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(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Why your childless girl friends are worth their weight in gold
When you become a mom, remember to hold onto your childless girl friends, because more than ever, they will be worth their weight in gold. Especially when compared to your new mom friends, who you will quickly learn are not great friends at all...
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 8, 2012 Is this really the new definition of friendship?
This article looks at the evolution of what it means to be friends these days, and how many friends feel perfectly justified in judging you for the choices you make, even when it has no impact on them or on your friendship.
SHARE Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Five quick tips to tell if you are suffering from OCD
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions), that produce a sense of dread or alarm. Persons then engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions) in an attempt to rid themselves of the obsessive thoughts and calm the anxiety.
If you suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, then the chances are you will relate to most of the following points:
SHARE Thursday, July 12, 2012 Bad mother, useless human being
This article examines one mother's feelings about her role as both a mother and as a human being in a society that puts so much pressure on women to be all things (mothers and successful career women) and that wrongfully undermines the exhausting role of parenting.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 20, 2012 10 Things not to say to a new mom
So you've just experienced the miracle of birth. Isn't it wonderful. And now you are the proud and exhausted mum of the cutest little angel in the world. Family and friends come over to coo. Everyone is smiling and celebrating this new life.
Well, everyone that is except certain individuals, who for reasons known only to themselves, are incapable of being supportive and can't resist saying the most insensitive things.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 10, 2012 How to tell someone you have OCD, without embarrassing yourself
Even though OCD is a well recognized condition, when you suffer from it, it is hard not to feel embarrassment. Explaining OCD to another person can be difficult and isolating. So here are some tips to help you broach the subject of your OCD
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 17, 2012 How to Date Someone Who Has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
If that special someone in your life happens to have OCD, take heart. Many OCD sufferers manage to lead normal (or crazy and normal) lives, which includes marriage, children and career. Just because a person has OCD, does not mean that they cannot be a huge asset to your life and make an excellent partner and parent.
So here are some tips on how to treat your special someone and have a wonderful life regardless of their OCD
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 22, 2011 When alcohol and anxiety are a dangerous mix
Most occasions are a time for increased consumption of alcohol, and the holidays especially are celbrated with much drinking. This article takes alook at the effects of alcohol on those who may suffer from anxiety disorders and explains why, although it feels good in the short term, alcohol may actually make your anxiety worse.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, November 4, 2011 Tired Of New York Cab Drivers
New York Taxi drivers are rude, and get away with behavior that would put most people out of business. Yet they get away with it time and again. It is time to say enough is enough and think about alternate forms of transport in and around the city.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, November 4, 2011 Hoarding Vs Clutter Phobia, Which One Is Really OCD?
The media is fixated on hoarding being a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder. We need to provide recognition to those who suffer in silence from obsessive compulsive spartanism (opposite of hoarding), and propose that this is more symptomatic of OCD than hoarding. In fact Hoarding is set to be re categorized away from OCD in the DMS-V due out in 2013. Perhaps obsessive compulsive spartanism can get listed in its place...
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 3, 2011 Don't Mention Your Novel, Because Someone Might Get Offended
What happens when the anti spam police go too far? In a fashion not unlike the effect of the PC police, we the people end up unable to say anything without offending someone.
This article highlights the frustrations of authors, struggling to be heard on the internet, yet having to do so under impossibly restrictive conditions.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, January 3, 2011 The best and worst online communities for writers and bloggers
There is an offensively large number of aspiring writers out there, ranging from talented to deserve to be shot. Secondly, many websites exist that claim to make your dreams come true.
In order to save you months of scouring the web only to be met with disappointment and wasted effort, below is a description of some of the best and worst online communities for writers and bloggers...
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 1, 2011 How to Detect and Avoid the Top Scam Money Making Websites
This article provides information on current websites that promise money, but are really scams? The article focuses specifically on those sites that promise riches for tasks like filling out surveys, completing offers, writing reviews, and even submitting well researched articles. I explain the many techniques employed by these sites to invariably con users out of their dues.