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Mental Health First Aid Kit

Mental Health First Aid Kit

  You probably have a first aid kit somewhere in your home, car, or work. You are ready for any mishap from a paper-cut to a gash. Are you as prepared for a mental health emergency? You know when you feel that panic attack coming on, or your anger is going...
Book Review: The One Thing

Book Review: The One Thing

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller is intended for an audience of business employees who are trying to be more productive and thus hopefully more successful. This book was recommended to me when I was starting up...
Book Review: The Optimistic Child

Book Review: The Optimistic Child

The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman, Ph.D. teaches you how to “immunize” your child against depression by teaching them how to think optimistically. Dr. Seligman is the former president of the American Psychological Association and the founder of the Positive...
Why Does PTSD Develop?

Why Does PTSD Develop?

Last week we reviewed what PTSD looks like (you can read about those symptoms here). This week we are going to review why PTSD develops. The focus will be on the role our Fight – Flight – Freeze survival response system plays in the development and maintenance of...

Book Review: The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha originally started as a letter to his unborn child about how to be happy. He reviews 9 “secrets” that will make you happy, which I paraphrase below: Be happy first: hard work and success won’t bring you happiness, you have to...

When Couples Grieve

  A lot of my work is focused on helping people work through trauma. An inherent part of the process is working through grief. Trauma brings with it so many losses. I previously wrote about these losses in another guest blog here. Recently, I contributed to an...

Book Review: Grieving mindfully

  Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss by Sameet Kamur, Ph.D. is a wonderful book about coping with any type of loss. I like that it addresses the many types of loss that we experience throughout life such as breaking up,...