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Shifting the Spotlight from the Stage to the Audience Huntington Lake, which lies 2,500 feet up in the Sierra Nevada mountains southeast of Yosemite, has been the home of Boy Scout Camp Kern since 1939. The lake is a deep reservoir known for frigid, clear blue water and excellent fishing. Source: CC …

Jealousy – Love’s Destroyer From heresy, frenzy and jealousy, good Lord deliver me ~ Ludovico Ariosto. Not only is the feeling of jealousy not conducive for relationship building and effective communication, but it just doesn’t feel very good. Are you familiar with that uncomfortable tightness in yo …

Many people with mental illnesses have thoughts of suicide, or attempt suicide. Suicide is the main cause of premature death in people with mental health problems,1 but many suicides can be prevented. This factsheet looks at risk factors for suicide and ways in which suicide might be prevented. Many …

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can be seen as quite controversial and it is sometimes portrayed dramatically on TV and in films. It is still used to treat some symptoms of mental illness, but its use has significantly decreased in recent years and it is used far less than medication and talking the …

Codependency

Codependency Codependency is a pattern of relating that is characterized by living through or for another, controlling others, attempting to fix other people’s problems, and intense anxiety around intimacy. It occurs when someone (spouse, parent, sibling, co-worker, or friend) allows another person’ …

Borderline Personality Disorder

Do You, or Someone You Love, Have Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder Trying to determine if you or someone in your life may suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder? You will soon find out, however, that this is a complex question. There are no simple beha …

The Internet and particularly the smartphone appear to hamper our ability to manage and balance time, energy, and attention—and they can be addictive. Ease of access, disinhibition, content stimulation, time distortion (dissociation), perceived anonymity, as well powerful activation of neurobiologic …

overdiagnosed

A 2017 Meta-Study Spotlights the Problem of Overdiagnosis There are now clear signs that child and adolescent mental disorders are widely overdiagnosed, according to the authors of a large meta-study published earlier this year. The researchers, whose comprehensive results appear in Child and Adoles …

define yourself

Emphasize your Strengths, Aim for Your Goals, and Minimize Your Weaknesses We spend so much of our lives living by what is defined as normal, and pass judgment on ourselves and others based on this—whether we try to be normal, determine that we are better than normal, or condemn ourselves as worse t …

Esther Perel Has a Whole New Take on Infidelity Esther Perel is one of the most insightful and provocative voices on the paradoxical nature of human interaction in intimacy. She is the best-selling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence and has been featured in two highly popul …

humour to boost your relationship

Six Ways to Add Laughter to your Relationship We have all heard about the benefits of laughter for our physical health, including the lowering of blood pressure, and the reduction of stress hormones. There are also many anecdotal reports of how laughter relieves tension between two individuals in a …

laughing in tragedy

How Comics Handle their Job When Tragedy Strikes The horrible tragedy in Las Vegas. As a standup comic, our community has to ask, “How do we comedians make people laugh with when we are blasted with such tragedy such as what happened in Vegas?” I learned a lesson about this when my book, The Comedy …

socializing drains introverts

The Introvert’s Way Isn’t About Chasing Rewards, But About Seeking Meaning A young extrovert and introvert walk into a bar. (No, this is not a joke.) It’s a Saturday night, and the place is packed. A cover band is rocking on stage, dozens of people are talking loudly over mugs of beer, and it’s loud …

abusive relationships of narcissists

How to Understand and Predict Narcissistic Abuse One of the most difficult things to understand in life is how someone who professes to love you can then go on to abuse you. Why Do Narcissists Abuse Those They Love? People feel traumatized and confused after a romantic relationship with an abusive n …

Search youtube for ‘babies dancing’ and you’ll see video after video of children moving to the music in the only way they know how: to the beat of their heart. There’s not one child postering or monitoring his movements in the mirror. You won’t find any video’s of kids apologizing for their horrific …

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