Times Article on Women and Psychiatric Meds

Sunday February 29th Julie Holland, a psychiatrist in New York and the author of “Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy.” wrote an excellent article for the NY Times entitled “Medicating Women’s Feelings.” The article has been excepted…

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7 Ways to Practice Emotional First Aid

Psychologist Guy Winch lays out seven useful ways to reboot your emotional health … starting right now. You put a bandage on a cut or take antibiotics to treat an infection, right? No questions asked. In fact, questions would be asked if you didn’t apply first aid when necessary. So why isn’t the same true of our…

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An Overview

This short video provides an overview excerpted from the Crisis Mastery Course.   http://files.gde.training/SMAlgorithmOverview.mp4 If you are interested in taking the full Crisis Mastery course, just sign up — it’s free!

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Neuroplasticity… The Good, the Bad & the Probable

While research confirming the impact of our choices and how we live especially in terms of exogenously consumed substances of abuse is not so new, considering the impact of endogenous, process, or natural addictions has been more slow to get attention. Not surprisingly so, as this can be seen as blurring the territory between pathological and “normal” behaviors. And…

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Change Leadership Vs. Change Management

What, if any, are the differences between change leadership and change management? Or are they apples and oranges? Almost everyone has heard about change management these days, especially in the corporate world. That is in part driven by today’s technologies and the ever-present reality of ongoing development. This drives makes education an integral aspect of…

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The Politics of Happiness

Are the typical  economic indices largely used to measure well-being in the USA (GDP, employment and inflation as basics) adequate to measure American health and well-being? Many think not. But most still argue the “facts” of economics. There are, however, those still small voices that argue, as did psychology professor Martin Seligman in his book Flourish: …[G]ross domestic product…

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New Year’s Resolution, Diet & Mindfulness

It’s pretty well known that every new year, a significant proportion of Americans set weight and fitness goals. Just notice what kind of advertisements are playing around the new year—almost every weight control system out there is pouring dollars into every form of advertising. Those of you who made use of the ELF “New Year’s…

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The “Small is Mighty” Strategy for Reaching Your New Year’s Resolutions

Do you remember Mighty Mouse—the little cartoon guy from a few decades ago? No matter. What is important is the idea Mighty Mouse embodies: Small Is Mighty. The point is this: “Never underestimate the value of the small.” To give you a taste of what I am saying, I put together a New Year Resolution…

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Lady Luck & The Prepared Mind

I had fun making this video to give a slightly different perspective on the really powerful things we can do in our lives. And the surprising thing is that they are NOT big! The biggest even transformational changes are the small ones. And the prepared mind is one that does not overlook the power of…

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How To Quit Smoking Right Now

I’ve got a tale to tell you. I’m happy to say that I quit smoking cigarettes over 30 years ago. No patches. No gum. No drugs, hypnotism or group therapy. I just quit, cold turkey, and I’m going to tell you how. How to quit smoking right now. The really funny thing is I didn’t…

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