The Verbally Abusive Relationship

When a person is in a verbally abusive relationship, it is important and helpful to have the support of friends. One particular friend in this situation is Patricia Evans, who has written a book that explains what verbal abuse is and how to respond to it in a healthy manner. Her book The Verbally Abusive [...]

Sleep, Sleep, Help me Sleep!

Thousands of Americans, from children to adults, seem to have trouble sleeping.  Lack of sleep leaves people feeling more than just tired. Without it you have difficulty focusing and making decisions, difficulty with moodiness and irritability. People who are overtired may eat more, spend more, or get caught up in surfing the net all night - leading [...]

The Importance of Self-Care

  Over the years, I have become much more aware of the importance of self-care.  Whether you're a therapist, firefighter, police officer, EMT worker, attorney, or other first responder or helping professional, you're at risk for experiencing compassion fatigue, Secondary Trauma, Secondary Post-Traumatic Stress, and burnout.  Even for those not in the aforementioned categories, self-care [...]

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