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Book Review: Habits of a Happy Brain

If you have ever been curious about why we relentlessly seek happiness, or if you find that you want to cultivate a more positive mindset, then this book should be added to your reading list. Habits of a Happy Brain is a junction between...


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Book Review: I Power: The Freedom to be Me

After meeting with a life coach for the first time, I felt inflated with a boost of energy, self-love, and purpose. Now with a full tank, I had all the strength and focus to apply what the coach told me to my current situations and relationships....


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Book Review: You Are Not What You Think

Narcissism seems to be a buzzword. Narcissism blogs consistently rank at the top of most popular psychology sites, and the word itself is one of the most frequently searched across all search engines. And whether we are trying to cope with our own grandiose...


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Book Review: Coping with BPD: DBT & CBT Skills

People with borderline personality disorder, as psychologist Marsha M. Linehan puts it, “are like people with third degree burns over 90 percent of their bodies. Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement.”
Indeed, this extreme sensitivity, coupled with feelings of deep emptiness and emotional lability, wreaks havoc on those dealing with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those who love them.
Up to fifteen million Americans struggle with BPD. Interactions that others might brush off and forget about can leave someone with the disorder feeling raw...


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Book Review: Columbine

Soon after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered twelve of their classmates and one of their teachers at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, I bought a second TV. The event was so horrifying, riveting, and incomprehensible that I did not want to...


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Hesitation Wounds: A Novel

Who heals the healers? It’s the underlying question in much of medical- and psychiatry-inspired pop culture, from Grey’s Anatomy to Good Will Hunting. We are enamored of the damaged doctor, the depressed therapist, and the nurse with a drug habit because their stories humanize those who might otherwise...