Some Thoughts on Depression

Note to the reader: this blog does not address Clinical Depression or Major Depressive Disorder thoroughly in any way. There are many aspects left out intentionally, because to write a blog to encompass the issues of Depression more fully, it would

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9 Smart-Ass Tips for Self-Esteem

Back in preschool we’d have “Inside Out Day,” or “Backwards Day.” I always loved the secret glee of feeling like I was getting away with something. (My jacket is on the wrong way! Woo-hoo!) Don’t judge. I was 5. My point is that even a small shift in

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Addiction: Why Can’t They “Just Stop?”

You might be surprised by how often I hear people ask why an addict can’t “just stop.” Usually, though I hate to say it, people ask the question not as a real question but more as judgment — with disdain and disgust in their voices. The internal

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WHEN YOU’RE TOO SMART FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

Toxic Intelligence (TI) is my term for our own individual genius turned against us. It is “reasoning” that makes sense to us in the moment; in fact, we cannot see the situation any other way because our TI tells us it has a lock on “the Truth.” When

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QUICK TIP ON CLARIFYING DESIRES

When you are conflicted about a decision, I generally recommend taking out the external forces in order to truly get in touch with what it is YOU want, because that's what we're talking about here. And getting clued in about what you want is NOT

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ADDICTION’S OTHER SIDE: GENIUS

People often ask why “artistic types” seem more susceptible to addiction than the average Jane. I believe the answer lies in the fact that people with “genius,” defined as “having exceptional intellectual or creative ability,” have a much thinner

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