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11 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

by on February 29, 2020

Dorothy recently lost her father to complications related to Alzheimer’s. Over the past ten years, she watched her dad deteriorate and become a shell of his former self. By the end, he did not know who she was, could not dress himself, and was on a soft food diet to minimize chocking. She grieved his… (more…)

Am I Becoming a Narcissist?

by on February 27, 2020

Alice woke up crying. The reality of a previous night of fighting, slamming doors, and breaking plates came into full view. The house was a mess, her husband of eight years was gone, and she felt as broken as the plates. She could hardly recognize herself anymore. In the middle of the screaming last night,… (more…)

Are You In A Toxic Relationship?

by on February 22, 2020

The phrase “toxic relationship” is thrown around quite a bit in popular media. But what really defines a toxic relationship? Toxic can be anything from an unhealthy to downright deadly. But it can be difficult when things are going well in a relationship to see some of the warning signs of toxicity. Frequently, what is… (more…)

Should I Stay Or Go?

by on February 21, 2020

David wondered if it was time for his relationship with Stephanie to end. In the beginning, things were great, and he thought that he found the love of his life. She was charming, helpful, generous, and gentle. But as time passed, new problems emerged. The ease of their relationship was now tumultuous. The excitement and… (more…)

Why Won’t My Kid Stop Playing Video Games?

by on February 15, 2020

After the third attempt to get her 9-year-old son to stop playing his video game and do his homework, Kelly angrily walked over to him, unplugged the device, and yelled. Her son yelled back and went into a rage all about how she ruined his game, embarrassed him in front of his friends, and was… (more…)

5 Guidelines for Electronic Devices

by on February 14, 2020

Recently, I stopped by a fast food place to grab a quick meal on a break from work. It was one of those places with a large indoor playground designed for families and small children. My timing was terrible, during the rush hour of dinner, so I was anxious to get my food and immediately… (more…)

7 Healing Steps from an Abusive Narcissistic Mother

by on February 7, 2020

Claire was 15 years old and lived with her mother. Her parents divorced when she was 10 and for the past 5 years, Claire had limited contact with her father. Not that her dad did not want contact, he did, but Claire’s mom made it very difficult. When Claire did visit with her father, she… (more…)

What is Empathy?

by on February 5, 2020

Empathy is one of those words that gets tossed around without much explanation. Having empathy is said to improve your marriage, your career, your parenting skills, your emotional well-being, your friendships, and basically your life. It has become the emotional aspirin of our day. But what does that really mean in the practical sense? How… (more…)

7 Ways a Narcissistic Attachment Is Destructive

by on January 28, 2020

Hindsight is 20/20. Looking back, Pete could see how destructive his marriage to Nan was. He knew that she was narcissistic, but he didn’t care. He thought that his love would be enough and if he knew how to handle her, things would go well. But it did not. It didn’t take long before Pete… (more…)

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