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Too Much Info: Overload 101

Too Much Info: Overload 101

This idea has many shapes: Choice Overload, Post Event Collapse Syndrome, Analysis Paralysis, and Information Overload but they all have this in common: more of something than one can effectively handle. I just got back from an Alaskan cruise. Never wanted to go on a...

Transitions, Big and Small: Dosing 101

Transitions, Big and Small: Dosing 101

  Transitions are part of life. There is this very cool concept called the Liminal Space. It is that period between the end of one experience and the beginning of the next one. Think being single then married, married then widowed/divorced, employed then...

Is Love Happening Here? Relationships 101

Is Love Happening Here? Relationships 101

Foster parents have a unique role in a foster child’s life. It is, by definition, a time limited relationship. Can love happen when the end is inevitable? Does the transient nature of a relationship imply anything about the quality of the commitment involved? I’d like...

Neurological Adolescence: Teens 101

Neurological Adolescence: Teens 101

I’m no expert in the field of neurology but I wrote my Master’s Thesis on Adolescence and spent many years of my career working with them and their parents as a therapist. There is an opportunity during this time to make a huge difference in the life of a young person...

Mental Health 101: Optimal Nurturing

Mental Health 101: Optimal Nurturing

One’s mental health is a fluid element of life. It includes our emotional well-being, our social relationships and our inner life, our sense of self. We come into the world with a brain more or less ready for the world then our experiences, both prenatal and upon...

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