ACE Awareness – Good, Bad, Both?
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ACE Awareness – Good, Bad, Both?

If you’re not familiar with the now somewhat famous ACE studies, what we are talking about here are studies that seemed to show that the more Adverse Childhood Experiences you had, the more likely it is that you will deal with bad outcomes in adulthood. The original studies got a lot of media attention, deservedly,…

Scientific Illiteracy – If It Was That Simple…
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Scientific Illiteracy – If It Was That Simple…

One of my pet peeves, among many, are articles written as though fixing everything about life is as simple as getting outside more, or eating this one thing, or stating that a study shows something that really, maybe it doesn’t. For example, the studies about screen time, or social media use, which seem to be…

Quick Thought Number 6 – The Perfect is the Enemy of Showing Up
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Quick Thought Number 6 – The Perfect is the Enemy of Showing Up

Oftentimes I suspect that many of us, when confronted with the reality that someone we care about, friends, family members, etc. dealing with depression, or other mental health issue, find ourselves afraid of not knowing what to say to them. As if anything but the perfect friend with the perfect words to support them would…

I’ve Been Going to Therapy Again
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I’ve Been Going to Therapy Again

I’ve done therapy before, but this time it’s different. It’s actually been psychical therapy for my knee injury. On one hand, though, the parallels are interesting, but on the other, the perceptions are totally different. It shouldn’t be that way. First, the similarities: Physical therapy takes time. You don’t go in and get “fixed”. In…