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Restorative Sleep is Vital to Brain Health

Sleep disorders can be caused by a brain injury, such as a concussion (a mild traumatic brain injury). Many of my clients and patients with brain injuries report that they have issues sleeping. Some have trouble falling asleep. Some have trouble staying asleep. Some...

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Neurofeedback and Anxiety

Anxiety is usually a person’s response to stress, which can come from psychological, physical, dietary, or environmental sources, like loud noises. Once a person’s brain gets locked into a pattern of anxiety, it can be difficult to break. For anxiety sufferers,...

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Turning a Vice into a Virtue Through Healthy Self-Soothing

You may be wondering exactly what is meant by the term, self-soothing. It really means what it says – finding ways to soothe yourself when the world is giving you grief or your inner balance has been upset. Most of us actually learn effective self-soothing techniques...

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20 Sentences That Will Change Your Child’s Life

Have you ever heard of the ten perfections? The ten perfections are Buddhist teachings that delineate the characteristic traits of enlightened beings. It is said that they are universally important to conducting a happy and compassionate life. Even though this...

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5 Strategies to Relieve Anxiety

Anxiety is a well-known state of mind and each of us will experience it at some point in our lives. For most of us, anxiety will feel uncomfortable — a nuisance to be dealt with the best we can — and will inevitably visit us during some major life...

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Compassion is Better than Empathy

Empathic people feel the pain of others acutely. Is it possible to be too empathic? Could feeling too deeply for someone else’s pain or sorrow actually hurt you? Indeed, too much empathy can be debilitating. When we become too distressed about the suffering of others,...

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Deserving Therapy

We all have those wonderful friends. You know, the ones you won’t see for weeks or months, but still make you feel like not a day has passed since your last reunion? Several months ago, a college friend and I finally nailed down a specific date and time to meet. It...

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Unlocking the Vault

In the 11th year of her increasingly unfulfilling marriage to Mark*, Nicole began an affair with a coworker. Though she thought Will was funny and worldly, Nicole's initial motivation was simply to see if her marital sex life was terrible because "something was wrong...

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