Surround Yourself With Healthy Couples And Friends

Whenever we find ourselves falling into cruise control, we’re reminded that even the best relationships require regular maintenance. Here is a great article from the Gottman Institute. I think this also applies to single people and friends. Surround yourselves with healthy people, not ones who are negative, not ones who drag you down. Be with […] Read more »

The 7 Daily Essentials for Brain Health

The 7 Daily Essentials for Optimal Brain Health Dr. Dan Siegel saw that the US Dept of Agriculture replaced the food pyramid with a plate to remind people of what a healthy diet looked like, and he thought, how about doing that for optimal brain function? So, he designed a plate with the 7 essentials […] Read more »

Great Resource

Here is a great resource for all sorts of help and groups in the area – Trident United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline. It is open 24 hours a day,seven days a week. http://www.sc211.org/index.php/component/cpx/?task=search.query&view=&page=34&search_history_id=84589782&unit_list=0&akaSort=0&advanced=true&query=%20&simple_query=&code=SUPPORT-GROUPS-AND-CARE-GIVERS,PN-8100,PH-7000,RP-1400.8000-145,PH-7000.3300-040,PH-2400.7000,PN-8000,PH-2400.3300,PH-3300,PH-6200.4600,LH-4600,ND-3400.8000,LR-1550,FT-4950,LT-2800.4500,RR Read more »

Why Does Couple’s Counseling Sometimes Fail?

I was recently posed a question, as to why couple’s therapy does not always work, even if one person, or both, may want it to. I thought it an excellent question. Here is my response to that person, and I thank them for the opportunity to discuss this. Being happily married for over 25 years, […] Read more »

Even Pets Are Victimized By Domestic Violence

Puppy Abandoned in Airport Bathroom with Devastating Note Because There Was ‘No Other Option’ Here is a sad story with a happy ending. A puppy, abandoned in a bathroom because the owner could not afford to take him with her, as she was fleeing an abusive situation, finds a good Samaritan and a forever home. […] Read more »

Are You Fueling Your OCD?

Here is a great little article on handling intrusive thoughts, common to people who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as many other anxiety disorders. Are you adding fuel to your fire of obsessive thought, or are you letting it die down? Read on. Imagine that you and your friends go to a park […] Read more »

11 Ways to Set Boundaries with Narcissists, Or, How To Set Boundaries For Anybody!

I think and even better title is, “How To Set Boundaries.” This is an excellent article! Read it! Narcissistic people view themselves as uniquely gifted and therefore feel entitled to take advantage of other people. They do not possess healthy boundaries, nor do they like it when others set limits against their intrusions. Establishing solid […] Read more »

ADHD and Spending Money | ADHD Millennial

This article from Psych Central reminded me of ADD in adulthood. As you may or may not know, people do not grow out of ADD in adulthood. They may have the inappropriate, impulsive behavior under control, somewhat, but here is a classic manifestation of the impulse control and novelty issue – overspending. People with ADD/ADHD […] Read more »