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29 Jun 2017

One of the nicest things you can do for yourself to help reduce anxiety and stress, lift a low mood, or energize yourself involves music. Whether playing, singing, dancing, or listening, music has a beneficial effect on the parts of the brain and ner...

2 May 2016

Most people have heard of random acts of kindness. They are - as simply as the term suggests - selfless acts performed by one person, solely to cheer up another person. 

The photo above is a random act of kindness I was on the receiving end of. Thos...

18 Aug 2013

Change is not easy. Especially big changes. We get stuck in our ways, create bad habits, or sometimes just don't know where to even begin because change feels too overwhelming.

Change can actually be broken down into five different stages:

  1. Pre-cont...

22 Sep 2012

The phrase "fight or flight response" is probably one you've heard. The phrase was coined over 70 years ago by physiologist Walter Cannon and refers to the body's natural response to stressful or threatening situations.

When you're faced with a stres...

16 Sep 2012

Back in August of 2012, Missouri Congressman Todd Akin insulted not just rape victims, but all women. In a television interview, Akin was asked about his position on abortion in cases of pregnancy resulting from rape. His response was "It seems to b...

12 Aug 2012

As any therapist does, I hear many stories of how negative childhood events impact daily life, despite how far in the past those childhood experiences may be. There is research conducted that studies this very issue, called the Adverse Childhood Expe...

15 Jul 2012

As you may have noticed, my last post was back in late May [2012]. Almost two full months have gone by! Where does the time go?! My excuse here is that it's been a busy and eventful summer. The truth here, however, is that I've procrastinated. For we...

20 May 2012

Last weekend, I was in a bookstore and it didn't take long to notice the reason for why so many fathers were flocking to the greeting card aisle with their young children - to get their Mother's Day card, the day before of course. Among them was a yo...

15 Apr 2012

A few months ago, I decided that I was going to try learning American Sign Language (ASL). I'm not fluent in a second language, though I wish that I was. Having worked with a deaf therapy client once in the past (with the help of an ASL interpreter),...

1 Apr 2012

I don't normally care much for science fiction movies, but today I watched the sci-fi movie, In Time. It was the most fascinating movie I've seen in a long time.

The film is about a future society in which people age only to 25 years, then must earn...

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