Self-care is not selfish

There are a number of ways, and reasons, to take care of yourself! It is not an indulgence, splurge or selfish to engage in an act of self-care. These little breaks allow us to be our best, for us and for those around us. Has it been so long since your last act of self-care …

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Unprecedented Domestic Violence Study Affirms Need to Recognize Male Victims

Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10741752.htm New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The most comprehensive review of the scholarly domestic violence research literature ever conducted concludes, among other things, that women perpetrate physical and emotional abuse, as well as engage in control behaviors, at comparable rates to men. The Partner Abuse State of Knowledge project, or PASK, whose…

Cuddle Therapy Part 1

What is it that you think of when you hear the term ‘cuddling’? Do you think of romantic excitement? Perhaps a warm feeling of security, safety, or contentment. It is probable that some would think of the term as strange, alien, or uncomfortable. But beyond that, what is cuddling? The act of cuddling, when examined …

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Better communication applies to self talk, too

Here is one exercise to begin developing positive self-talk: Write down some of the negative messages inside your mind.  Be specific, whenever possible, and include anyone you remember who contributed to that message. Next, to those negative messages write down a positive truth in your life.  Don’t give up if you don’t find them quickly. …

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New Hotline for Abused Men in Ireland

Europe continues to be the leader in Mental Health and Trauma awareness. From The Journal.ie : “A NATIONAL HELPLINE for men and boys who are victims of domestic abuse has been launched today by the Waterford group Men’s Development Network. The new advice line can be accessed on 1800 816 588 at the following times: Monday: 10am-6pm …

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Polyamory, Pride Flags, and Patterns of Feedback

Warning: For those of you who come here looking for technical advice and inside information about the Selenium project, WebDriver, or browser automation, this post isn’t about any of those. You might just want to skip this one altogether. One thing about me I’m not really sure how many people are aware of is that I’m polyamorous. …

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