Thoughtful Thursday
By high school she was anorexic and a substance abuser—common "shadow syndromes" of OCD. By adulthood, she could barely hide her problems and held on to jobs and friends through sheer grit. Help finally came in the form of a miraculously well-timed public service announcement about OCD--at last, her illness had an identity!
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Many have experienced emotional neglect during childhood - and may not have recognized what was happening. Dr. Jonice Webb helps to identify and understand the effects of CEN on people’s lives: how to talk about CEN, and heal it, in relationships with partners, parents, and children.
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Sex, God, and the Conservative Church author Dr. Tina Sellers walk clinicians, listeners, and readers through a critique of Western culture and the conservative Christian Church, and their effects on intimate partnerships and sexual lives. Dr. Sellers offers a way to understand the faulty sexual ethic of the early church while revealing the hidden mystical sex and body positive understanding of sexuality of the Hebrew people. ... Sellers offers a model for healing religious sexual shame and exercises to bring healing and intimacy into a person's life.  

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Clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.
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Cancer is still one of the most frightening words in the human lexicon despite the improvements in treatment options/outcomes.  According to the American Cancer Society, "Childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year" and (also according to the ACS), "... more than 80% of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more." And yet, there is much to know about the psychological impact on the child and the family.  Pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Grace Mucci, brings her passion and her wisdom to this important conversation
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What if our lists did more than just remind us to buy milk and take out the trash? What if the practice of list-making could help us discover who we truly are and even point us to our deepest joys, hopes, and desires?  Teacher, writer, and wordsmith Marilyn McEntyre discusses the simple act of writing a list - and how the practice can open not-so-simple doors to personal discovery and spiritual growth.
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Former White House social secretaries Lea Berman, who worked for George and Laura Bush, and Jeremy Bernard, who worked for Michelle and Barack Obama, have written an entertaining and uniquely practical guide to personal and professional success in modern life. Their daily experiences at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue taught them valuable lessons about how to work productively with people from different walks of life and points of view. These Washington insiders share what they’ve learned through first-person examples of their own glamorous (and sometimes harrowing) moments with celebrities, foreign leaders and that most unpredictable of animals—the American politician.
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Caring for an elderly family member can be overwhelming. But fulfilling life experiences are still possible for both caregivers and their loved ones, despite the stress and fatigue of caregiving. During this comprehensive conversation, best-selling author Ann Kaiser Stearns explores the practical and personal challenges of both caregiving and successful aging. She couples findings from the latest research with powerful insights and problem-solving tips to help caregivers achieve the best life possible for those they care for—and for themselves as they age.
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Today we know that contributing factors and symptoms (such as stress and hypertension) can be alleviated with holistic, "Alzheimer's disease has become a gigantic specter that looms before all of us as we age, and it is advancing unimpeded. ...alternate management approaches—like meditation, yoga, music therapy and virtual reality therapy. Research studies from Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, and Mayo Clinic, among many others, have demonstrated the comprehensive benefits of yoga and meditation on various aspects of the human mind—and when you think about it, that's where Alzheimer's disease develops—in the mind.
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MyNDTALK – Supernormal - Dr. Meg Jay

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them.
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