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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 …

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray,Love, shared in a speech that no matter how charmed her life looks, every day she falls short of what she had hoped to accomplish. Then she has to consciously stop her brain from beating herself up for her shortcomings. She ended by telling us to “Let go of the …

The Father-Daughter Bond: A Dress Rehearsal for Life. Many women underestimate the importance their father has in their lives. For the most part, a good relationship with an intimate partner is strongly tied to a woman’s relationship with her dad. A father’s presence (or lack of presence) in his dau …

Simply praising your child can actually do more harm than good. Here’s a comprehensive guide to building self-esteem in children. Last week, my son Aaron made the school soccer team. Boy, was I proud. And I couldn’t stop saying so. “Good job, buddy! You’re the best!” I beamed, he beamed, and all see …

“We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” ~Lori Deschene Sometimes I am really terrible to myself and relentlessly compare myself to other people, no matter how many times I read or hear about how good enough or lovable I am. On an almost daily basis, I meticulously look for …

Consider your child’s interests and strengths for employment opportunities. It is important to consider what your child or student likes or is passionate (ie obsessed) about and figure out how that can help him earn money. In most cases, people on the spectrum can be difficult to motivate – unless i …

The Law of Attraction What you focus on will increase This means you should focus on what you love, And want more of that in your life. So practice the attitude of gratitude. Hardware / The Body SLEEP: Sufficient, uninterrupted, deep 7-8 hours. DIET: Regular, healthy, low GI, keep blood sugar steady …

Imago Relationship Therapy is a form of marriage therapy founded by Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Getting The Love You Want: A Guide For Couples, Keeping The Love You Find: A Personal Guide, and Giving The Love That Heals: A Guide For Parents. Premise IRT integrates and extends western psychologi …

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