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Gluten and Generic Medications

Gluten and Generic Medications

What’s in the medicine you take?  There’s a lot more in that pill than the active ingredient. Pills, tablets and capsules,...
12 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is Being Abused

12 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is Being Abused

Nancy and Marcie have been best friends since college. The turmoil of college bonded them as they believed that once they were in careers, married, and had kids, life would...
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ADHD – What Do We Want

ADHD – What Do We Want

There’s a cute meme about ADHD that I’ve seen a few times, it’s like a cartoon with panels, in the first a speaker is asking, “What do we want?” and in the second panel the crowd roars,...
Today I Love This Morning’s Light Show

Today I Love This Morning’s Light Show

Today I love this morning’s light show that was our view with breakfast. I love how amazing it is to watch the dawn on some mornings, how it looks so beautiful and I think to myself that nothing in the natural world has ever looked that amazing before or ever will and then it slowly changes to something as beautiful or more so and I
What If You Are Afraid of Yourself?

What If You Are Afraid of Yourself?

Anxiety and fear are a big part of our lives. They have the power to shape our attitudes, behaviors, body language, attention, perception, beliefs, reasoning, sensations—even our dreams.Sometimes anxieties and fears concern issues and situations we rarely encounter....
Anorexia Stole My Childhood, and More

Anorexia Stole My Childhood, and More

It was in fourth and fifth grade that I decided I didn’t want to grow up. I wanted to be the shortest in my classes, and I even walked around...

Sleep And Bipolar Disorder

I will be the first to admit that I love to sleep. In fact, I probably sleep more than most people, on average. There are a few reasons why. First off,...
Narcissists’ Kids’ Medieval Upbringings

Narcissists’ Kids’ Medieval Upbringings

No dental care. No medical care. No babysitters. One square of toilet paper per wipe. Reused bathwater. What is this? The Dark Ages!?! Why, no, m’dear. It’s the normal upbringing of narcissists’...

Different Forms of Gaslighting

Theodore Dorpat describes two characteristics of gaslighting: that the abuser wants full control of feelings, thoughts, or actions of the victim, and that the abuser emotionally abuses the victim,...
Do’s and Don’ts for Buying Christmas Toys

Do’s and Don’ts for Buying Christmas Toys

It was a total Christmas fail. With great fanfare, my well-intentioned brother-in-law gave my 2.5 year old son a 2-foot tall robot for Christmas. It was jet black. It had...
Women And Anger

Women And Anger

Stereotypically, women are thought of as emotional and men as logical, but biology reveals this is false. Curiously, the inverse in true. Researchers have discovered that men have a larger part of their brain devoted to emotional responses and a smaller region

“Real” Relationships in the Virtual World

Time Out of Mind (2009), written more than ten years ago, describes the various online social network sites that were available at that time. At this writing, we have a whole new array of sites that offer instant online communication connecting us with participants across the globe....
The Highly Anxious, Highly Sensitive Person

The Highly Anxious, Highly Sensitive Person

I have struggled off and on throughout life with anxiety. When the anxiety gets too high, I will tumble into depression. When the depression gets too low, it triggers anxiety....
Podcast: Medicaid’s Dark Secret

Podcast: Medicaid’s Dark Secret

For many participants, Medicaid — the program that provides health care to millions of low-income Americans — isn’t free. It’s a loan. And the government expects to be repaid. Are...

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