The Illusion of Finding Worth in our Work

“... if a person makes the error of identifying self with his work (rather than with the internal virtues that make the work possible), if self-esteem is tied primarily to accomplishments, success, income, or being a good family provider, the danger is that economic circumstances beyond the individual’s control may lead to the failure of … Continue reading The Illusion of Finding Worth in our Work

Reassessing Medication’s role in anxiety

A study by Frick, et al. recently revealed that individuals with social anxiety experience increased levels of Serotonin in the brain, evidence that runs contrary to current understandings and treatment of anxiety. Traditionally, individuals who report for anxiety issues and request medication are often given SSRI's, drugs which (through a complicated process) increase the brain's … Continue reading Reassessing Medication’s role in anxiety

Separating from Service [Book Review]

https://www.amazon.com/Separating-Service-Handbook-Transitioning-Veterans/dp/1733514708/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=separating+from+service&qid=1560729588&s=gateway&sr=8-2 I should begin by noting that the author is a friend I know in the community. Also, while I have known many service members, I am not one nor one formerly. This is actually why I appreciated having the opportunity to read Eric’s book and learn more about the challenges of returning to civilian … Continue reading Separating from Service [Book Review]

New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging

"New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging.These molecules not only rapidly improve symptoms, but remarkably, also appear to renew the underlying brain impairments causing memory loss in preclinical models." Check out the article here.  Being a person … Continue reading New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging

Book Corner: The Six Pillars of Self Esteem

Straightforward, well researched, and comes with practical interventions a person can begin using right away to help themselves grow in their awareness of the self esteem. Nathaniel Brandon does an excellent job of discussing not just Self Esteem, but its associated components, such as Self Efficacy and Assertiveness. In this text he unpacks these different … Continue reading Book Corner: The Six Pillars of Self Esteem