Want Your Life to Change? Measure and Build Your Inner Strength – By Amy Simpson

June 13th, 2016

Among the many quirky aphorisms attributed to the late Yogi Berra is this observation about baseball: “Ninety percent of this game is half mental.” This wacky piece of truth goes way beyond baseball–or sports for that matter. Most of our actions and achievements may be physically tangible, but they have their source in our hidden places–not only in our minds, but in our spiritual and…

Twelve Tips For Special Needs and the Long, Long Summer – By Dr. Lorna Bradley

May 27th, 2016

You have fixed all the bounds of the earth; you made summer and winter. (Psalms 74:17 NRS) I told a lie. I didn’t mean to, but it just happened. I suppose I wanted to fit in with the other moms. Peer pressure is a powerful force, even for parents. I was picking my son up from school toward the end of the year in second…

Fight Stigma: Separating Fact From Fiction About Borderline Personality Disorder – By Karyn Hall, PhD

May 16th, 2016

Stigma can be devastating to individuals who are already struggling with intensely painful emotions. Often myths about BPD further perpetuate isolation and self-loathing. Here are a few of the most common myths surrounding BPD. Myth: Individuals with BPD Are Dangerous. Individuals with BPD are some of the most caring individuals, with intense emotions that arise quickly. They can anger quickly and be expressive with their anger. These…