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Kristen Beau
The best part about podcasts, beyond that they are FREE and insightful, is that you can listen to them on your phone, in the car, or on your computer.  Here are my top 5 to broaden your mind.  Take a listen: 5.) THE PSYCHOLOGY PODCAST, by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman iTunes – Dr. Scoot Barry Kaufman provides insights...
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Oh, the irony of addiction and stigma. To make a successful camping fire you have to kindle the wood appropriately.  One of the biggest challenges I see in addiction is facing and overcoming stigma.  Stigma’s are beliefs imposed by friends, family, and communities onto others.  Ironically, stigma’s are precisely what fuel addiction.  Stigma’s kindle addiction.  Some...
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            “I’ll Tell You” said Tele You mean the moon to me, the way you bright the dark. The unconditional welcoming, stamping its infinite mark.   You mean the sun to me, the way you heat my soul. That shag, that wag, evaporating life’s toll.   You’ve encouraged me To…Tell...
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            The world exists, and as I often tell my clients, we have to awkwardly learn how to navigate our long legs along sidewalks, people, places and things. It is difficult at times, and with certainty we trip on cracks and skip over them too. Life is both terrifying and...
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FREEDOM Sipping my cuppa Joe this snowy Wednesday morning, preparing for another long day in the office, I remembered a video one of my clients suggested I watch. I watched. I cried…and now I am writing.   The pace of life today is unfounded in history: social media, faster cars, and electronics galore at a wink...
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Every single one of us is fighting our own battle. Maybe some battles are more profound than others, but we are all fighting. We have broken bones, hearts, memories, and dreams. The more we brush aside the pain and suffering, the more we numb out the feelings of joy, contentment, or love. That is the...
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The messages in these small YouTube clips are obvious yet profound; they are humerous and embarrassing; they are unique but also generalizing. Here, check them out yourself…       1.) SOCIAL MEDIA CRAZE – “I have 422 friends, yet I’m lonely…this media we call social is anything but. So look up from your phone,...
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Domestic Violence, Breaking the Silence. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the cycle of violence is often denied, excused, or misunderstood.  When the abuse is emotional or psychological rather than physical, this can be especially true.  No one should live in fear from a relationship or a person they love.  The following...
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If you are making more time for books, here is a list to get you started.  Reading is great because it slows us down.  Some of these authors may or may not belong to a certain religion, but their teachings are universally meaningful and open to all. Click her for more fabulous reads.
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“I am convinced that much of what we now call psychology is the study of the tricks we use to avoid the anxiety of absolute novelty by making believe the future will be like the past.” (Abraham Maslow, 2011, p. 15) The search for what it means to be alive, in particular, why humans suffer, is...
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