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“So You’re Stuck at Home with Your Narcissist Parent” on Psychology Today

By |2020-04-07T14:08:36-04:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Crisis, Family, Narcissism, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Your narcissist parent can turn a quarantine into a nightmare. You have a narcissist/gaslighter for a parent. Going to work was your reprieve from the narcissist's antics. Work was like a vacation for you. Or maybe you only had to visit your parent on weekends. Even then, you kept the visits short. But now your parent [...]

“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay Right Now” on Psychology Today

By |2020-03-27T12:40:42-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Crisis, Health, Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Feeling overwhelmed has become our new normal. You are probably feeling extremely stressed, fatigued, and overwhelmed right now. The good news is that you are completely normal for feeling this way. The bad news is that this has become our new normal. How did we get here, and how do we protect ourselves emotionally? First, the lack of testing and accurate [...]

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“Discover 8 Journaling Techniques for Better Mental Health” on Psychology Today

By |2020-01-24T16:08:14-05:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , |

Different styles of journaling can help improve your mental health. Ever wondered how you should journal? Learn eight ways that you can use journaling to reduce stress, increase self-reflection, and create a better sense of wellbeing. One of the great things about journaling is there is no "wrong" way to do it. You can even have fun journaling. Journaling is [...]

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“How to Start Journaling for Better Mental Health” on Psychology Today

By |2020-01-24T16:07:40-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , |

Journaling can be therapeutic for your mind and body. You may have been "assigned" journaling as part of therapy, or thought about journaling on your own. But where do you start? Start with the basics. First, journaling is just a way to record your thoughts and feelings. Second, deciding to journal is a great way to [...]

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World Mental Health Day & Self Care

By |2018-10-10T20:16:44-04:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Psychology, Psychology Today|Tags: , , , |

On World Mental Health Day, let's talk about ways you can keep your wellbeing in check. One of the most effective ways is by practicing good self-care. What exactly is self-care? Here are 7 ways to improve (or start) your self-care skills. 1. Self-care is about looking out for Number One. The idea behind self-care is [...]

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Get Outside to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

By |2017-06-27T12:20:46-04:00February 6th, 2017|Categories: Health, Nature|Tags: , , , |

You may think when you go out in nature that you are just looking at the beautiful scenery, but being in a "green space" - whether that is a park, trail, or grassy area -  improves your mental and physical wellbeing.   A "green space" is defined as any area that has not been developed and is [...]

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Mental Health (Awareness) Month Resources

By |2016-10-05T06:45:48-04:00May 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Autism, Depression/Anxiety, Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

May is Mental Health Month. (Or Mental Health Awareness Month, depending on the website.) :) Here are some resources you might find helpful: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): www.nami.org NAMI StigmaBusters is "a network of dedicated advocates across the country and around the world who seek to fight inaccurate and hurtful representations of mental illness". [...]

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Kids with Migraines: Their Mental Health is Fine

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49-04:00February 18th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a study by Bruijn, et al. (2010), it was found that compared to healthy children, children with migraines: * do not exhibit more withdrawn behavior * do not have more thought problems * do not have more social problems * do not exhibit more delinquent or aggressive behavior * are not more frequently diagnosed with [...]

Video games are good for girls, if parents play along

By |2018-10-01T14:34:20-04:00February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's a synopsis of the study, followed by my questions about it: ScienceDaily (2011-02-02) -- Researchers have conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to their [...]

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Judge blocks discovery into aspiring lawyers’ mental health

By |2016-10-05T06:45:50-04:00January 6th, 2011|Categories: ADHD, College, Depression/Anxiety, News, School|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Law Journal January 04, 2011 - A federal judge has blocked the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners from digging further into the mental health of class-action plaintiffs who are suing over certain questions on the state's bar admission application. U.S. District Judge Tanya Pratt affirmed on Dec. 23 a magistrate's order prohibiting the [...]

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