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The Other Pandemic: Feelings of Isolation and Loneliness Are on the Rise

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, feelings of isolation and loneliness are more prevalent than ever. Restrictions on everyday activities continue, and people worldwide are coping with many things, like:  Still working from home, sometimes with our partners Parenting young kids who must attend school virtually Being unable to meet up with friends…

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Part One: What Are Personality Disorders?

What are personality disorders? Notoriously difficult to treat, personality disorders could potentially arise from trauma or genetics. Specific causes for each personality disorder have yet to be identified. The 10 Personality Disorders Being able to answer the question, “What are personality disorders?” begins by understanding the types, subtypes, and criteria associated with each.  Personality Disorders:…

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Shame Resilience

Shame Resilience Theory, developed by Dr. Brené Brown, involves connecting with your authentic self and fostering meaningful relationships with others. Moving away from shame requires a move toward empathy. What is Shame? To put it simply, shame is the fear of disconnection. Connection is why we as humans are here. Through connection with others, we…