Pushing Your Creative Boundaries

By Andrea Watson April 4, 2021 Here we are at the beginning of a second year of covid. Most of us are feral by now, life is completely turned upside down. Political turmoil rules the land. There are new rules, new norms. Some of us have been so immobilized by our depression that we canContinue reading “Pushing Your Creative Boundaries”

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Daylight Savings: Could it Possibly Suck Any More?

By Andrea Watson March 15, 2021 Yesterday I woke up, became thoroughly confused, heard my son tell me that the clocks changed and immediately went on a hunt to find out what day it was. I learned that I had woken up on Octember 42nd, 1872 and the time was precisely Reeeeeeeeeebraplahnarumphle. I was disheartenedContinue reading “Daylight Savings: Could it Possibly Suck Any More?”

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Poverty and Mental Health

By Andrea Watson March 14, 2021 It’s time for the stimulus package to roll out and most of us are super excited. Over the last year, while covid has run rampant, most of us have seen a decrease in our income. Even those people who are used to living comfortably have been dipped into theContinue reading “Poverty and Mental Health”

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Why Stress can be a Good Thing

Deconstructing the Myth By Andrea Watson March 12, 2021 Before we begin, I have one thing to say to you. Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. Remember that. So, what is stress? Most of us think of it as one category of horrible, bad stuff that can ruin your health and wellness. But that’s not accurate.Continue reading “Why Stress can be a Good Thing”

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Brain Plasticity and You

By Andrea Watson March 12, 2021 Did you know that your brain is able to change its own structure and function, adapting as you go throughout your life experiencing things? This is called neuroplasticity, or brain plasticity. Yes, the human brain is a marvel. Your experiences are the key to this transformation, not just theContinue reading “Brain Plasticity and You”

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On Using Psychoactive Substances to Treat Mental Illness

By Andrea Watson March 8, 2021 If this title rubs you the wrong way then you may not want to read this blog post. But I encourage you to do so anyway, because it’s something that’s actually already happening. Now before you flip out, I suggest you do some research. Either that, or just readContinue reading “On Using Psychoactive Substances to Treat Mental Illness”

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Why an Early Diagnosis is Important in Autism

By Andrea Watson March 2, 2021 A few years back, my sister casually mentioned to me that she knew I was autistic for a long time and she just assumed that I knew too. My world was completely turned upside down. So for the longest time I just thought I was a jerk who didn’tContinue reading “Why an Early Diagnosis is Important in Autism”

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Getting Rid of Toxic People

By Andrea Watson February 26, 2021 We all know how to take care of our bodies, even if we don’t do it very well. We know we need to stop smoking and drinking (if we do), we know we need to eat right and exercise, and we also know not to put up with peopleContinue reading “Getting Rid of Toxic People”

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Growing up Neglected

By Andrea Watson February 24th, 2021 Many of us, especially from my generation, know what it is like to grow up neglected. Today I’m talking specifically about emotional neglect. Even though it is often seen as the same thing, emotional neglect is different than other types of neglect and abuse, because it is often doneContinue reading “Growing up Neglected”

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