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Are you alexithymic?

Here’s an interesting quiz to find out how in touch you are with your own or other’s emotions.
Alexithymia is a Greek term meaning emotional blindness (a–without; lex–word; thymia–feeling). 230 more words

Narcissistic Personality Disorder


The worst thing about having PTSD is that whatever problem you’re dealing with, PTSD makes it worse. Coping with the death of a close friend or family member can be devastating, and well-meaning friends can add to your burden by telling you how they think you should respond. 312 more words

Not Doing Well

The depression came back hard last night. Maybe it was due to the fact that I’d had my first meeting with the counselor earlier that day, and I was even more stressed out with all the issues we’d discussed. 241 more words

It's Only a Paper Moon

I vaguely remember being told as a kid, “Calm down, it’s only a movie.”

I remember looking away from the screen at the end of… 363 more words


PTSD and Mindful Meditation

There was an article in today’s Wall Street Journal called “Brain, Heal Thyself” by Norman Doidge, which was about neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to adapt, change and heal. 1,070 more words


How Your Body Reacts to Fear


Body registers imminent annihilation via the senses.

Amygdala, part of the survival brain, takes control and neutralizes the thinking brain because there is literally no time for thought now. 838 more words


My Visit to the Energy Healer

Most people are familiar with the term “fight or flight”, but not so many are aware that when annihilation is sensed as imminent and the survival brain is activated, it has four choices to choose from: Fight or Flight or Freeze or Collapse. 1,516 more words