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Conan O’Brien Doesn’t Let Depression Keep Him Down

Conan O’Brien Doesn’t Let Depression Keep Him Down

Conan O’Brien probably isn’t the first person to come to mind when you think of clinical depression. The quintessentially goofy, over-the-top absurdist comedian and late night talk show host presents to audiences as a carefree clown who instinctively finds funny everywhere he
Funny stuff

Funny stuff

There are so many problems that come with having ADHD. And quite frankly, there are damned few benefits. There are, it is true, ways of looking at this disorder that allow us to maximize our differences and those maximizations do benefit us,...
How Anxiety Changes ADHD Symptoms With Age

How Anxiety Changes ADHD Symptoms With Age

ADHD and anxiety are a dynamic duo, or maybe a disorderly duo. ADHD is often a have-one-condition-get-another-free type of situation, and in many cases anxiety is the second condition ADHDers get for free....
Self-trust and How To Build It

Self-trust and How To Build It

Linda: Self-trust is not trusting yourself to know all the answers; nor is it believing that you will always do the right things. It’s having the conviction that you will be kind and respectful to yourself regardless
What to Do If You’re Feeling Anxious Right Now

What to Do If You’re Feeling Anxious Right Now

You have a big presentation. You’re taking an important exam for your license. You’re defending your master’s thesis. You need to talk to your best friend about something that’s been...
Work And When To Disclose Your Mental Illness

Work And When To Disclose Your Mental Illness

I think that when to disclose about your mental illness or if you want to disclose at all in the workplace is a very personal decision and I don’t think that there is any one right answer....
The Secret to Meeting Someone at Gay Pride

The Secret to Meeting Someone at Gay Pride

  It’s Pride month, a great time to meet new people, hang out, and be your most authentic self. Everyone across the country is celebrating Pride with events like World Pride
Psychological Changes of Motherhood

Psychological Changes of Motherhood

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge, 2017) author Meredith Darcy writes as follows: Entering motherhood promotes deep psychological changes in a woman during pregnancy—a woman confronts psychological and physical transformations and prepares herself to become a mother in order to
Today I Love Those Little Purple Flowers

Today I Love Those Little Purple Flowers

Today I love those little purple flowers that are blooming in the back yard like a cushion of green with a floral print, whatever they’re called. I love the way the rabbits cross from yard to yard always looking for that one yard that has the best clover....
Want to Change? Is Your Mindset Holding You Back?

Want to Change? Is Your Mindset Holding You Back?

Mindsets are simple beliefs that shape how we see ourselves and others and how we live our lives. Much of what we consider as our personalities stem from our mindset....
What is Awakening?

What is Awakening?

You may have heard the term “awakening” used before
Fake It Till You Make It: 5 Cheats from Neuroscience

Fake It Till You Make It: 5 Cheats from Neuroscience

The catchy phrase Fake It Till You Make It is “an English aphorism which suggests that by imitating confidence, competence, and an optimistic mindset, a person can realize those qualities...
I Blocked His Number

I Blocked His Number

When I wrote my original post, “He Blocked My Number,” I received an outpour of comments, and heard so many stories about the blocking game, that I find it necessary to elaborate and dive deeper into this experience....
Meditation and Bipolar Disorder

Meditation and Bipolar Disorder

Since I established a regular meditation practice, I have not been hospitalized for psychotic mania or depression.  I haven’t even had a

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