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Do You See Me? No, You Can Never See Me.

Do You See Me? No, You Can Never See Me.

"Study me as much as you like; you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see." A quote from the poet and mystic Rumi. The...

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A Time of Comfort

A Time of Comfort

I strolled out of work last March. I cannot remember the date, but that is not important.  It was my last physical night at the building that I had traveled in and out of for the past several years. The structure that enclosed my office space which I serviced my...

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What Has the Pandemic Done to Our Boundaries?

What Has the Pandemic Done to Our Boundaries?

Written by: Katie Heaney Read the original article here. The other day, a friend called me on the phone to complain about another friend — a cherished hobby for us both. In 2019, or any year before it, the inciting event would have been an inoffensive request: My...

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Maintaining Balance in Life

Maintaining Balance in Life

Written by: Katherine A. Martin, M.A., L.P.C. I’ve been a therapist over fifteen years now; and it seems to have been a good career choice as I still enjoy being in the helping profession. This past year has been a challenge; a cancer scare in the family, COVID,...

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I’m A Psychiatrist Who Treats Health Workers

I’m A Psychiatrist Who Treats Health Workers

Written by: Jessi Gold Read the original article here.  A couple of Saturdays ago, I slept in until 11 a.m. I haven’t done that since college. As I peeled myself out of bed, I convinced myself it was just one of those days. I must’ve needed the sleep, and a lot of it....

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A Mindful Path through Stress

A Mindful Path through Stress

With the events of the past year, high levels of stress have become commonplace. While stress is a normal part of life, chronic stress has been shown to have profound impacts on physical and mental health. Over time, lasting stress can have people feeling depressed,...

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OCD

OCD

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) can be a crippling disorder for many individuals. Like many disorders, there tends to be a spectrum that individuals find themselves on that “run” from mild, moderate, to severe. OCD is near to my heart, because I have moderate OCD....

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Advice on How to Stay Calm During Pandemic

Advice on How to Stay Calm During Pandemic

Grand Blanc, Mich. – Pandemics can be stressful. The unknown of it can put anxiety on people who have never experienced it before. Mid-Michigan NOW reached out to Gina Shuster, a mental health expert at Oakland Psychological Clinic in Grand Blanc, to find out some...

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