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What Are The Signs Of A High Functioning Personality Disorder?

What Are The Signs Of A High Functioning Personality Disorder?

In our previous Q&A, we discussed the possibility of a high functioning personality disorder and how, even though you are fully functioning in the responsibilities of your life, the underlying trauma which likely contributed to your personality disorder developing, needs to be addressed. Even with the most successful, thriving life, there is still an undercurrent […]

Addiction, According To Simon Pegg

Addiction, According To Simon Pegg

We’re living in an age of growing honesty and transparency when it comes to the experience of our mental health. Collectively, we’ve realized that our struggles can no longer stay silenced. Sharing our stories helps us heal and inspires others to find healing for themselves. Increasingly, celebrities are speaking up about their experiences with mental […]

Are You Living With A Personality Disorder?

Are You Living With A Personality Disorder?

Trauma manifests in our lives through many complicated ways. As an attempt to cope with the complicated reality of trauma, our brains become more complicated. No two people will experience the exact same trauma in the exact same way or develop the exact same manifestations of trauma in the exact same way. While some people […]

Childhood Trauma Lasts Generations

Childhood Trauma Lasts Generations

When we experience trauma in our childhoods, we are affected for a lifetime. Until recently, little consideration has been given to the expiration of the effects of trauma. We have assumed that trauma stops with the ending of an individual’s life. We have realized that the effects of trauma on a parent can affect a […]

What Should I Do To Support Someone Living With Depression?

What Should I Do To Support Someone Living With Depression?

Our innate reaction to someone living with depression is simple. We want to make them feel “better”. Society has taught us to always feel and pursue happiness to the point that we often see sadness as a threat- as if someone else being sad might threaten our own ability to be sad or even humans […]

The Healing Power Of Nature

The Healing Power Of Nature

Human is a powerful word. The prefix ‘hum’ means of the earth. To be a human is to be a product of the earth, a man or woman born from the very natural elements which make up the planet upon which they live. We are not inside man or cubicleman or attachedtoscreensman. We are human. […]

Can Virtual Reality Help With Eating Disorder Recovery?

Can Virtual Reality Help With Eating Disorder Recovery?

In our previous blog, we discussed the complexity of eating disorders, their relationship to trauma, and the challenge of creating a successful, sustainable eating disorder recovery lifestyle. We noted that being immersed in a world which thrives on messaging about food, body, and those relationships, is extremely challenging. Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported on […]

Addiction Isn’t The Problem

Addiction Isn’t The Problem

A consensus is growing around the world among professionals who have found themselves confounded by the potential for chronic relapse in addiction recovery patients. For years, addiction has been treated as a singular issue. For years, traditional addiction treatment has found increasing failure in effectively treating patients in a way which sustains sobriety for a […]

Can Anxiety Work In Our Favor?

Can Anxiety Work In Our Favor?

We often talk about anxiety as if it were something that was designed to punish us. Anxiety gets in the way of our confidence, our ability to complete our tasks, to chase our dreams, to be intimate with others, and to take risks. There are certainly a number of negatives to anxiety, but there can […]

Why Unresolved Trauma Causes Problems

Why Unresolved Trauma Causes Problems

You are experiencing symptoms which seem out of the ordinary. Perhaps you have a cold, a stuffy nose, back pain, stomach pain, dizziness, or fluctuating moods which don’t seem normal. The symptoms themselves are mostly unimportant, though they will be helpful to the doctor. More importantly, you are experiencing something that isn’t right. These symptoms […]

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