Why Do I Resist Taking My Meds?

Why Do I Resist Taking My Meds?

I’m in the kitchen, it’s 1:12pm, and I haven’t taken my morning meds yet. They’re the meds I need to reduce my anxiety and help me concentrate (for anxiety and ADD). Why do I do that? My wife Laura and I had been married a couple of years at that time, and things were...
Trauma Really Affects Children’s Brains

Trauma Really Affects Children’s Brains

What do you think of when you hear the word “trauma”? In medical speaking, serious injury is often called “trauma,” such as head trauma from a car crash.  But mental trauma is very real, too. Our brains aren’t just like arms or legs — they control every aspect...
Fear, and When It Becomes Harmful

Fear, and When It Becomes Harmful

Your knees are shaking. You cover your eyes and are breathing fast. It’s clear that you feel afraid. When we think of fear, our first reaction is probably a negative one. After all, who wants to be afraid? Why would we want to feel weak and helpless, or endangered?...