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Lucid Dreaming and the Conscious Unconscious

Lucid Dreaming and the Conscious Unconscious

  Last week we talked about Anomalous Cognition, which is a term used to describe the mind’s ability to receive or perceive information that is otherwise unknown or unknowable....

I Never Get Used To Anxiety

I’ve been talking lately about comorbid disorders because I, and I imagine you as well, live with one or more of them. My chart probably looks a lot like yours –...
Today I Love People Who Talk

Today I Love People Who Talk

The water hasn’t reached the patio yet, and the kayaks are still here. And, I have pants on.Today I love people who talk about things....
Get Motivated: Using Lists to Create a Balanced Daily Schedule

Get Motivated: Using Lists to Create a Balanced Daily Schedule

I don’t really like the word “motivate” at all. To me, it seems like a dressed-up “should,” which is on my least-favorite-words list, and carries with it a sense of dread and obligation: I need to motivate myself to go jogging....
9 Ways to Manage an Anxious Person

9 Ways to Manage an Anxious Person

Veronica was looking forward to coming home, having a glass of wine, and watching the latest episode of her current binge. Work was particularly difficult today with two key employees...
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2 Steps to Release Perfectionism

2 Steps to Release Perfectionism

Any recovering perfectionists out there? I certainly am! I grew up with a compulsion to get everything right. But at a certain point, I realized there was a serious cost to this;...

Don’t Talk To Erica In the Morning

It’s one thing to not be a morning person, it’s another thing to suffer from insomnia.  My entire childhood I suffered from chronic hypo mania, and my family didn’t know much about mental illness at the time so,...

Obesity and the Pregnant Therapist

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge 2017) author Meredith Darcy describes the challenges of the pregnant therapist in working with obesity in the client. She writes as follows: Abby had difficulties relating to others and would use food to self-soothe and regulate affect. ...
Romance:  When Your Head and Heart Disagree

Romance: When Your Head and Heart Disagree

Your heart’s passion and your mind’s wisdom are great gifts. But what happens when your emotional and logical sides are at odds? This can be particularly poignant in romantic relationships....

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