The Difference Between ADD & ADHD

When searching for information on mental health issues, you’ll find attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) lumped together. In fact, you’ll often read ADD/ADHD. So it’s easy to see why people get confused.Before we talk about the differences, it’s worth it to take a brief historical look at attention deficit disorder to get an idea of...[ read more ]

6 Tips for Grieving a Loved One

Grieving for a loved one is very possibly the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do. Understand that it will take time and effort to heal, but you will heal if that is what you want. (Holding onto the past and your anguish is an option, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it.) While time will be the biggest factor in helping you...[ read more ]

What Causes Insomnia? 15 Key Culprits

If you’re someone who spends most of the night tossing and turning and checking the time on the clock, you’re definitely not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, close to 20% of Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder. That’s a lot of people walking around cranky and groggy!Symptoms of InsomniaPeople troubled by insomnia experience difficulty falling...[ read more ]

5 Daily Self-Care Exercises for Survivors of Abuse

Unfortunately, being a survivor of trauma or abuse is exceedingly common. According to the National Children’s Alliance, nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S. annually. And according to the Center for Disease Control’s 2017 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, nearly 1 in 4 adult women and approximately 1 in 7 adult men report having experienced severe physical...[ read more ]

New Year’s Resolution: New Tips for Success

The New Year has begun and is well under way. There’s much ado about starting anew with various intentions and personal goals people set out to accomplish. At this time of year, however, many people are also susceptible to the pressure of making more meaningful and valuable resolutions. Maybe the pressure is more about sticking to the goals which often...[ read more ]

How To Save A Marriage

A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by a colleague who challenged me with the following: “If you could offer couples only one piece of advice or guidance on how to save their marriage, what would it be?” As I was pondering upon this question, I had to pause for a moment because every couple is just as unique...[ read more ]

Letting Go

Every day, all of us have to make decisions as to what to keep in our lives and what to discard. Letting go of old habits, relationships, thought patterns, belief systems, or lifestyles we’ve espoused or held onto for a long time is not an easy task. We are challenged (sometimes by our own will and sometimes by circumstance) to...[ read more ]

Befriend PAIN

Would you believe me if I were to tell you PAIN IS THE WAY?   Nobody, including myself, likes to feel anything that remotely hurts or stings either physically or emotionally. We tend to shun whatever that pokes and makes us cringe.   Ironically, however, pain serves as a vital role in making us more wholesome. Sounds like a big...[ read more ]

Three A’s

As human-beings, one of the greatest blessings we've inherited is the gift of language.   What's even more fascinating is how we have the capacity to create an art of love, peace, and even conflict by the sheer choice of words we get to pick in our everyday expressions.   With words, we also possess the power to create infinite...[ read more ]

New Face of ADD: Culturally Derived Condition and Its Biggest Culprit

As the New Year kicks off to its full swing, there are much talks about making meaningful resolutions and finding ways to actualize them without fail. Though unique and different every year, one common theme that always seems to be re-emerging around this time is how to increase productivity and become more successful. Productivity is often considered as the number...[ read more ]

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