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Meredith Watkins

Making Your Genes Fit

In both physical and mental health, we know we can control a good deal. We can choose which foods we will eat or avoid; we can choose to exercise or keep the couch company; and we can learn how to manage or avoid certain life stressors. However, at some point, many of us still believe other factors are well outside our control: namely, genes.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012/Author: Meredith Watkins/Number of views (849)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health & Wellbeing
Steve Davidson

Applying the Principles of Motivational Interviewing to Ourselves

One of the most popular current forms of addiction treatment is Motivational Interviewing (MI), developed by Drs. Bill Miller and Stephen Rollnick. The MI system seems comfortable and useful for both therapists and clients.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012/Author: Steve Davidson/Number of views (861)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Behavioral Health
Tom Gagliano

The Power of a Message

The intention in writing this article is not to bash parents or caregivers but rather to illustrate, through personal experience, the impact childhood messages have on the roles we play in adulthood. It’s fair to state that our caregivers created the first perceptions we had on the way we view the world and the way we believed the world viewed us. I had a conversation with my eight-year-old son where he explains this better than I.

Friday, October 12, 2012/Author: Tom Gagliano/Number of views (834)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Family System

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