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May 15, 2020

Positive Psychology research has found that those who experience flow in their lives are happier or have increased well being. 

Psychological Flow is a term that was coined by the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.   It is a positive mental state of intense connectio...

April 10, 2020

Religiousness and spirituality are interrelated but different aspects of human functioning.  Research often defines religiousness as involvement in practices and commitment to beliefs associated with particular religious communities or ideologies.  Where as spiritualit...

March 13, 2020

I came across some helpful ideas of ways we can take care of our mental health during this coronavirus experience. In times of fear and anxiety it can be important to know how to prioritize self-care and our mental health. 

These are some of the ideas from the American...

November 30, 2019

“There is more to hear in what is not said.”
― Joyce Rachelle


*Big breath*

I prepared myself to read the Salt Lake Tribune article "A Utah Substitute Told Fifth Graders that Homosexuality is Wrong." In response to the question, "What are you thankful for this y...

September 27, 2019

Operational definition for sexual shame

Sexual shame is a visceral feeling of humiliation and disgust toward one’s own body and identity as a sexual being and a belief of being abnormal, inferior and unworthy. This feeling can be internalized but also manifests in inte...

April 19, 2019

Psychologist Susan Silk and her friend Barry Goldman wrote a piece about a concept they called the “Ring Theory”.  This is something I find helpful when trying to support loved ones. When someone has been through trauma, they will need support. During that time it is i...