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The Neuropsychology of Chores

Neuropsychological research shows that those children who have a set of chores have higher self-esteem, are more responsible, and are better able to deal with frustration and delay gratification, all of which contribute to greater success in relationships, school, and future endeavors. These are all aspects of executive functioning, which include planning, organizing, sequencing, sustaining…

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Social Anxiety and the Art of Conversation

One of the questions I frequently receive from clients is how to start conversations. This is particularly difficult for people who have social anxiety and have to meet or get to know someone new. Some tips to make conversation more comfortable: Ask something personal We need a few minutes of small talk to warm up.…

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Maybe she’s born with it…

More likely: Meditation Sleep Reprogramming belief systems Nature Nourishment Art Connection Healing Ancestral Trauma Reading/learning/self-educating Exercising Lots of breath work Morning rituals Evening rituals Unpacking old pain Downtime It’s the day in and day out of it.

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The Small Bits

-What you have in your refrigerator -How you talk to yourself. Your Inner Warrior is always listening -Who you share your energy with -What your personal sanctuary looks like, whether it’s a room, dorm, apartment, or house -Your morning routine. How you start, matters -What you read -What you surf -What you watch -Who has…

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Mental health and Women’s History Month

Historically, one in five American women experience a major mental illness at any given time. Women tend to experience mental illness slightly differently than men. Specifically, women are more prone to what are known as internalizing mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, while men are more prone to externalizing mental illnesses such as drug…

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Women and Mental Health

Nelly Bly (born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, 1864-1922) was a student of psychology and an investigative journalist. After hearing of the horrible conditions for patients at a New York State asylum, she posed as ‘insane’ in order to get herself admitted. After her 10 days as an inpatient, Bly wrote about her experiences in an exposé…

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The Dangers of the ‘Mini-Me’

On Individuation “I don’t know where she gets it from…” “He is just like me.” Familiar phrases I hear from parents. Two year-olds have to learn to say “no” before they can say “yes.” The “no” of the 2-year-old is a crucial component of the development of self. When their “no” is accepted, it makes…

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Doors Behind Doors: Secondary Emotions

Emotions come from the Latin term ‘emovere,’ meaning movement. The word captures human experience- a combination of energy and motion, an expression of how life is constantly in flow. Emotions have evolved to sustain us. Positive emotions are meant to reinforce an experience as enjoyable, so that we seek it out again. They activate the…

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What is teletherapy?

Tips for Clients Teletherapy is a consultation or therapy session that occurs through phone or video call, rather than in-person. Through teletherapy, you meet with a licensed, qualified therapist via a secure online platform from the convenience of your home or other private location. Some therapists offer both in-person sessions and teletherapy, which can be…

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Embolden offers the ADOS-2, the gold standard assessment for kids on the spectrum.

Combined with psychoeducational testing, it helps provide comprehensive information and recommendations to help children and teens six and up.

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