Why Hyper Parenting is Harming Children

A 30-year-old woman is sitting in her therapist’s office, talking about her inability to manage life. She is disorganized, has poor time management skills, cannot make decisions, is easily overwhelmed, has no direction in her life and is filled with anxiety. A young adult woman just graduated from university and gets her first job. She comes down with a stomach...[ read more ]

Finding Resilience in the Midst of Challenges

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley One thing is certain, and that is that each day presents new challenges. It isn’t the fact that challenges occur that is most important, however, but how well an individual is able to adapt and bounce back from...[ read more ]

Coping Strategies in Uncertain Times: Calming Your Nervous System During the Coronavirus Outbreak

I have a confession to make. I am writing this blog as much for you as I am for me. These are challenging times. I find it especially hard to hear such difficult news on a daily basis — news that is not balanced with much good news. We don’t get an alert on our phones every time someone recovers...[ read more ]

Small But Impactful Ways to Nurture Your Creativity Every Day

One of the biggest barriers to creativity is lack of time. You’re busy. Your days are demanding. You have a long list of tasks from last week that you’ve yet to tackle. But is it really a tangible, true-blue lack of time, or more of a belief or feeling that time is scarce or non-existent? “If there is something you...[ read more ]

An Educational Gap in Mental Health Care

Today, people who have lost the will to live and those who love them are in danger of falling through a gap in the mental health care system that doesn’t have to be there. The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post have published articles this year about the continuing rise in the number of deaths by suicide....[ read more ]

Inside Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia in Men

Men and women experience schizophrenia differently; from the age of onset to symptoms and how society treats those with mental disorders.  Schizophrenic, Rachel Star Withers and co-host Gabe Howard continue the discussion of the differences from the last episode but change the focus to men.  Jason Jepson, an author who has schizophrenia joins for a man’s perspective and Dr. Hayden...[ read more ]

Podcast: I Fear My Spouse Will Abandon Me

  Do you struggle with abandonment fears? Do you worry your partner will suddenly ditch you even though there’s no real reason to feel this way? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Gabe opens up about his own deep-rooted fear that his wife will decide she doesn’t want him anymore. After all, he concludes, what does he have to offer her?...[ read more ]

Talking to Children about COVID-19: Reducing Hysteria During a Global Emergency

“Wash your hands!” My kids hear me say this all the time, but this week these three words have taken on a new meaning. Now washing your hands represents an important protective behavior against the coronavirus pandemic. After getting home from school yesterday, I reminded my children, as per usual, to wash their hands, but this time I stressed,  “for...[ read more ]

Is Self-Quarantining an Act of Love or Fear?

As a follow-up to the previously published article entitled We’re All In This Together: Facing the Coronavirus Crisis, I am offering additional ideas that have emerged since I wrote the original piece. I have chosen to remain at home, not because I am symptomatic, although I am in a medical and chronological high risk group, as a 61-year-old with asthma...[ read more ]

Do You Have Everything?

There is a phenomenon that happens when someone experiences doubt. I used to see it all the time when people would drop off their children at school. As the parent is pulling away and feeling the pressure of the building carline behind them, they suddenly experience a pang of doubt that something has been forgotten and they transfer that doubt...[ read more ]

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