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April 20, 2015
by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC

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The Trolls That Don't Live Under a Bridge: Understanding the Threat of Online Trolling

April 20, 2015 07:55 by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC

trolling
In recent times, with the increased use of social media and the internet as a primary source of interaction between individuals, we have also seen an increase in something that has come to be known as “trolling”. Trolling is defined as an online activity where “individuals actively seek to disrupt and cause problems for their own satisfaction or enjoyment” (Pulman & Taylor, 2012), and individuals who engage in trolling are commonly referred to as “trolls”. [More]

March 30, 2015
by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC

ageing

After We Are 'Mommy' and 'Daddy': The Truth About the Post-Parental Period

March 30, 2015 07:55 by Juliana Fruhling,MA-MFT, RCC

ageing
Midlife, also known as middle-age, is by far the longest period of a person's life, due to a recent increase in lifespan thanks to healthier lifestyles and advances in medical care, but sadly it is commonly depicted in a negative light in our culture, especially during the post-parental period of midlife (McGoldrick, Carter & Garcia-Preto, 2011). Midlife crises, menopause, empty-nest syndrome, these are some of the things we think of when we think of midlife, which lends support to the negative view we have of it, and of aging in general. [More]