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Planning to succeed?

There is no such thing as failure for those who have a positive attitude. You plan, execute, and produce results. If the results are not what you expected or wanted, refine your plan and move forward. Thomas Edison said he found multiple ways a light bulb would...

When Helping Becomes Enabling

Take a close look at the life of any person struggling with addiction, and you will likely find at least one family member or friend “helping” that person. Somebody making it easier for the addict to continue in the progression of their disease. This behavior...

Letters: re: Over-prescribing: a worrisome trend

Re: Overprescribing a worrisome trend  (Opinion, April 4).As a psychotherapist in mental health and addiction, I would like to thank Dr. Joel Paris for his article. As useful and helpful as psychiatric medication is and can be, especially in severe cases, it does not address the...

” How can anger be a choice? ” by Nigel Turner

We say anger is a choice. Most men say “No, she made me angry” So how can this be? We have different bits of our brain that do different things. There is an emotional part and a thinking part. The emotional part (called the amygdala) is...

” Blaming Life ” by Nigel Turner

 “I haven’t enjoyed life since I had a hockey accident fifteen years ago.” Was the comment of a client in addiction recovery. It had ruined his life and robbed him of lot of opportunities. Well that’s too bad. As a result he turned to drugs...

” Teen burnout can be hard to spot ” by Nigel Turner

 Studies are showing how burnout occurs with young teenagers. And while superficially girls appear the weaker sex, often it is the boys who have the greater difficulty in dealing with teenage stress. Because girls are familiar with their feelings they can internalize what is going...

” Resistance to the positive” by Nigel Turner

Many angry men have a very negative belief system. They have an adversarial relationship with the planet and everyone and everything on it. As a result they are permanently angry about something. It’s important for men to notice (a) how angry they are (b) their negative...

” Paralyzed by an excess of options ” by Nigel Turner

 Stress leads to anger. At work there are too many options that people can’t cope, distractions like the internet, too many e-mails, overwhelming demands on the work schedule, skimming over projects. It all becomes too much, morale falls, frustrations increase. How do you protect yourself? Remember...