May is Mental Health month. Yesterday was Mental health Blog Party Day. I know, I know, where is mine? I think I liked reading more and wouldn't mind sitting this one out. Here are my favorite blogs from Mental Health Blog Party Faith, Art and Farming: The Different Child - "ADHD is a fact. Some see … Continue reading A Blog Party Done Right – Here Are My Favorites.
Yesterday, I mentioned that we often refuse to believe something if it contradicts what we know and believe, even when presented with overwhelming evidence that points to us being wrong. Kathryn Schulz is the author of "Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error." She talks about how most of us do not like to … Continue reading How Wrong is our Need to be Right?
Codependency seems to be the theme with the clients I see recently. Being codependent means you have the tendency to behave in an overly passive or caretaking way which puts your needs last and the other person’s first. This is the opposite of selfish. It’s being completely unselfish. In a harsh, competitive world filled of … Continue reading Codependency: An introduction
The most difficult part of recovering from addiction is not the quitting part (believe it or not). The hard part is staying “quit” (for lack of a better word). For most addicted people, this is a day to day, full-time job. And contrary to what programs preach, sometimes it just doesn’t get better with time. … Continue reading Sober Check. Now what?
Last night I couldn’t sleep and started re-reading a book that has been very influential in my making as a therapist and a person. The book is called “INTIMACY, CHANGE, AND OTHER THERAPEUTIC MYSTERIES” By David Treadway. This book cost me $30. No lie. Now that may seem normal to you but to someone who … Continue reading 1001 Reasons Why My Self-Help Book Will Never be Published