The power of “not yet” and the tyranny of “now”

“in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn’t define you. It’s a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.” - Carol Dweck This is such a powerful TED Talk by Carol Dweck, a pioneer in the research on motivation and mindset. Something to think about: "How are we raising [...]

Myth: Only soldiers can have PTSD

Myth: Only soldiers can have PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a set of psychiatric symptoms that can develop after a person has either experienced or witnessed a situation in their life that was traumatic. Post-traumatic stress symptoms can develop months or even years after the event, and can last for months or years, if left untreated. TRAUMA DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE. ANYONE [...]

Language matters

"Hi, I'm an addict" is a common introduction in a Recovery support meeting or even in a counseling session. Other phrases like "junkie" and "druggie", or "ex-addict" follow closely behind. The language of Recovery too closely mirrors the language of addiction. Many of my patients see "relapse" and "failure" as synonymous with Recovery. As I listen [...]