Monthly Archives: April 2011

Statistics on Depression are Depressing

Sounds like it is time to discuss depression as an occurrence that might be described as heading in the direction of an epidemic. Continue reading

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Reality TV Triggers Form of Second-Hand Shock

This study truly strengthens the perspective that those in the business of using their compassion and empathy to help others are affected; not only in their minds, but physiologically in their brains and in their bodies. Continue reading

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Anger is Always About the One Who Feels It

Irresponsible expression of anger robs us of an emotional experience that can passionately drive forward healthy transformation and growth. Continue reading

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Worry Wanes With Brainstorming

It is common knowledge that most of the things we worry about never happen. Why then does worry take up so much of many people’s time and energy? Continue reading

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Signs of Addiction Can Be Subtle Among Professional Helpers

An interesting article appeared online regarding the more subtle signs of addiction. The author, Ms. Melanie Haiken claims that knowing whether someone you love has a problem with drugs or alcohol is not always as obvious as you might think. … Continue reading

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9/11 Second-Hand Shock Still an Issue a Decade Later.

Can you imagine that helping professionals are still suffering trauma responses a decade after the 9/11 tragedy? That certainly speaks to how insidious the effects of vicarious trauma can be! Continue reading

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Expressing Emotions Increasing in Popularity

I have long proclaimed that if you don’t have your feelings, they will have you. Sure enough, research demonstrates that suppressing emotions can have serious health consequences, both physically and psychologically. Continue reading

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