Essential Reads


The Subjectivity of Suffering: An Exercise in Compassion

By Melodie Winawer M.D. on November 01, 2017 in In Good Health
It's time to dispel some common misconceptions about people with chronic pain.

The Things We Carry: What Our Ancestors Didn't Tell Us

By Dale M. Kushner on October 24, 2017 in Transcending the Past
New research in behavioral epigenetics is revealing the way in which the effects of trauma may be transferred through multiple generations.

10 Radical Strategies for Ageless Living for Women 50+

By Fran Sorin on October 10, 2017 in Tools for Innovative Living
Is 70 really the new 50? Integrating strategies into your daily routine will help you create a healthier, more joyful and meaningful life than you ever imagined possible.

What's So Terrible About Wearing Hearing Aids?

By Cynthia Kim Beglin on October 09, 2017 in Culture Shocked
Why would anyone convince themselves they don't have a hearing problem?

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Irritability: The New Abnormal?

By Terri Cheney on December 14, 2017 in The Bipolar Lens
Losing control in public is never a good idea.

Do You Want to be a Mental Health Speaker?

By Victoria Maxwell on December 14, 2017 in Crazy for Life
Do you have a mental health story to share? But don't know where to start. Here are 8 resources I love that can help you on your way.

What Causes Schizophrenia?

By Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes on December 13, 2017 in Not the Whole Person
What causes one of the most devastating illness people experience—schizophrenia? Researchers want to know.


People new to the United States may feeling alone and isolated during the holiday season.

Let's Talk

By Robert J Stevens J.D. on December 13, 2017 in Finding Robert
How can we ever hope to move forward when personal discussion has been replaced by anonymous trolling?

How An ADHD Brain is Like A Car

By Sarah Fader on December 11, 2017 in Panic Life
Shifting gears in a car is similar to how an ADHD brain works. Here's some techniques that will help you get things done when you have ADHD.

Got an Idea? Why is No One Listening?

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr. on December 11, 2017 in The Main Ingredient
Without these factors a company will not be able to generate the stream of ideas they need to stay competitive.

The Educational System is Failing Kids With ADHD

By Sarah Fader on December 10, 2017 in Panic Life
I am trying to fix the situation with my child so that he gets the accommodations that he needs.
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I'm Gaining Weight and I'm Okay With It

I wanted to gain weight because I didn’t feel well, I had no energy and I continued to live with the consequences of my twenty-six year-long battle with anorexia every day.

Forms of Verbal Abuse You May Overlook

By Sarah Fader on December 10, 2017 in Panic Life
Verbal abuse isn't as clear-cut as you might think

Christmas A Cause For Worry Now You're Single? Don't panic!

By Sarah Rayner on December 10, 2017 in Worry and Panic?
The festive season is stressful for most of us, but when you're single, separated or divorced it can be a minefield. Don't panic! Here's how to survive.

Humor and the Maw

By Deb Brandon Ph.D. on December 09, 2017 in Living In Brilliant Color
I live with the constant threat of brain bleeds. I use my sense of humor to manage my fear. It's not foolproof; when it's not effective or when the jokes aren't accessible.

When You Don't Look Depressed But You Are

By Sarah Fader on December 09, 2017 in Panic Life
Depression doesn't look the same on everyone.

Recovering From Emotional Abuse

By Sarah Fader on December 07, 2017 in Panic Life
After you have been in an emotionally abusive relationship there is a lot of trauma due process

When Your #MeToo Abuser is Dead (Part I)

By Laura Deutsch on December 07, 2017 in Memory Catcher
In slow slurred speech, my boss shocked me by saying, "You're so desirable." Drunks shouldn't use words with "s"s, I thought.
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Books, Reading, Joy

By Barbara A Jaffe Ed.D. on December 06, 2017 in Journey to Healing
I can’t imagine my life without books, without reading, without the joy and beauty of words as they unfold on a page.

How to Be Helpful to a Sexual Assault Survivor

Four things to remember when a friend has been sexually assaulted.
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I Called Out a Colleague

I couldn’t believe it was actually me. At work, for the last two weeks, I’ve been in an intensive training learning a new computer platform for documenting notes.

I Decided Not to Have Kids Because of My Learning Disability

By Jennifer Byrne on December 02, 2017 in Lost in Space
Can a learning disability seriously impair a person's capacity to be a parent?

I Love My Therapist

By Sarah Fader on December 02, 2017 in Panic Life
My therapist has been incredibly supportive and I worked hard to find her. I hope that everyone can have this experience of finding a therapist that understands and helps them.

Risks of Speaking Out: Coping With the Inequality of Power

By Dale M. Kushner on November 30, 2017 in Transcending the Past
Loss of job, ostracism, impoverishment, humiliation: the cost of speaking truth to power can be intimidating. What determines whether we remain silent or stand up and speak out?

Relationship Dealbreakers

By Sarah Fader on November 30, 2017 in Panic Life
There are things that some people find to be unforgivable. These are what I call “relationship dealbreakers.“

Gratitude Wednesday

By Ken Brack M.Ed. on November 29, 2017 in Unspeakable Gifts
Seeking balance during these short, manic pre-holiday times

Hate by Any Other Name

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on November 29, 2017 in Breaking Culture
For many people, hatred seems to be coming out of the woodworks and seeping into every area of life.

Therapy Stigma is Still Out There

By Sarah Fader on November 29, 2017 in Panic Life
It makes me so sad that there are people out there who are afraid to get help because the concept of going into a therapist office seems like they are doing something shameful.

Being Poor in America

What would you do if your child said she wanted to drop out of high school?

What I Wish I Had Asked for in School

By Sarah Fader on November 28, 2017 in Panic Life
If I had known I had ADHD, I would have asked for untimed testing and other accomodations.

Five Feel-Good Things to Do in Arizona

By Judith Fein on November 28, 2017 in Life Is a Trip
If you want to feel inspired, delighted, enlightened, head for Arizona.

What I Think About When I Think About #GivingTuesday

By Sarah Haufrect on November 28, 2017 in The Bonds We Make
I don’t know where I’m going to lend my support today, but I decided it would help to reflect on how I donated over the past year.

OCD Made Me Afraid to Take Medication

By Sarah Fader on November 28, 2017 in Panic Life
OCD caused me to be afraid to take medication and my fear made sense in some ways.