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Evan as a cancer survivor, I can share with you that after your battle is won, the fear of reoccurrence may nag you for the rest of your life. Anxiety...video

Challenging Anxiety Caused By Cancer

Anxiety is an all-encompassing part of your cancer journey. During initial screenings, you prayed that you didn’t have the disease. Then at your actual diagnosis, your worst fear was confirmed. Now you’re uncertain. You’re afraid for...
How can you improve reading comprehension for both kids and adults? Well, one thing you can do to bring comprehnsion "up" is to read "down".video

How to Improve Reading Comprehension

How to Improve Reading Comprehension  It can be really hard for students to interpret symbolic language, or code words that an author or poet uses to convey important messages. Literature intended for younger children can help...
All of these books have something insightful to say about life and living. See what 7 children's books our neurodevelopmental psychologist recommends!

Neurodevelopmental Psychologist Shares His 7 Favorite Children’s Books

I first need to acknowledge that I am a huge Harry Potter fan. Why then, you might ask, did I not include Harry Potter in my list of favorite children’s books? That’s because I...
Insomnia makes you feel exhausted and exercising when exhausted is REALLY unappealing. But, if you can't sleep, here's why you should go for a run!

Can’t Sleep? Go for a Run!

As a behavioral sleep specialist, I spend a good portion of my day trying to help people who can’t sleep. One of the biggest errors that we make when trying to cope with insomnia...
Here is a list of conversation killers to avoid when talking to your teen about marijuana. Think of this as your what NOT to say list!video

What NOT to Say When Talking to Your Teen About Marijuana

What NOT to Say When Talking to Your Teen About Marijuana Here is a list of conversation killers to avoid when talking to your teen about marijuana. 1. Avoid making it one, all-or-nothing conversation. Be open...
Codependency is one of the most common consequences that befall relationships where someone is struggling with addiction. Codependent characteristics are...

Help, I’m Addicted to My Addict

How Substance Abuse and Addiction Can Sabotage Healthy, Stable Relationships The following is the first in a three-part series exploring how substance abuse and addiction can sabotage healthy, stable relationships. First up, Codependency.   What Exactly is Codependency? Codependency...
One of those is the experience of intrusion symptoms or post-traumatic stress disorder, which look like recurrent and distressing memories of the event.

Intrusion Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Intrusion Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) As a piece of being diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, a person needs to experience symptoms in 4 separate categories beyond just exposure to a traumatic...
Why is deep breathing important? To help your body breathe more productively and normalize the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide, you’ll want to...video

Why is Deep Breathing Important?

Why is Deep Breathing Important? Anxiety is self-sustaining, often setting itself up cyclically: it causes physical symptoms that are often frightening... these then cause more anxiety, which leads to more physical symptoms and on it...
Cancer. This is a word that can quickly capture your attention, especially in medical situations. Here are 3 ways to prepare for your cancer diagnosis.video

3 Ways to Prepare for Your Cancer Diagnosis

3 Ways to Prepare for Your Cancer Diagnosis Cancer. This is a word that can quickly capture your attention, especially in medical situations. Hopefully, you’ll never face this terrible disease, but for those starting their battle,...
For parents, it often feels that all they say is "NO." When a child hears the word no they feel shut down. The power of NOT saying no to your kids...

The Power of NOT Saying “No” to Your Kids

How Many Times a Day Do You Say NO to Your Kids? For many parents, it often feels that all they say is “No.” Saying “no” all the time sets a negative tone for parent-child interactions,...