Jeanne Calment took up fencing at 85, rode a bicycle at 100, starred in a movie at 114, and didn’t quit smoking until 120 years of age…
It could be you’re in the middle of a divorce and wake up every morning hurt, disappointed, miserable, or angry. Or you’re past the legal and financial aspects of separation, everything finalized, and think you should be feeling relief by now — but the feelings won’t go away. Here are some ideas to keep you […]
“Stay strong, make them wonder how you’re still smiling.” (Buzzfeed) How to find the self Here’s a two-step framework to help you…uh, find yourself. Each day, choose one of the options from step one and another from step two. To keep things healthy, try to vary your choices from day to day. Practice, enjoy, and […]
Stating the problem This article is about learning social skills. But first, let’s talk about abilities! People with Asperger’s Syndrome have many strengths to balance out the difficulties life throws in their direction, like high IQ’s, amazing mathematic and scientific skills, and a quick, punny sense of humor. Socially they tend to be honest, straight-forward […]
“If you don’t like your perspective, change it.” What’s reality, and if there is a reality, why does each person see it so differently? For example, one man sees his dog sitting on an old couch and thinks “Oh, wow, I need to buy a new couch, and that dog needs walking. I don’t have […]
Recovery quiz? Whether you’re looking for a platform to discuss denial, commitment, social support, coping skills, and memory… or simply something fun but therapeutic, this free quiz is what you need!
You “obsess” over obsessing and find yourself doing unnecessary things over and over again, completing them just because the anxiety won’t go away unless they’re done. A quick visit to your doctor’s office clarifies everything: you’ve got Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Now you have to figure out what to do about it. OCD is marked by […]
The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.–Marty Feltman. Mental health providers encourage their patients to keep journals. Sometimes it’s almost obsessive. We journal! Everyone should journal! Write like you’re fighting for your life! But why do we write? I guess it’s because the empty page is a place to […]