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A Lack of Space

A Lack of Space

It all started with a grocery shopping trip. Upon leaving the store, I had forgotten where I’d parked my car. Again. This seems to happen most often when it is raining or quite hot, and it was a sweltering August day. As I made my way down

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Afraid of Being Afraid

Afraid of Being Afraid

  “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inaugural address may best

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The Immaterial Value of Money & Materialism

The Immaterial Value of Money & Materialism

Traveling enthusiasts know one of the biggest rushes of going somewhere is the experience. There might be amazing food or memorable shopping (read: souvenirs) but the true thrill is being somewhere and soaking in the environment. In a recent discussion with a non-traveler, I said that when

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The Speed and Healing of Sound

The Speed and Healing of Sound

Some of the first things I noticed in New York City were very popular and all in black and white. These items seemed to be staples of those who rushed by on the busy streets.  As I walked Fifth Avenue on my very first visit to the

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Human Glue and Rubber Bands – Part Two

Human Glue and Rubber Bands – Part Two

Part One of this topic addressed codependency in everyday relationships. From behaviors akin to being human glue and flexibility that rivals the stretch of a rubber band, codependency, or “relationship addiction” is an unhealthy path. You might think that codependency only occurs in personal relationships. In fact,

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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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