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The Grateful Donation of Time

The Grateful Donation of Time

When it comes to giving, the choice is quite personal. There are thousands of organizations that request donations of time, talent or treasure. For some, spending time at a school or charity event is a fulfilling way to give back. For others, donating a piece of artwork

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Human Glue and Rubber Bands – Part One

Human Glue and Rubber Bands – Part One

Anyone who has survived codependency can tell you about the correlation between human interaction, glue and rubber bands. Codependency is a learned behavior, bonding people into unhealthy relationships and stretching the boundaries of emotion management. Codependency, also called “relationship addiction,” may be found in familial, dating, spousal

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Gray Matter

Gray Matter

My father always said his dad was a hypochondriac. When I was a little girl, I didn’t know what that meant. I just knew my grandfather complained about a lot of pain and illnesses, but never seemed to go to the doctor or to really be sick.

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The Professions of Mental Health

The Professions of Mental Health

The 2017 State of Mental Health in America study shows that 18.29% of adults struggle with a mental health problem, equaling approximately 43.7 million Americans. This statistic is one part of the whole study that is labelled, “Adult Prevalence of Mental Illness – Adults with Any Mental

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Exposing the Reality of Gaslighting

Exposing the Reality of Gaslighting

In the 1994 black and white film, “Gaslight,” Ingrid Bergman’s character is manipulated by her husband, played by Charles Boyer, inspiring the psychological term “gaslighting.” Bergman’s character and her husband are living in the home in which her aunt was murdered. After telling her and others that

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Standing Up

Standing Up

A recent report from the website thebalance.com gives an estimate of 54 million Americans have been bullied at some point in their career.[i] The aggressive act of bullying comes in the forms of physical contact, words or interference. In any form, bullying intentionally and repeatedly causes injury

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Don’t Forget the Bow

Don’t Forget the Bow

“I put it in a box, Mom,” she said. “Like you taught me. I’m going to deal with it later or I’ll never sleep.” I admired her resolve. She had a rough day, full of expectation and then disappointment. Now she was trying a coping technique to

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The Great Happiness

The Great Happiness

Every day, someone you know accomplishes or receives something you would like to have in your life. Maybe you found out about it on Facebook. Maybe your Mom called to tell you or maybe that person rushed up to you, glowing with excitement, and told you the

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Poker Face

Poker Face

I’ve always wondered how someone could date a professional actor. How would you know he was telling the truth? If he was a good actor, are you simply left to your intuition to determine the truth? Some might throw politicians into that category and perhaps lawyers, but

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Post-holiday Celebration

Post-holiday Celebration

It’s January and the post-Christmas sales have just about wrapped up. Many retailers have moved on to celebrate the next holiday, seemingly forgetting their just-finished bread-and-butter sales season. While you’re still finding pine needles in the corner of your house and staring at never-to-be-eaten candy canes, local

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