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22
Jan

AMERICAN SNIPER ~ A Conversation Starter

Winter is here… Between the New Year, the State of the Union, the State of the States, Super Bowl Madness…this is also the award season for feature films, television productions, and documentaries. On January 15, 2015, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced their nominations for both feature films and documentaries. Within minutes...
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21
Jan

Project Vision Empowering Rutland Vermont

Project Vision – Rutland, VT One city’s vision to deal with the heroin epidemic Last week we brought our readers up to date on the State of Vermont’s efforts to deal with the heroin epidemic in which they found themselves engulfed during the past few years. At that time we mentioned we would write this...
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14
Jan

Guilt And Mental Illness – Could There Be A Link?

“The human capacity for guilt is such that people can always find ways to blame themselves.” Stephen Hawking, The Grand Design Longitudinal study examines excessive guilt  Researchers at Washington University of St. Louis have been conducting a 12-year longitudinal study to determine if there is a connection between childhood guilt and eventual onset of mental...
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08
Jan

Imagine “Seinfeld Teachable Moments”

Jason Alexander plays Annie Duke’s charity event at the 2009 WSOP (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What is your favorite Seinfeld Moment? Yes, this is a serious question. From July 5, 1989, through May 14, 1998, 172 to 180 episodes of Seinfeld were created and since its series finale in 1998, it has continued in syndication throughout...
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26
Dec

Training Our Minds To Deal With Societal Exhaustion

Have you heard the term “societal exhaustion?” It could be you’ve never heard the exact term “societal exhaustion,” but if you’re like the average person then your imagination will allow you to envision a day in your own life. You get up, you check your cell phone for messages, you glance at the television to...
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23
Dec

Parents: How Much Do You Understand About College Students And ADHD Prescription Diversion?

Maybe you should have a holiday conversation about ADHD drugs… Yes, this is the holiday season! College students across the country are returning home or meeting family members for a holiday vacation. Not to mention high school students will be enjoying their holiday break, as well.  It is the time of year when we all...
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12
Dec

Holidays ~ Grief Stirs Every Sense

Dealing with grief during the holidays… Children looking at holiday cards ~ 1910 Did you ever stop to wonder why we have so many major holidays crammed into the last 90 days of the year? For many of us these holidays hold special memories of our childhood. These memories may be positive or negative, depending...
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11
Dec

Depression: One Scientist Raises An Infectious Disease Theory

Depression is in the news, again… It’s true; depression is in the news, again. If you take a few minutes and google the word depression in today’s news you’ll see the following headlines. Laughing gas could treat depression Scientists are using Twitter data to track depression 5 Ways Fast Food Worsens Your Depression Diabetes and...
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23
Oct

PTSD: So Many Have An Untold Story

Lyndon B. Johnson taking the oath of office on Air Force One following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Boomers all had a bit of PTSD. If you had not experienced the assassination, your life would have been different. You wouldn’t have felt that vulnerability at such...
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10
Oct

#14Days On The Wagon…You In?

Are you participating in #14Days on the Wagon? CBS News‘ #14Days project actually started on Monday, October 6, 2014. So today is #day5. Have you heard about this project? We came across it last evening and it started us thinking about #14days and what it can mean to the average person. For the record, #14days...
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