacy of this postulation. ...
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Hope

Today I Love Early Starts

My coffee maker ... Today I love early starts to my day. I love sleeping well, even if I don't sleep in. I love waking up feeling rested. I love having the morning to myself, even though I'm not a "by myself" kind of person. I love the well manicured little...
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General

8 Major Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

Photo credit: Perlinator What do you think of when you hear the term "borderline?" What comes to mind for you? For a lot of people, "borderline" means "split," "switchable," "unstable," or "unsure and confused." In some ways this is true. Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) struggle with managing emotions, making...
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Coping with Challenges

Are You Predisposed To Obesity?

  It's not news that obesity rates are astronomical. Yet the increased availability of high fat and high-sugar foods only partly explains the high incidence of obesity around the world. For one thing, while we are all given the same amount of available food, only some people are obese, while others remain at healthy...
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Mental Health

How Should You Respond to a Narcissist?

The last Quick Fix cartoon was my most Popular Therapy Cartoon of all time! Ah, good times. Today's cartoon is in reference to how we respond to people who may be narcissists, or anyone who may not be someone we want to spend time with. Do we figure out how to deal with them, or just move on, and let go of baggage? :) The other...
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