Hugs Can Heal

Did you know that there is something that is really good for our health, free of charge, yet remarkably undervalued?  It is readily available, environmentally-friendly and requires little or no preparation.  What could it be? It’s a hug. We do not take notice of the health benefits of hugging, so I encourage you to start today. Give hugs…

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The Downfall of Embracing Multiple Intelligence

Almost everyone nowadays acknowledges that intelligence can take different forms. Musical, linguistic, intrapersonal, etc. The concept of multiple intelligences has been around since Leonardo Da Vinci, but society didn’t really run with it till Dr. Thomas Gardner constructed a theory in the 1980s. Everything changed. Intelligence isn’t just a number > 100 on the IQ test. Career assessments are measuring categories like artistic…

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What Makes a Good Therapist

First off, I’m a therapist. I’ve worked in outpatient settings, including a college, a school, and a private practice. I’ve also worked in crisis settings, like an ER and a psychiatric hospital. I can tell you one thing for certain: a good outpatient therapist is often the difference between someone who successfully maintains normalcy and…

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