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November 20, 2017
by Tracey Block

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To sleep, perchance to dream. [Hamlet., William Shakespeare]

November 20, 2017 20:53 by Tracey Block

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Every morning, many of us subject ourselves to a rude awakening—the sound of an alarm forcing us into the day’s obligations. But what does this artificial arousal have in common with current research into mental illness? A lot. The ebb and flow of the human daily biological clock, known as circadian rhythm, while different from person to person, dictates when we should wake, eat and sleep. More than ever, scientists recognize that denying the body its opportunity to sleep when it needs to can have detrimental effects on our physical and psychological well-being. [More]

November 17, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Aging: It’s all in your mind!

November 17, 2017 23:50 by Tracey Block

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Growing old. The one unifying factor among all humans is also the most difficult to face. The inevitable aging process is one we try to escape with expensive lotions and hair dye. Coming to terms with the physical signs of aging is taking its toll on our mental health. Researchers wonder if it is possible to hold a mirror up to reality and accept the natural cycle of life. [More]

November 3, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Playing is the Prescription for Good Adult Health

November 3, 2017 15:30 by Tracey Block

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Adults have allowed themselves to be deprived of play for too long. Researchers have proven daily play-filled activities improve adult creativity, lead to greater productivity, reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure. So why aren't more of us getting out there to play? [More]

July 20, 2017
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Is it NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)? Why Do We Care?

July 20, 2017 05:00 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Whether or not it is noticed or understood, it would be hard to find an individual who has not been stung by an encounter with someone who suffers from either NPD or ASD. A result of such a rendezvous would be the feeling that one was unworthy, invisible and, somehow, “less than “.This is exacerbated by the unexpected nature of the insult received. It would be safe, under these circumstances, to guess that one has been in contact with someone who is detached from the feelings that would be expected under normal circumstances. [More]

June 14, 2017
by Hilda Huj

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Parenting Tips: Teen Rebellion

June 14, 2017 05:00 by Hilda Huj

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The topic of teen rebellion has occupied the attention of parents and mental health professionals for a long time now. Therefore, there are many different theories about the teen rebellion. However, while all the theories are different, one thing is always the same - whether the teen is rebelling against socially fitting in (rebellion of non-conformity) or against adult authority (rebellion of non-compliance) - it is never easy to deal with the rebellious teen. [More]

March 20, 2017
by Theravive

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Are You Over Scheduling Your Child?

March 20, 2017 11:28 by Theravive

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How busy are your children? Can you tell the difference between your schedule and theirs if you removed the descriptions from the time slots? Experts have a warning for us. Over scheduling your children can have detrimental effects on their development, according to a recent study. [More]

December 12, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Childhood Revisited

December 12, 2016 02:23 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What is the one activity of childhood that is, in all likelihood, universally accepted as an effective way to withdraw from the pandemonium of daily life? What will occupy the mind and restore serenity in less time than one can measure? What is the diversion that has been adopted by the world of adults and has sold over 12 million units of functional escape from reality as the numbers continue to grow? [More]

September 27, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Immigrant Children: Value of Play Therapy

September 27, 2016 22:02 by Hilda Huj

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Throughout human history, migration has been a fact of life. However, as a result of globalization, it currently affects more people than ever before. Amnesty International ("People on the move", n.d.) reports that more than 230 million people live outside their country of birth. That is about 3% of the world's global population. And that number grows every day. [More]