Essential Reads

The Truth in Fiction

By Jessica Lourey on February 13, 2017 in Discover Your Truth
According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. But how do we select and then write our most significant story?

How to Partner with a Loved One with Mental Illness

By Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes on February 05, 2017 in Not the Whole Person
Having trouble getting along with a mentally ill relative? Try this approach.

Misophonia Breakthrough Study

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on February 04, 2017 in Noises Off
Study reveals Misophonia is a brain-based disorder! A detailed explanation from the lead researcher, Dr. Sukhbinder Kumar.

7 Simple Yet Effective Ways to Jump-Start Your Imagination

By Fran Sorin on February 01, 2017 in Tools for Innovative Living
Are you stressed out and feel like each day is a never ending to do' list? Tuning up your imagination will transform your life into one filled with excitement, meaning, and fun.

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Beyond the Echo Chamber

By Ken Brack M.Ed. on February 23, 2017 in Unspeakable Gifts
Shedding attachments to our opinions and assumptions is a risk worth taking.

Where Are They Now?

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on February 23, 2017 in Breaking Culture
Why we need to tell the truth about trauma and race.

Exhausted Grief: Can't Sleep After The Death of a Pet

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on February 23, 2017 in Animal Attachment
Sleeping after experiencing the death of your pet is elusive for many. Here are healthy ways to encourage our body, even in the grief process, to get a good nights rest.
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An Occasional Longing, but No Regrets

By Barbara A Jaffe Ed.D. on February 23, 2017 in Journey to Healing
Quite a while ago I decided that regret was a useless emotion and vowed to never give into its beckoning allure of unfulfilled longing and disappointment wrapped in self-pity.

Radicalization

Young people need to be helped to feel better about themselves, to find a sense of purpose, to feel they belong.

99 Nurturing Activities Helpful During The Grief Process

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on February 21, 2017 in Animal Attachment
When we are experiencing grief over a loss, it is easy to lose track of what can bring us comfort. Here are 99 healthy suggestions to nurture yourself while you're grieving.
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The Instinct for Gender

By Amy Colbert, Ph.D. on February 20, 2017 in The Trans Life
Is gender innate or acquired—or both? Linguistic science suggests some answers.

Tempest in a Toilet Bowl

By Amy Colbert, Ph.D. on February 20, 2017 in The Trans Life
Where is an intersex trans woman to find relief? The answers seem to defy logic of one sort or another. Here is an elemental guide to the conflict.

Tragic, Sudden, Unexpected: Grieving for Traumatic Pet Loss

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on February 19, 2017 in Animal Attachment
Experiencing the sudden deaths of our pets makes the grief even more painful. Explore common patterns of guilt when it comes to tragic loss, runaways, and incomplete endings.

Raising Your Inner Child

The "inner child" has been a popular idea in psychotherapy. Theories purport positives and negatives in it. There are ways to enhance the positives and reduce the negatives.
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Mothers Beware of Facebook

The toxic side of Facebook.

Travel in the Age of Trump

By Lauren Fritsky on February 17, 2017 in Vacation Mentality
It doesn't matter which country you're from--Trump's travel ban stands to affect us all.

Anxiety En Route to Orlando

By Sarah Fader on February 17, 2017 in Panic Life
I thought, what better place to go than Orlando, Florida. There are so many attractions and fun things to do for kids.

9 Myths About Pet Loss And What The Truth Really Is

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on February 17, 2017 in Animal Attachment
There are many misconceptions when it comes to grieving the loss of our pets. Explore nine common myths that pet owners face, alongside the truth.

The Cultural Stigma of Pet Loss and Grieving Their Death

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on February 14, 2017 in Animal Attachment
Grieving the death of our pet is hard enough without extra judgment. Explore the broader concepts of why many people face cultural stigma when it comes to experiencing pet loss.

Losing Trust Is a Good Thing—Here's Why

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr. on February 13, 2017 in The Main Ingredient
People have lost their trust in authority—but no worries—this is a good thing.

7 Self-Care Essentials While Grieving the Death of a Pet

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on February 13, 2017 in Animal Attachment
The death of your pet and companion animal can be just as painful as losing a family member. Here are seven essential self-care strategies to help you through.
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#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike

By Sarah Fader on February 12, 2017 in Panic Life
Please join us by using the hashtag on Twitter #ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike.

Hospice: Not Just for Humans Anymore, a Changing Paradigm

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on February 11, 2017 in Animal Attachment
As Human Hospice grows as more people understand its benefit, Pet Hospice gains ground. Explore how Pet Hospice can provide important end of life support for you and your pet.

“Though Hate Is Why Men Breathe”

By Jessica Teich on February 10, 2017 in Dispelling Demons
Trump’s tyranny is familiar to anyone who grew up with a volcanic father.

Hope: Optimism With a Plan

A look at hope and its relationship to resilience and to other positive states, such as optimism, self-esteem and side-efficacy.

The Quiet House and Empty Dog Bed, Coping After Pet Loss

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on February 09, 2017 in Animal Attachment
Coming home after the death of your pet to their toys and products can be immensely painful. Learn how different pet owners cope with the pain of this loss in different ways.

'Twas the Night Before Surgery, When All Through The....

By Joseph H Cooper on February 08, 2017 in Pauses and Moments
Was it the prophylactic imagining (and imaging) that the subconscious devises to chase away an unwanted development?

To Lithium or Not to Lithium?

By Terri Cheney on February 08, 2017 in The Bipolar Lens
Discovering a calmer kind of joy.
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I'm Sorry to Bother You, But Please Don't Leave Me

By Sarah Fader on February 06, 2017 in Panic Life
One of the biggest lies anxiety tells us is that everything is about you or because of you.

Why Self-Care is Hard for Depressed Individuals

When you live with depression, self-care can sometimes feel unattainable. Read more here to learn why this is so hard and for tips to make self-care happen.

10 Promises to My Children From Their Recovered Mother

By Angie Viets, LCP on February 06, 2017 in Inspired Recovery
What do you tell your kids if you have a history of an eating disorder? Here are 10 promises I've made to my children.
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Gratefuls

By Barbara A Jaffe Ed.D. on February 05, 2017 in Journey to Healing
My daily Grateful Lists help me to return to the essential, to what is most important in the infusion of my joy despite my troubles.

Dr. Zach Rosenthal on the Misophonia Breakthrough study

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on February 04, 2017 in Noises Off
Interview with Dr. Zach Rosenthal (Duke University) to help clarify and contextualize the new research on Misophonia and what it really means for people with the disorder.

Watching the Puppy Bowl is Good for Your Health

By Adam Clark LSW, AASW on February 04, 2017 in Animal Attachment
Need a break from the stress of the current political climate? Watching the Puppy Bow on Superbowl Sunday may help improve your mood according to scientific studies.