Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Using Our Tech in Healthy Ways

The APA continually publishes articles of general interest, including the following advice for dealing with our phones and computers: Don’t use phones behind the wheel. Thousands of Americans are killed each year by distracted driving. When you’re in the car, … Continue reading

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Suicide Hotline Info

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 801-273-TALK or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting: HOME to 741741 and be connected to free and confidential emotional support for people in … Continue reading

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Hazards of Genetic Testing

Latest from The Monitor: “As direct-to-consumer gene testing has become more popular, family secrets aren’t staying secrets the way they used to. For many people who know they were adopted or conceived with assistance from donor sperm or eggs, this … Continue reading

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Caregiver Support

Taking on the Job Identify your support team. Who else shares the burden? Recognize that although we may feel alone, there are usually others we can lean on to a greater or lesser degree. Be realistic with yourself about what … Continue reading

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Time Travel: Or, A Phenomenological Demonstration of Context-Dependent Memory

A journal entry from some time ago.  First I should note that my mother and I share an inherited autoimmune blood-clotting disorder which can lead to mini-strokes.  My husband is a little paranoid about any memory lapse or other cognitive … Continue reading

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Buddy Biofeedback

Many years ago, in a previous incarnation (in Houston Texas), I was a certified biofeedback therapist.  Here’s an exercise I wrote for partners. Biofeedback for relaxation training does not necessarily mean being hooked up with electrodes to an expensive machine.  … Continue reading

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Journal Writing Techniques

Here is a list of journaling techniques that I have used personally and with patients for many years.  Some come from my husband John the English professor, some from Progoff’s classic At a Journal Workshop, and some from Rainer’s The New Diary. … Continue reading

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