What is trichotillomania? Those diagnosed with trichotillomania have an irresistible urge to pull hair from their scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes.

What Is… Trichotillomania? Causes, Treatments, and Resources

What Is Trichotillomania? Trichotillomania (TTM or trich) is a disorder characterized by recurrent pulling out of one’s hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and other areas of the body, often causing bald patches. Pulling is...
Out of all the things we have to organize in our lives, paperwork is one area that most people struggle with or just hate to deal with altogether. Here are tips from an anxiety specialist on organizing your filing cabinet!

Tips From an Anxiety Specialist on Organizing Your Filing Cabinet

Out of all the things we have to organize in our lives, paperwork is one area that most people struggle with or just hate to deal with altogether. There are several factors that might...
How does anxiety affect sleep? Do you have trouble falling asleep with anxiety? Instead of tossing and turning, use these tips to get a better night's sleep

5 Tips for Falling Asleep with Anxiety: Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How Does Anxiety Affect Sleep? When we worry, we become physiologically stimulated resulting in alertness and difficulty with sleep. Worry gives our brain a signal indicating there is a threat and our body instinctively prepares...
A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your non-virtual life. My analysis led me to conclude that there are three main groups of social media friends.

Are We REALLY Friends? The 3 Groups of Social Media Friendships

A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your...
Feeling stressed? Research says writing down your thoughts will help you perform better in high-pressure situations. Before a stressful task, try writing...

Feeling Stressed? Research Says Writing Down Your Thoughts Will Help

Feeling Stressed? A few months ago I was watching PBS NOVA and came across a segment describing Sian Beilock’s research, a professor at the University of Chicago. In her personal life, she had experienced a...
Building your kid's flexible thinking is essential for growth. One of the most important lessons children can learn is problem-solving when things go wrong.

Building Your Child’s Flexible Thinking

Building Flexible Thinking As a follow up to “Go with the Flow: 5 Tips to Flexible Thinking”, I wanted to add some important ideas for increasing this flexibility in your kids. It might be really...
It's possible to recover from a life of hoarding, but, decluttering isn't all that easy. Hoarders, use these steps toward recovery and functional living.

Hoarding: 4 Steps Toward Recovery and Functional Living

During the 2012 holiday season, a Charlotte resident Thomas Burgess was killed in an apartment fire. Police described Burgess as a hoarder and speculated that the amount of stuff in his apartment not only...
We all get frustrated with the fact that we are not in control of our sleep. Sleep better and overcome sleep problems using these ten techniques!

How to Sleep Better: 10 Ways to Overcome Sleep Problems

Are you frustrated with your sleep? Are you trying different gadgets and gizmos to track and improve your sleep? Are you experiencing all sorts of sleep problems?We definitely...