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ADHD Food for Thought

Diet May Help Manage ADHD While the cause of the brain disorder, ADHD, is yet unknown, many health experts agree that a healthy diet may play a role in managing the symptoms. A good rule of thumb is whatever is healthy for the brain isnlikely good for those with ADHD. Here...

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Men in Sex Therapy: a Review of The Men on My Couch by Dr. Brandy Engler

Sometimes a book just reaches out and grabs me by the throat and demands that I listen.  The Men on My Coach by sex therapist, Dr.Brandy Engler, grabbed me and shook me to the core. One by one she allows her therapeutic sessions with these normal average guys to...

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This Exposure Shortens Your Lifespan

Tears came to my eyes as I watched Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’s talk – How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime. It wasn’t what she was saying was new to me. I have studied the effects of the mind on the body for over 20 years and am familiar...

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Relationship-Based Self-Esteem

Take a few minutes to evaluate your self-esteem.  Do you generally feel positively about yourself?  If not, why?  What environmental and self-imposed factors seem to affect how you feel about you?  Your parents?  The media?  Your appearance?  Your weight?  Your health?  Your salary?  Your love life?   Relationships and...

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Troubled by Christian Action

The more I learn about Christianity, the less I like it. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been a Christian most of my life so it’s not like I’m just now learning about it.  I’m in love with Jesus – more now than ever – but still figuring out...

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3 Ways You Can Prevent Christmas Melt-Downs

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s important to remember that all the extra shopping, fun activities, school programs, family gatherings and overall high level of anticipation are often accompanied with an increase in stress. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you and your...

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How to Choose Consequences that Work

Often I am approached by parents who ask me the question “How do I choose consequences that work”.  I believe that the consequences that parents choose are not nearly as important as the way in which they are delivered. Setting limits with clear rules, using respectful and supportive communication...

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5 Ways to Conquer OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is fear run amuck.  At the deepest core level, gripping fears take hold in the mind.  Desperate for control, the mind grasps for control through rituals.  These rituals are designed to try and prevent the feared event from taking place.  Over time, the cycle of...

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On line Dating: Purgatory or Heaven

On line Dating: Purgatory or Heaven

Having trouble with on-line dating?   People not writing you back, attracting people you cannot stand, getting lied to, and just feeling it’s a useless exercise.  Then you want to listen to Amy Webb’s TED TALK: How I Hacked On Line Dating.   Amy refused to give up.  She figured out what...

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What Is Adult ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder does not just impact child it also impacts adults. It can be costly to employers and devastating to relationships if not properly identified and treated. While problems with attention focus and memory can be due to other disorders it is important to have an assessment...

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