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Relationships: Spotting The Unhealthy Roles We Play

How do we recognize an unhealthy relationship? Let me present a helpful model, one that will help you look at your own relationships and become clearer about what is going…

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What If Mental Health Was Brain Health?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), almost 44 million adults and 14 million children in the United States have a diagnosable mental disorder each year. Regrettably, the…

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What You Don’t Know About Depression

Nearly 7 percent of, or approximately 15.7 million, American adults are affected by depression. Many of us are no longer shocked by that statistic as we may have loved ones…

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2 Myths about Adult ADD

There are many people who feel anxious, depressed, impulsive, or prone to anger, and they think the problem is “all in their head” or purely psychological. However, one of the…

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Brain Health Guide To Red Dye #40

See if you can figure out what the following list of foods has in common: Kraft barbecue sauce Lasagna Hamburger Helper Del Monte fruit salad Nacho Cheese Doritos Welch’s Frozen…

Whose Business? Focusing On What We Can Control

So often we are worried about things we cannot control. When you are stuck on a negative story about yourself, someone, or something, ask yourself: Whose business are you in?…

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The Importance Of Getting Good Sleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you go to sleep easily but wake up repeatedly throughout the night? Do you find it hard to drag yourself out of bed…

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Why Are We So Negative?

Do you tend to be negative? My professional experience and research shows me that negativity is the default position of the human psyche, part of the brain’s survival system, which…

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4 Steps to Break An Anxiety Attack

Some anxiety is good.  It’s true! A little bit of anxiety helps to keep us safe and out of trouble (our brains are biologically wired to protect us) and keeps…