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Effects of Colds on Adult ADHD

Effects of Colds on Adult ADHD

Yesterday, I attended a really cool event run by the Maryland Branch of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) all about sports physical therapy and orthopedic surgery. A few times when I stood up my brain felt pretty wobbly. I was watching Doc Martin in the evening and noticed a bit of a tickle in my throat. Now, I have a full fledged cold and it definitely has an interaction with my typical adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) symptoms.

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Self-Harm and Self-Acceptance: Yes, This is About “Frozen”

Self-Harm and Self-Acceptance: Yes, This is About “Frozen”

Some may see this blog as the corniest one I have created yet. However, after finally watching the popular Disney movie, Frozen, I felt the need to put these thoughts out there for others to read and relate to.

I typically analyze every movie I watch and search for hidden symbolism. I’ve done this ever since I took a scriptwriting class in college and, being a writer, I enjoy seeking out positive messages in books and in films.

Even with my four-year-old nephew telling me what was going to happen seconds before something would, I realized how deep Frozen really was and how it was related to the idea of self-acceptance.

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Fresh Air and Sunshine Can Help Relieve Depression

Fresh Air and Sunshine Can Help Relieve Depression

It has been a very long, cold, depressing winter. Snow storms. Ice storms. Wind chills that can freeze your face. I spent a lot of my days hunkered down inside the house, battling my depression symptoms as best I could. But, spring has sprung and it’s finally time to get outside!

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Three Yoga Poses for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Three Yoga Poses for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Yoga, an ancient Hindu exercise designed to bring spiritual enlightenment, has slowly gained in popularity in the West. It has many health benefits, including some benefits for borderline personality disorder and other severe mental illnesses. More Than Borderline’s Becky Oberg demonstrates three easy poses: Mountain, Warrior, and Downward-Facing Dog.

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The Bliss Two-Step – Take the Lead to Fulfill Your Happiness

The Bliss Two-Step – Take the Lead to Fulfill Your Happiness

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.~Deepak Chopra

Do you want bliss? Do you ever feel outside yourself? Are there times when you feel life is larger than you? When was the last time you felt more beautiful and more powerful than ever?

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Self-Harm and the Semicolon Project: Your Story is Not Over Yet

Self-Harm and the Semicolon Project: Your Story is Not Over Yet

During one of my nightly adventures on Pinterest, I came across a tattoo that instantly grabbed my attention. Being a writer, and someone who has some tattoos, the semicolon on this person’s wrist made me want to seek out more information about it. As I looked further into the reason behind it, I came across the Semicolon Project that had been started in April of last year.

The Semicolon Project was created for those who were going through struggles with self-harm, depression and suicide who could have stopped moving forward, but didn’t.

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Stuck in a Rut? How to Get Out and Move Forward

Stuck in a Rut? How to Get Out and Move Forward

Are you feeling stuck in a rut? It happens. Getting unstuck happens too. Answer these questions to get clear, bring back your self-esteem and change your mind.

So you’ve been stuck in a rut, lost the momentum or are feeling less than jazzed about your life. Maybe the dreams you wanted aren’t so great in reality or the ideas you thought would bring you happiness are no longer serving you. Sound familiar? Your confidence and self-esteem takes a hit when you’re stuck in a rut; you lose life-balance and tend to freeze or take a few steps back into your comfort zone.

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Relapse Prevention for Alcohol Addiction

Relapse Prevention for Alcohol Addiction

The journey through alcohol addiction recovery is a long and bumpy ride. Some individuals may have the expectation that as soon as they stop drinking alcohol, all of their problems are going to go away. However, this is not the case. Addiction is a disease, not something one can simply walk away from, and building a new life without the use of alcohol is going to take time.

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Just Lighten Up: Mental Illness Stigma and Parenting Blogs

Just Lighten Up: Mental Illness Stigma and Parenting Blogs

I enjoy reading blogs written by other parents. It’s great that the Internet has given us a virtual park bench on which to sit and share ideas, tips, frustrations, and joys. I read all kinds of parenting blogs (I dislike the term, “mommy blogger”), not just those about raising special needs kids. I say this as preface to what has historically been a statement that has elicited blow back. Here it comes:

I cringe when a parent blogger contributes to mental illness stigma with their blog title.

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Five Things To Do To Feel Better From Depression Now

Five Things To Do To Feel Better From Depression Now

Effective depression treatment through medication and therapy can take months or years to help you feel better, but don’t get discouraged. There are lots of things you can do now to help you cope with your depression and feel at least a little better until your other treatments start working. Here’s a quick list to get you started.

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