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A Vital Part of the Creative Process

Award-winning teacher and author Louise DeSalvo never works after dinner. She spends that time relaxing and being with her family. She rarely works on Saturdays when she also spends time with loved ones and runs errands. She never works Sundays because that's her time for "spiritual and emotional renewal." She carves out several...
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Professional Goals

5 Tips For Managing Employees More Effectively

Management Effectiveness There are many different styles of management, but not all management styles are created equal. Many managers take a hardline approach with their employees that relies on a rigid system of rules and severe punishments.This is not the best way to encourage productivity, however. According to scientific studies, job satisfaction and productivity tend...
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General

6 Gifts of Borderline Personality Disorder

I was twenty-four-years-old on my way to a residential treatment center in Chicago for an eating disorder when I got what I thought was devastating news that I had borderline personality disorder (BPD). When BPD hit my brain I lashed out inside. “Not another diagnosis,” I screamed while lines of
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General

The Critical Role Nutrition Plays in Mental Health

One of the most unrecognized factors in the development of mental health is the role of nutrition. The link between diet and mental health is growing as the field of Nutritional Psychiatry/Psychology expands. This field is becoming more impactful as epidemics continue to make headlines surrounding the health of our
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Hope

Today I Love Sobriety

All the snow ...Today I love sobriety and the life that I've managed to lead these past 34 years. I love that I had 27 wonderful years and one bad day with my late wife during those 34 years of clear eyed, clear headed determination. I love that I've...
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General

Caring for Your Four Kinds of Needs

We have all kinds of needs. Our main needs are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual---and it's important to care for all of them. The best way to do that is to explore and examine. It's to get curious. It's to constantly ask ourselves questions. Big questions like What soothes my soul? and basic questions like Am...
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General

Does Being Single Mean Being Lonely?

We often take it for granted that being in a romantic relationship is a good thing and that being single means being relatively lonely. Culturally, the common message seems to be that having a long-term romantic partner is preferable, and that being single means being alone. So does the science
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General

Are Some Types of Meditation Better for Mental Health?

Meditation is one of those things like exercise that’s often brought up as a practical task anyone can make a habit of to improve their mental health. And just like there are different forms of exercise, there are also different kinds of meditation to choose from. For example, mindfulness meditation
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Hope

Today I Love My Snow Dusted Home

Well dusted ...Today I love my snow dusted home and the beauty of the effects of raging weather on it. I love that we are proof against the winter, tough enough, as tough as snow, as enduring  as the seasons, as resilient as ice. I love coming up against the weather and...
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Adolescence

The Perils of the Pretty Child

Often when we think of beautiful children we think of the advantages they must have over less attractive children. They get the attention of their families and extended families, as well as of teachers and others in their lives. They are often the first to be picked for a team or a play...
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ADHD

Slow Down

Fast & frequent ...I'm always busy, though sometimes it doesn't look like it.Well, it looks like it, but it doesn't look productive.Okay, sometimes it doesn't look like I'm busy OR productive.But that would be ...
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