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Should Kids Get Participation Trophies?


Every parent wants their child to succeed and be happy. Seeing children sad, frustrated, or disappointed can tug at our parental heart strings like nothing else and our impulse is to protect…

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What Is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?


Most people have experience a certain behavior or feeling or combination of both they desire to eliminate or change. There are many theories within psychotherapy that would focus on the behavior or…

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What Is Apophenia?


Apophenia is to make connections between seemingly unrelated things. It happens in the way people see images in the clouds in the sky or people see Mother Theresa’s face on a potato…

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PTSD Service Dogs


Post traumatic stress disorder may result from a single encounter with trauma or from a series of traumatic episodes.  PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can greatly impact a person’s quality of…

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What Is the Locus of Control?


Locus of control is a person’s perceived amount of control they possess in their daily life. There are two types of control people have: internal and external. Internal locus of control focuses…

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Can Culinary Therapy Really Help?


The word “food” can mean many different things to a person, depending on their relationship with it. For some, food is comforting. For others, food is stressful. Similarly, the art of cooking…

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What Are Brain Zaps and What Causes Them?


The term “brain zaps” refers to a withdrawal symptom common for individuals who cease taking certain medication for depression and anxiety. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as well as selective serotonin and…

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The Benefits of Crying


Contrary to the beliefs of some, crying is an important component of mental health and wellness. The benefits of crying are often unrecognized, overlooked and under- appreciated, as it can be good…

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Connection Between Charisma and Happiness


Charisma can be equated to magical fairy dust.  Both are shiny, sparkly, and instantaneously capture attention.  When the fairy godmother flicked her magic wand, Cinderella illuminated in shimmery silver sparkle and Bippity,…