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Caring for Yourself When You’re a Caregiver

When you're a caregiver, your own self-care often takes a backseat. Often it feels out of reach. After all, you have serious, important, time-consuming responsibilities, on top of your other serious, important, time-consuming responsibilities, like work, kids, bills, and everything else.


Mental Health

Another Day Not Promised

"Somewhere over the rainbow, Way up high, There's a land that I heard of, Once in a lullaby" ARLEN HAROLD, HARBURG E YThat song was sung by none other than Aretha Franklin, who...


Hope

Today I Love The Beating Sun

Hot sun, hot coffeeToday I love the beating sun as it scorches the world to remind us that summer has its down side too. I love the fun that people are having here in the park at the splash pad and on the beach. I love that the whole show seems...


Living with ADHD

ADHD and the City

Some people are definitely city people or not city people. Personally, I can see the advantages of living in both more and less dense areas. For people with ADHD, I think the urban, suburban and rural life all have potential upsides.


Mental Health

Cynicism

"Just as every cop is a criminal, And all the sinners saints, As heads is tails, Just call me Lucifer, 'Cause I'm in need of some restraint" Keith Richards / Mick JaggerWe live...


General

Excluded From the Table: Ableism in Restaurant Seating

When discussing restaurant seating for singles on Community of Single People (the online group I belong to), it occurred to me that it’s an intersectional issue. Solo diners are typically made to sit at counters on high stools, often with no back. Many solo diners are older; it’s not just young people they’re relegating to the...


Communication

The Facebook Political War

“There's only a certain amount of retard I can take in a day, as I'm sure is the case with everyone, but Facebook now narrows the margin to 5 mins before I start getting a pulsating headache caused by liberals and their absurdly cretinous posts. It really is starting to affect my mental health.” ...


ADHD

Making Myself Happy

... hopefullyWhat does it take to make someone with ADHD happy?Well, that depends on the person. We're not much alike.That is to say that the commonalities we share have little to do with what we like or enjoy.But they sure do seem to have lots to do with what makes us...


General

Experiencing Trauma: 7 Signs You Haven’t Healed Yet

Have you ever experienced a traumatic situation?Do you feel you have overcome the negative effects of the trauma?Trauma is a powerful word.  Many clients who see me almost stagger when I mention I believe they have experienced trauma. When clients hear me label some of their most disturbing and unhealthy experiences as trauma they look...


Hope

Today I Love A Day Off … Sort Of

My Wednesday office coffeeToday I love a day off ... sort of, where I get caught up on all the work I've been putting off while Summerfolk gets itself built. I love that the park is changing in ways both subtle and grand that don't really make much of a...


Addictive Relating

How a Narcissist or Sociopath Reveals Himself

The term “narcissist” has become too commonplace, often used to describe those that trigger or upset us, or we do not get along with at home, work, or school, over protective or demanding parents.The term narcissist is best reserved for persons that meet the actual diagnostic criteria in...


Antisocial Personality Disorder

Seductive-With-holding and the Extreme Narcissist

"He's a cold hearted snake, look into his (uh oh)...He's been tellin' " Paula Abdul*please note this article addresses a narcissist as being either male or female. For simplification purposes the gender pronoun is interchangeable. Narcissism does not discriminate :)Many of the narcissistic abuse survivors I work with have become intimately acquainted with a seductive-withholding narcissist...


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