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Let’s Get Physical: Touch Starvation in a COVID-Cautious World

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By: Brian Warner I had a job interview about two weeks before COVID shut everything down. The growing pandemic had been in the news more and more lately, but most stateside cases were in California or New York, so I … Continued

Positively Over It: Body Neutrality in a Positivity-Obsessed World

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By: Colette Shade, LMSW These days, body positivity is ubiquitous. Bodies that are fat and thin, young and old, multiracial, trans and gender nonconforming can be seen everywhere from popular social media accounts to magazine covers to advertisements for Dove … Continued

Stop In the Name of Love: Understanding Your Partner’s Boundaries

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By: Brian Warner In Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. When the gods split them apart, each half could do nothing but want the other, constantly lost and searching … Continued

Escape the Cycle: Keeping Your Cool When Conflict Resolution Strategies Fail

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By: Brian Warner As much as therapy is about getting emotions and experiences off your chest, it can also be about learning skills to navigate those tough moments a little more deftly. Maybe you can name some skills to use … Continued

Hooked On A Feeling: Conflict, Cable News, and the Capitol Riot

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By: Brian Warner For as much as some of us try to avoid conflict, it’s important to remember that it is a neutral term. It may not feel good when it’s happening to us, but conflict itself isn’t always a … Continued

Giving Is Receiving: Creating a Cycle of Empathy Around the Holidays

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By: Brian Warner Somewhere in the middle of scouring Amazon for last minute gifts, we’re reminded that the true meaning of this time of year is supposed to be family. From Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving to every Hallmark movie released, we’re told time … Continued

RG Insights: Burning Up Over Burnout

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Submitted By: Anonymous I ’m sitting here and instead of doing my discussion about obesity (as a bulimic), I’m crying and typing this because I am exploited and taken advantage of. My labor is taken for granted – my parents, … Continued

DBT on the Daily: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills You’re Already Using

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By: Brian Warner Responses to stress can vary from person to person. Sometimes we pick them up early in childhood by watching the adults around us manage their own problems. Other times, we can hardly even call them stress management … Continued

Troops & Trauma: PTSD, Veterans, and the Challenges of Coming Home

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By: Colette Shade, LMSW After last August’s evacuation from Afghanistan, many military veterans were confronted with a harsh, sudden end to the longest war in American history. Gone was the bluster and chest-thumping confidence of early-2000s America. Both the recently … Continued

True Crime Minds: Inside the Minds of True Crime Fans and Why They Can’t Turn Away

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By: Kat Skalski, LMSW Media is weird. What we each choose to consume when we’re watching TV alone or driving home from work gives an insight into the needs we’re not getting met in the real world, whether that’s comfort, … Continued