pyromaniac

Definitions and symptoms of Pyromania

As summer slowly comes to an end, we are getting closer to the time of crisp, fall weather that brings us back indoors and invites us to cuddle under cozy blankets with comforting cocoas or teas, sometimes in front of a beautiful, blazing fireplace. Many people have fondness for fires during the cooler times of […]

body image

Grief’s Effect on Health, Body Image/Self-consciousness

Pregnant women whose formerly trim, attention-getting figures have swollen into puffier proportions are known to experience negative body image thoughts and beliefs when it comes to marital and sexual issues, and that’s despite the happiness of expecting a desired child with the happily married husband-father. Body image issues tend to be more complicated for people […]

self loathing

Useful Tips to Overcome Self Loathing

Many of us have high expectations of ourselves and can get stuck in the trap of self criticism. However, it can turn into a vicious and damaging cycle of self loathing.  Once in the cycle, it is difficult for some to pull out.  Self loathing involves narrative that is destructive and damaging to well being […]

laughter

How to See Humor in a Horrible Situation

Smithsonian magazine once held an article entitled When Bad Things Become Funny; Humor experts set out to discover when tragedies are fine to joke about, and when they’re not. The last paragraph read “… space, time, social relationships and hypotheticality must combine to create a ‘sweet spot’ in order for a comedic spin on tragedy […]

bitter girl

How to be Better not Bitter

You might find it boring, irritating, or mysterious, but “Choose to be better, not bitter,” is a meaningful maxim. It’s about making a decision that the events in your life will not serve as excuses for you to harbor, or to nurture, anger, resentment, jealousy or any negative attitudes. Let’s look how the choice to […]

what kind of therapist is right for you

I Need Help: Where to Find Someone to Talk to

When trusted friends aren’t available or not helpful, when your favorite clergy person just isn’t saying anything to improve your mood or level of insight, when you think “I need help,“ then it’s time to figure out where and how to find the help you need. Depending on the severity of the situation or idea […]

Schizoid Personality Disorder

Diagnosis & Treatment of Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder is not the same thing as schizophrenia. Like schizophrenics, people with Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) experience a lack of emotion, the avoidance of relationships and activities, plus a lack of motivation. Here’s where the distinctive differences emerge, though: A group of odd, often distressing personality disorders is called a “cluster” in the […]