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The Winter of Life

The leaves of fall have turned to rainbows and gone their separate ways as the pallor of winter has settled in. There's a fresh crispness in the air. My cup of steaming coffee blends nicely with the vapor that lazily floats up from the lake. I stretch my legs up and onto the deck's railing…

What Can You Learn From Robin Williams Films About Emotional Intelligence?

Last year's news on Emotional Health has shown some true understanding. Big stars got involved in the movement. Lady Gaga discussed mental health openly with Prince William, Katy Perry shared personal moments on video, JK Rowling has been in the media declaring her suffering with depression, Russell Brand release his new book 'Addiction' and Jane…

Ways to Help Men Recover From Divorce

Marriage is one of the most sacred institutions and divorce can be a serious emotional dent on a person. Although it can have a debilitating effect on both the partners, most people offer advice to women on how to cope with the loss. Men, on the other hand, are no less the sufferers of this…

Why Mental Toughness Is Far More Important Than Physical Toughness

Mental Health Mental fitness is a scale of psychological relief or a lack of mental illness. It is the "psychological situation of anyone who is functioning at a fitting level of emotional and social adjustment." From the outlook of constructive psychology, intellectual health might also include an individual's aptitude to revel in life and construct…

Role of Music Therapy in Dementia

Dementia: Dementia is a progressive neurologic disorder that changes behavior, diminishes cognition, and deteriorates memory due to a disease or injury. Some causes of dementia which may or may not be reversible are brain injury, use of certain medications, hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, immune disorders, vitamin B12 deficiency, excess alcohol intake, and smoking. The common types of…

What You Need to Know About Histrionic Personality Disorder

Our behavioral pattern is controlled by our brain. In a situation where a person has a psychological disorder, he / she interprets circumstances and relations differently. A person with HPD (Histrionic personality disorder) tends to thrive by attracting the attention and approval of others. In order to achieve this, they become who or what they…

Narcissism and Today’s Society

"It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love." - Voltaire The subject of 'Narcissism' has intrigued us for many decades, but social scientists now claim that it has become a "modern epidemic." The term 'Narcissism' originated more than 2000 years ago when Ovid wrote the 'Legend of Narcissus', which tells the…

Generativity and Recovery! Part Three: Dismantling Industry Constructs to Make Generativity Possible

When I think back to my twenty-two-year career working with other providers, my mid-career first-break, and the things that helped me recover, like my dog, I know for sure that the standard of care needs is a disservice to those who experience madness. Many people who have breaks from reality get that permanent housing trajectory…

If You See Something, Say Something-What Holds Us Back From Doing This?

"If you see something, say something" bought not to be limited to seeing a suspicious package at the train station, the airport, or your neighborhood. It needs to be expanded to speaking up when we sense something, or witness something that may mean someone may be in jeopardy or need help. Even if we are…