The Monday Morning Routine

Mondays. People don’t like them and in general dread them. They are the end of the weekend and the start of the work week. It is the day that is usually started off with too little sleep, not enough preparation, and a general lack of excitement. Even those who love their jobs often start the…

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How To Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination is one of the most common problems we face today as a society. Most of the time we know that it is a problem, we know that we need to fix it, and we know that putting the effort in will be beneficial. What we don’t know is why it is a problem or…

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What is Social Thinking?

Social thinking, or social cognition, refers to what we do any time we are interacting with someone, sharing space with someone, or basically engaging in any activity that requires our social interpretation of and reaction to the situations. We read and use the context of a situation through considering the thoughts, emotions, and intentions of…

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Why Rapport Matters in Therapy

When it comes to therapy, rapport refers to the relationship between the client and therapist. In many psychological theories rapport is the foundation and cornerstone of the therapy process and without it, progress cannot be made. Rapport includes the connection, the trust, the sharing, the safety, the communication, and the dynamic of a relationship. In…

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Highly Sensitive Children

The term highly sensitive child has been used more frequently recently and has helped many care givers to understand a group of children that were often overlooked or mislabeled. One of the most used definitions of a highly sensitive child is from Dr. Elaine Aron, who describes a highly sensitive child as one of the…

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What is Gender Dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria is the diagnosis given when the gender at birth is different than the gender they identify with later in life. Often times, significant distress is experienced due to the gender they were assigned at birth. In order to meet the criteria for a diagnosis, there must be a marked difference between the individual’s…

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What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body image and the public’s or society’s influence upon it is often discussed in great detail and with a great amount of disdain; however, what is often neglected is how our own internal thoughts and brain wiring effect our body image. It is easy to blame the photographs of thin models we see everywhere for…

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Pick Your Battles

Either in parenting or working with children, one of the most common pieces of advice that you will receive is to pick your battles, but what does this mean? By nature, children have very little control over their environment and world. This means that they will try to grasp control in any way possible and…

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Stop Letting Setbacks Stop You

Most everyone at some point in their life has set a huge goal for their self, and most everyone has had numerous failed attempts at reaching that goal. These are what we call setbacks. They are small, or even sometimes large, slip ups that tend to derail us from our progress towards these goals and…

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