How to Find Some Stillness in a Life of Constant Movement

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So we know that everything is movement, right? Everything.  Even what we perceive to be a solid object sitting in stillness is made-up of movement.  If we were to look under a microscope at anything, your hand, a table, the screen you’re reading this on, we’d see a buzz of activity – protons and ... [Read More]

Neurofeedback for Anxiety

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Neurofeedback can be very helpful with: Social Anxiety Generalized Anxiety OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Panic Attacks Phobias All of these, and other forms of anxiety are miserable to have. If you have or have had any of them, you know that all too well. People who are both ... [Read More]

2 Ways to Deal With Ambivalence

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What comes to mind when you think of ambivalence? For many it can have a negative connotation: fence sitting, indecisiveness, confusion, contradiction. It implies you know what you have to do, but you just can’t decide or make up your mind. However, the definition of ambivalence is simpler: it ... [Read More]

How to Stay Professionally Productive at Work

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New research in the fields of neuroscience and organizational psychology suggests by setting appropriate, short-term goals we can maximize our productivity at work.  As we accomplish tasks and projects in small chunks, we end up getting more done and feeling better about our work products.  In ... [Read More]

How Does Successful Change Happen?

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It’s said that change is the only constant in life. Even without planning it, it’s happening: our bodies grow, seasons change and the world keeps spinning forward.  And yet somehow when you want to change something, it seems that the change is harder to begin or commit to. Whether it’s taking a ... [Read More]

How to Let Go of Perfectionism

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Is perfectionism an issue for you? Are you struggling with the idea that you must do everything perfectly? If you do it perfectly then you will be happy and so will those around you? The pressure to be perfect can be unbearable and cause us to feel anxious, stressed, disappointed, and even ... [Read More]

How To Manage Your Stress

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Unfortunately, stress is inevitable. So, what can we do about it? I’ve always thought a little stress can be good. It can help to motivate you, it can encourage you to perform better, and it can heighten your excitement about a task. However, it’s all about moderation. Too much stress can cause ... [Read More]

Sleep May Be Critical for Brain Health

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Sleep and brain health I believe sleep is critical for brain health. Here's new evidence: A CBCNews Health article titled Good night's sleep may be critical for brain health examined recent research done in Sweden by Uppsala University's Department of Neuroscience. The research was published ... [Read More]

Are you a Tiger or a Turtle? Pursuer and Withdrawer Relationship Dynamics

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We often take on roles that are familiar to us. When we recognize the roles that we play in relationships, we become more aware of our habits and behavior patterns; with this awareness comes the possibility for change within ourselves and an improved sense of well-being with our partners. Two ... [Read More]

An Adoption Story Ahead of Its Time

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A few weeks ago there was an article about adoption in the New York Times that was different from most of the articles that are written these days about adoption. It is entitled, A Single Adoptive Mother- in 1937. Rachel Gordan, the author, wrote about Laura Hobson, a friend of the editors of ... [Read More]