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Published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:37:33 -0700


Culture, Aspergers, and Dating

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:06:44 GMT

Have you ever tried to climb up a slide via the slide instead of via the ladder?That's what trying to date either an Aspie (someone on the autism spectrum) or a Nypical (a neurotypical individual not on the autism spectrum) without a knowledge of culture is like.Here is the definition of culture from Dictionary.Com.I've borrowed the specific shades of meaning most appropriate to dating:a) a particular form or stage of civilizationb) the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular socia [...]

Improve Your Mental Health With These Nutrition Tips

Wed, 23 May 2012 23:08:45 GMT

I recently purchased a Vitamix blender after watching the now-famous documentary, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (you can watch it for free on Hulu.I'm convinced that one of the best gifts you can give yourself for personal growth development is great nutrition.  Your body is a BMW!  Would you pour mud water into your BMW gas tank?  I think not!Invest in your body by feeding it fresh, whole food, and you won't regret the results.  The individual in the film mentioned a [...]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), For Adults With Asperger's Or Autism

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:21:39 GMT

I met Patricia Robinson online when I first started researching information about Aspergers and other autism spectrum conditions.I was impressed with her knowledge and sensitivity regarding coaching and therapy for individuals on the autism spectrum.I recently purchased Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adults with Aspergers Syndrome: Guides to Individual Evidence-Based Treatment, by Dr. Valerie L. Gaus, and am coming to appreciate how helpful this approach can be.I appreciate cognitive behavior th [...]

Here Are Tips To Manage Constant Anxiety and Worry

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 02:15:27 GMT

How can you manage constant anxiety and worry?  It's like a gnawing bug in the pit of your stomach.  Unchecked, anxiety and worry can take a toll on your stomach, your head (migraines), and your health.CompartmentalizeYou can compartmentalize your worry by assigning yourself a specific time of the day, or of the week, and designate it "Worry Time."  By doing this, you can remind yourself, when worry comes up, that you have given yourself a specific time to engage in worry.  [...]

Couples Conflict Management: Some Helpful Tips From Dr. Erica Goodstone

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 14:47:14 GMT

I've gotten to know Dr. Erica Goodstone through some online collaboration in projects and blogs.  She is committed to helping couples find love and healing in their marriages.Here is one of her articles to help you in your own marriage.The tension and hostility are building. You either lash out at each other, sometimes saying some pretty mean and insulting words, or you clam up and create a wall of silence. Conflict between two people in a relationship, any close relationship, is not only [...]

What Works for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder?

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 02:59:04 GMT

If you are a parent just finding out about your child's condition of attention deficit disorder, it's important to have an overview of the types of treatments for ADHD that will be backed up by research.Here's an overview of some of the more effective treatments for ADHD based on current research.Stimulant MedicationI don't have time to go into this subject in depth, because it's not the main topic of this article.  A board certified child psychiatrist is the MD most qualified doctor you c [...]

Here's A Method That's Helping Business and Employees

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:53:05 GMT

This is a guest post from Marina Salsbury.  Before I post her article, though, I want to point out that employee assistance programs can be a very helpful asset to both employees and employers.If you are an employee, you can call your Employee Assistance Program anonymously and ask any questions you may have about confidentiality.  This is of the utmost importance, since you don't want to have your private information informally or formally 'held against' you by your employer.Em [...]

Personal Motivation Tips: Go From Victim to Victor

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 23:37:01 GMT

Welcome to what is almost 2012!  I'm reprinting an article I posted on my other blog, Personal Success Factors, a while ago.  The principles for personal growth and personal motivation are timeless: I hope you'll apply them today and going forward. The absurd man is he who never changes.AUGUSTE BARTHELEMY (1796-1867)French poet and satiristThere is a story, I cannot remember where I heard it, about an experiment that was done with grasshoppers (I think). They are put into an ups [...]

Personal Development Strategies: How To Take Responsibility For Your Actions

Sun, 18 Dec 2011 03:56:16 GMT

"There is no such thing as insanity. There are only varying levels of irresponsibility." - Thomas Szaz, PsychoanalystThere is a secret grounded in the great minds and in the wisdom traditions from around the world.I learned it in my 20's, when I was floundering in disappointment, discouragement, and depression.The secret is grounded in a couple of laws.First, the Law of Cause and Effect.We reap what we sow. If we choose negative attitudes, complaining, bitterness, resentment, we will sow n [...]

How To Treat Performance Anxiety At Work

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 00:35:50 GMT

How can you handle paralyzing performance anxiety at work?Clammy hands, sweating, panic, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating. These are all symptoms of anxiety that can cripple you if you don't get a handle on that anxiety.Schedule a Worry Session Each Day or Once a WeekThis may sound crazy, but it will free you from having to worry throughout the day, every day. Over time, your body is going to say, "Give me a break!"During your worry session, write down specifically what you are wor [...]