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January 28, 2021
Anxiety is a COVID Symptom?

Anxiety, much like anger, can take different forms and appear differently in different situations.  For some anxiety looks likes like agitation with fidgeting and pacing but for others it can look more like they are withdrawn or checked out of things.  For so many people who thought that life would have returned to what they once felt […]

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January 14, 2021
Are you Positive for COVID Rage?

Not at all unlike the stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance), during quarantine and other COVID limits and separations, a lot of people are getting pissed!  Angry about having to wear a mask, angry that other people aren’t wearing their masks.  Irritated at delays and shortages on needed items.  Pulling your hair out about ever […]

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December 31, 2020
Your Brain on Internet?

In 2020, most of us spent more time on screens than ever before.  For many of us it was the only thing connecting us to our friends and family during a period of global isolation.  But what else the internet come to represent for us?  Entertainment, education, politics, work, distractions, solutions, etc.   Learning? Part of the allure around […]

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December 17, 2020
What is the Internet Do to a Kid’s Brain?

The truth is, we will be learning about what the long term impacts the internet has on the developing brain for a long time.  But we already know a few things about how the use of the internet impacts well-being and socialization.  We know that for adults as well as children, the internet is just as much […]

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December 3, 2020
The Screen and Your Brain

It seems as though there has been a great deal of conversation around avoidance behaviors and dissociation lately and their terrible impacts.   Dissociation and Avoidance... Friend or Foe? First, everyone dissociates and avoids.  When a person makes the same trip over and over again (for example the drive from work to home), their brain makes a […]

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November 19, 2020
"Call the Midwife"

I can’t remember exactly what drew me to this series.  Maybe is it because I really like London and usually really enjoy period movies.  And initially, I couldn’t figure out what made me keep watching.  There is a simplicity and honesty to it that does not exist in most of the stuff that is available these days. There […]

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November 5, 2020
Lessons from "The Vow"

Though I have been trying to be mindful of watching a lot less TV and staring at screens for any longer than necessary, there have been a couple of things in the last few months that I just felt drawn to watch.  I don’t remember how I came upon “The Vow” but it definitely caught my […]

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October 22, 2020
Goodbyes Suck.

When I sat down to write this, I couldn't help but think of the Boyz II Men song... Goodbyes are difficult but they are important. We've all said goodbye to people, places and things. Goodbyes can be uncomfortable and I feel as though people are starting to avoid anything and everything that makes them uncomfortable […]

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October 8, 2020
The Terminator...

There are A LOT of reasons to end therapy; you don’t click with your therapist, you have to move out of state, you feel as though you’ve met your goals, etc.  In a year when we have all had to say a lot of good-byes, I thought now was as good a time as any to […]

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