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Harmful Family Lies, Secrets, and Legacies

Everyone tells a lie at some point or other in their life, no one is perfect. There is no one reason why someone might tell a lie as he/she might tell a lie to escape an uncomfortable situation, shame, guilt, cover up something that occurred, spare someone elses feelings, or in an attempt to hide or...


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Liver Disease: 9 Important Symptoms To Be Aware Of

The liver is the most essential organ in the body, yet not many pays as close attention to it as they should to ensure overall health. It actually performs over 500 different functions for every other organ and system in the body. Its main job is to remove toxins from other areas and decide how to...


ADHD

Using Some Discretion

The better partThe word discretion means several things. It means to have the freedom to act, as in "at your own discretion."It also means acting with decorum, choosing actions that are socially acceptable, as in "Use a little discretion, won't you?"I have ADHD, which means I am familiar with both of...


Hope

Today I Love Slow Starts

Mmmmm, coffee!Today I love slow starts to easy days. I love moving at a steady pace when things need doing. I love that I can take the time to converse with people while I work. I love that I'm a part of my community and that it saves a...


Depression

What Two Men In Their 90s Taught Us About Happiness

Bernard, our upstairs neighbor, had just turned 94 (years old!) when he first began to learn how to use a desktop computer. He would send us an email every weekday morning for almost the entire next four years until he passed away. The email was simple: It contained a brief yet formal, "Good morning" and...


Yoga Mentoring

The Union of Yoga & Why I’m Having Trouble Finding It

Every day, Pearl and I do "yoga with Pearl" together. He provides encouragement in the form of nonstop shrieking while I attempt to hear Adriene's instructions over his shrieks.According to my teacher, Adriene, the word "yoga" means "union."So I suppose I shouldn't have been so surprised today - after nearly a year studying...


ADHD Symptoms

Turning Trauma Into Strength

Most of us have or will experience trauma at some point in our lives.Whether it comes in the form of a personal upheaval - such as a serious injury or illness, victimhood at the hands of another, job loss, or the loss of a loved one - or through witnessing a traumatic event experienced by...


Understanding the Child-free Identity

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge 2017) author Adi Avivi writes as follows:The women in my study reported on their experience meeting other childfree individuals online, receiving support, information,...


General

Finding Time to Think

Maybe it’s because I’m a technology-immersed millennial, maybe it’s because I’m an impatient ADHDer. Either way, it seems like I rarely have time set aside where I can take a step...


Beliefs

Does Getting Married Make Sense Anymore?

It would seem marriage has become a relic of sorts.The downward trend in new marriages, along with the matching upward trend in divorce rates has left many people disillusioned and wary about the institution of marriage, particularly perhaps the younger generations. Fewer and fewer couples are going the route of marriage, opting instead for less...