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Stress Resiliency and Brain Agility through Sleep-Priorities-Passion-Empathy-Exercise-Diet Part VI
posted by Mark Gorkin, LCSW ("The Stress Doc") on Mar 5th 2015
Stress Resiliency and Brain Agility through Sleep-Priorities-Passion-Empathy-Exercise-Diet Part VI""D" is for a healthy "Diet"...Easier to sigh than try it. When it comes to how you eat? Do you yo-yo - famine or feast? Forever tied to your mood. The great divide: "bad or good"...Followed by "should not" or "should."" More...
Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abandonment
posted by Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT on Mar 4th 2015
Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abandonment"People tend to think of abandonment as something physical, like neglect. Loss of physical closeness due to death, divorce, and illness is also an emotional abandonment. It also happens when our emotional needs aren't being met in the relationship - including in our relationship with ourselves. And although loss of physical closeness can lead to emotional abandonment, the reverse isn't true. Physical closeness doesn't mean our emotional needs will be met. Emotional abandonment may happen when the other person is right beside us." More...
Effective Listening in Small Groups
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Mar 3rd 2015
Effective Listening in Small Groups"It's no secret that meetings are a way of life in the workplace. The reason we have so many meetings is because we think collaboration is the most effective way to accomplish a complicated task. In theory this is right. Yet these gatherings of work groups, task forces, committees, and other groups present a thorny problem. While they can be very effective, most are boring, lengthy, unfocused, and characterized by poor communication between the participants. More often than not a meeting will end with a lack of resolve, which of course prompts the scheduling of yet another meeting. It's not long before workers feel imprisoned by meeting mania. Maybe you can relate." More...
OCD and Fear of Treatment
posted by Janet Singer on Mar 2nd 2015
OCD and Fear of Treatment"I've previously written about recovery avoidance in those with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and how heartbreaking it can be for family and friends to know there is treatment for the illness, yet their loved ones refuse to commit themselves to it. I've talked about how important it is for those with OCD to identify their values, so that the desire to regain the things they hold most dear could hopefully propel them toward recovery. But still, time after time, I hear of those who just can't bring themselves to embrace treatment. They are too afraid." More...
Why an Imperfect Marriage is Your Best Option for Happiness - Part II
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Mar 2nd 2015
Why an Imperfect Marriage is Your Best Option for Happiness - Part II"It may surprise you to learn that the path to a happy marriage is not to avoid conflict. In Part one of this post I told the story of a guy who really believed that a couple could have a long-term relationship and not have conflict. Not only is this unrealistic but I would consider it to be unhealthy. Conflict handled maturely and with sensitivity can actually strengthen a relationship. Here are three tips for approaching conflict in a way that will strengthen your marriage and deepen the emotional intimacy between you and your partner." More...
Stress Resiliency and Brain Agility through Sleep-Priorities-Passion-Empathy-Exercise-Diet Part V
posted by Mark Gorkin, LCSW ("The Stress Doc") on Feb 27th 2015
Stress Resiliency and Brain Agility through Sleep-Priorities-Passion-Empathy-Exercise-Diet Part V"This is a "diversity in unity" poem: each letter of the SPEED acronym has a somewhat different poetic style and structure yet provides a united pathway for stress resiliency and brain agility (for kids of all ages). If you missed the previous ones, you can check out the first one here (with links to the rest being added as a new one is published). E is for Exercise" More...
Believe Itís Possible
posted by Mandy Kloppers on Feb 26th 2015
Believe Itís Possible"Are you living the best life possible for you? If not, why not? Many of us have limited horizons and self limiting beliefs that keep us from reaching our full potential.What have you decided is impossible in your life? How resigned are you to just putting up with life as you know it?" More...
Why an Imperfect Marriage is Your Best Option for Happiness - Part I
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Feb 24th 2015
Why an Imperfect Marriage is Your Best Option for Happiness - Part I"I share that story because too many couples secretly believe what this speaker was saying: that the best marriages don't experience much conflict. But, this is not true. The real test of a strong and secure marriage is not whether you can avoid conflict but how you go about addressing it and repairing the possible injury that may result. Conflict in a marriage is not only inevitable but should be expected." More...
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