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Excuses, Excuses
posted by Melanie Rudnick on Oct 22nd 2014
Excuses, Excuses"It's that time of year again! There is candy everywhere…in bowls in doctors' offices, on huge displays in stores, on my kitchen counter staring at me as it sits patiently waiting for trick-or-treaters. It's the perfect time for excuses.Many people will use Halloween as a reason to "be bad." Next thing you know, it's Thanksgiving, then Christmas time, and then it's back to your annual New Year's resolution to "be good" again. " More...
What is a Family "System?"
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Oct 21st 2014
What is a Family "System?""It is relatively easy to understand the structure of a family system but more difficult to understand the inner workings of how that system functions. " More...
Another Gizmo: Electronic Health Record (EHR) and the Digital Pen
posted by Terry McLeod on Oct 20th 2014
Another Gizmo: Electronic Health Record (EHR) and the Digital Pen"Oh boy. Another gizmo for the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Actually, I like digital gizmos, especially when they have a practical application. At first glance, the Digital Pen in use with Next Step Solutions has a fit in the Mental Health and Addictions treatment EHR landscape. " More...
A Mistake Is but an Error: An Ironic-Poetic Odyssey for Human Authenticity and Audacity
posted by Mark Gorkin, LCSW ("The Stress Doc") on Oct 20th 2014
A Mistake Is but an Error: An Ironic-Poetic Odyssey for Human Authenticity and Audacity"A mistake is but an error, Why the reign of holy terror? Must there always be a loser? Is it really now or never? Don't let hyper-controlling order, Invade a sense of your own border. Life and death is true urgency…All else is but priority!" More...
Ways to Connect with your Child in a Fast-Paced World
posted by Gary Gilles, LCPC on Oct 17th 2014
Ways to Connect with your Child in a Fast-Paced World"So, it is no secret that we live in a fast-paced world and we aren't going to slow it down much by ourselves. But we can focus our limited attention in ways that seem to slow it down enough to make meaningful contact with our children. And that is something worth your limited time. You want to stay connected to your child and the best way to do this is to deliberately make an effort to talk with them. Here are a few suggestions of how to slow down your world and your child's enough to make meaningful points of contact." More...
9 Clever Ways to Gain Confidence
posted by Mandy Kloppers on Oct 16th 2014
 9 Clever Ways to Gain Confidence"How do you gain confidence? Many people seem to think confidence is something that you find. An elusive substance that you can obtain through certain activities. Common examples I come across:" More...
Conscious Uncoupling - Vital for Mental Well-being
posted by Annie Gurton, MA on Oct 15th 2014
Conscious Uncoupling - Vital for Mental Well-being"If getting a divorce is bad for mental health, having an acrimonious divorce is ten times worse. So it's good to hear that couples and their advisors like lawyers and clergy, are becoming increasing aware of the movement towards 'Conscious Uncoupling'. Made famous by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin and popularized by a handful of other celebrity couples, the idea that separation can be a respectful, compassionate, private process and need not be bitter or vicious is growing." More...
OCD and Values
posted by Janet Singer on Oct 15th 2014
 OCD and Values"When I talk or write about my son's journey through severe OCD, the topic of values often arises. Values are the things that are very important and meaningful to us. Examples include the people whom we love, our favorite activities, important experiences, and guiding principles. Of course each of us has our own unique set of values, and I believe it is crucial to our well-being that we all pay attention to our personal values." More...
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