Category Archives: 2014 Articles

Take Two Laps Around the Block and Call Me in the Morning

  by Lisa Anyan Smith, Ph.D. Years ago, as a budding mental health professional, I took a job at a residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally challenged youths.  I lived and worked alongside teens at a rural camp, where we … Continue reading

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Discovering the Sun of Self and Eclipsing Your Inner Critic’s Discomfort

By Metta Sweet Edge, LCSW, MAT Driving home at sunset from the beach this summer, my two-and-a-half year old son pointed West and shouted excitedly “Orange Sun! Orange Sun! Orange Sun!” over and over in delight.  Clearly amazed and thrilled … Continue reading

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Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful

By: Elizabeth Eiland Figueroa, LMSW  [Title from Susan Albers, Psy.D., author of Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful: How to End Your Struggle with Mindless Eating and Start Savoring Food with Intention and Joy (2008)] We all eat and drink, at … Continue reading

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Why Neuroscience?

by Molly Keeton Parnell, PhD  A few days ago I had an experience that has become quite familiar to me. I was reading Brene´ Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection” and she made the following statement: “Shame is universal and one … Continue reading

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Get on With Your Life!

(Intro by Micky O’Leary, Ph.D.) I’ve always been interested in death. What happens? Where do our souls go? How can death inform our living? Recently, a movement called “Death Café” has sprung up around the country. It started in Europe … Continue reading

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