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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Fri, 16 May 2014 13:50:58 +00002014-05-16T13:50:58Z

It is said that at least 1 in 4 Americans have a mental health diagnosis at any point during a year, and yet there is still so much stigma around mental illness.


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Why being selfish can be good for you

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:40:40 +00002014-04-14T21:40:40Z

Truly being in touch with yourself and knowing what's important to you is crucial in order to live your best life. If that requires a little time out and putting your own needs before others, some may consider that to be selfish. If that's the case, I'm all for selfishness, and wrote a piece on the importance of selfishness. Once you're in touch with your needs and desires, you'll be better able to express them to others, and will enjoy more authentic and meaningful relationships as a result. Just don't be a jerk while taking time out for yourself, and then selfishness may not be such a dirty word.


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April is National Autism Awareness Month

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:10:40 +00002014-04-12T22:10:40Z

Celebrated by the Autism Society since the 1970s to spread awareness about autism and now autism spectrum disorders (ASD), April is National Autism Awareness Month.

Have you wondered about what early warning signs for autism are? Researchers are finding that screenings can be done earlier than previously believed, and a simple questionnaire can help identify children at-risk for autism as early as at their first birthday. This article discusses 7 red flags of autism and provides information about this easy questionnaire as well.


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Are you in a relationship with someone who is shut down?

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:37:23 +00002014-04-06T20:37:23Z

As a psychologist trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, I happen to see couples all of the time who are struggling with one of the common problematic relationship patterns in which one partner tends to shut down and withdraw.


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Increase your luck before St. Paddy's Day!

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:04:22 +00002014-03-13T17:04:22Z

I remember listening to a radio interview about luck with Richard Wiseman over 10 years ago, but I didn't catch his name at the time.

Wiseman has been named "arguably the most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today," by a Scientific American columnist. His work and research is wide ranged, but today, because St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, I want to share his 4 ways to improve your luck.


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Another great resource for your relationship

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:27:25 +00002014-03-09T22:27:25Z

There is so much great information out there on how to have a healthy relationship, it's hard to keep up with it all! This is good news for all of us.


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Creating and maintaining a strong and healthy relationship

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:07:05 +00002014-03-07T23:07:05Z

A lot of my work revolves around helping people with their relationships, so naturally I like to write articles about relationship health. After all, strong relationships are so important to our health, and it's recently been shown that healthy relationships even change the way our brains respond to pain and distress...

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A little bit on therapy

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:02:44 +00002014-02-25T11:02:44Z

Have you been thinking about seeking therapy?  Therapy can be a wonderful and life changing process.  It can be intimidating to find a therapist, so when you're looking, make sure you know the surprising most important factor in choosing the right therapist for you.


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Going stir crazy this winter? Here's what to do!

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:06:42 +00002014-02-20T22:06:42Z

Is this the longest winter ever?

Here are 7 great tips that you can implement to beat the winter doldrums.

If you're going stir crazy or worry that spring will never arrive, check out these  7 tips so you can make the most of the remaining days of winter and preserve your sanity!

Stress in America - and what to do about it

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:00:01 +00002014-02-18T05:00:01Z

The American Psychological Association conducts an annual survey about Stress in America.

Some of the results from 2013's Stress in America survey are not surprising: Americans continue to struggle with stress.

Of note, however, is the concerning fact that teenagers are taking on as much, if not more, stress as adults.


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