3 weird things to do when you’re in a slump.

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“Slump.” It’s not a clinical term, but who wants to read an article about “anhedonia“? One of the most common topics of therapy is lack of motivation. Sometimes a “slump” is born from the paralyzing anxiety of agoraphobia (think Joan … Continue reading

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Joey’s Secret: Defensive, strong, yet never good enough.

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  I followed my mother around the mall, transforming hanging lights into spaceships and  marble tiles into the surfaces of planets.  Shiny reflections were laser beams to be avoided and hurdled. Zoom zoom, the mannequin Martians will be defeated! JOSEPH ALLEN TANNER!!!!! A … Continue reading

Jimmy’s Secret: Why the Red, Yellow, Green Behavioral System Doesn’t Work.

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Dear Diary, So I’m back to school for the year. The thought of school makes me want to squish my sweaty palm into my sweaty armpit over and over. I’ve been practicing that sound all summer. On the first day … Continue reading

Reader Asks: I wish I never had my child.

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Question: I have a daughter with bipolar disorder who is ruining my life with her disrespect and her antics.  I bring her to therapy and she’s on medication, but it doesn’t seem to be helping. I am honestly counting the days … Continue reading