Do You Have Sleep Problems?

As a Clinical Psychologist, a major area of focus during the initial interview with a new patient is that of sleep…quality, quantity, & changes over time. Good sleep is a prerequisite for mental wellness, physical health, & harmonious relationships. Discovery and correction of sleep problems can be immensely helpful in helping someone feel better quickly.  […]

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Baby Boomers Face Midlife Challenge

“They believed their good luck would never end.” They are turning 50 – “midlife” – and are shocked to discover that there are limits to life’s possibilities.  They are the Baby Boomers. The Baby Boomers represent the largest generation in U.S. history, accounting for almost 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964.  They have […]

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McDonald's "Healthy Alternative" - Really??!!

There’s a feeling of inevitability in writing about McDonald’s latest offering, their “bowl full of wholesome” — also known as oatmeal. The leading fast-food multinational, with sales over $16.5 billion a year, represents a great deal of what is wrong with American food today. From a marketing perspective, they can do almost nothing wrong; from […]

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Choose Your Perceptions Carefully

“Since we each paint our own perception of reality, we must be careful in selecting the colors we use from the palette.” Much has been written about the idea that everything we experience in life is merely a perception of reality…or, more specifically, it is our OWN perception of reality. For example, if you and […]

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Advice For College Freshmen (& Their Parents)

Eighteen years flies by in the wink of an eye.  It seems like yesterday that my wife and I were dropping off our daughter at her first day of kindergarten.  I can still remember the look in my daughter’s eyes when she realized her mom and I were going to leave her in this strange […]

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Good Vibrations

By Guest Columnist: McKenzie Kantra Have you ever gotten a good feeling just from being around somebody who’s happy?  Well, it turns out that there is actually a scientific answer to why you feel that way. It’s called “sympathetic resonance.” We all know that objects can pick up on vibrations from objects that are near […]

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What Do You Want Most?

By: Augusta F. Kantra, MS, LPC “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” Since reading this quote a few days ago I’ve continued to think about it quite a bit.  Originally, I liked it because I thought it was clever, but the more I thought about it, the more […]

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Trigger Notes: Simple Reminders

To start your day off on the right track, try the “Trigger Note” technique. Find a spot somewhere in your morning routine that you know you’ll see every day. Mirrors tend to be a great spot (the bathroom mirror, bedroom mirror, even the car rear-view mirror works well), but almost any place where you know […]

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A Perfect Night's Sleep

How did you sleep last night? When you put your head on your pillow, did you go straight to sleep or were you suddenly wide awake?  It has been estimated that as many as 40 percent of Americans will suffer from some form of sleep disturbance at one time or another.  If you have trouble […]

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PsychDigest Now On Facebook

Are you a Facebook fan?  If so, you’ll be happy to know PsychDigest has developed a Facebook fan page (PsychDigest Fan Page).  The PsychDigest Fan Page will contain the same updates that you can already receive via RSS feed and email as well as through PsychDigest’s Twitter site.  Please feel free to spread the word […]

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