What causes addiction? As a mother of young children, I find myself wondering what makes someone become addicted. Perhaps if I knew how it happens, I could prevent it. Wouldn’t that be nice if we could stop addiction from happening to our loved ones. But I know it isn’t really possible. It’s not realistic to…

Purchase: Emotional Wound First Aid Kit If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, there is reason to suspect that an emotional injury, wound or pain is present in your life. I often suppress my feelings. I choose to keep hurtful events a secret. I hold anger or resentment. I have trouble trusting…

Bringing your relationship back to equilibrium after a major fight is a challenging task. No matter you both have concluded, but arguments can put a damper on various things. When it comes to recovering from a bad fight, it has two significant sides. Firstly, personal healing which requires a reflective approach to your beliefs and…

originally published by https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/food-body-love  June18, 2019 Never has food and weight evoked such emotion and been such a moral issue. As part of the “war on obesity” some have blamed food addiction as the cause of increasing weight of Americans—and sugar is being compared to Big Tobacco. There are even grumblings of a class action suit against food industry…

I’ve had an interesting coming together of influences this week to inspire today’s topic (in the end only a minor detour from our Editorial Calendar). I had a request to write about addiction, and of course today is World Mental Health Day… So, I’ve decided to combine these and write about them in our usual…

By Benjamin Marr, M.A., M.B.C. Dedication I dedicate this article to my mother, who always encouraged me to use my assets, although they had their limitations due to my disabilities. She motivated me to use my remaining skills to develop my intellect to an even higher level, never to perceive myself as handicapped (“cap-in-hand”), but…

Many of my clients have already discovered through long frustrating hours of trying to find a court approved anger management program,that there aren’t many actual “Anger Management Specialists” to be found. In fact, it is a highly specialized field. I have provided Anger Management treatment for the Department of Corrections for nearly twenty years and…