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Time Debt, Trauma, Trying Too Hard and Ambition

Time Debt, Trauma, Trying Too Hard and Ambition

| February 18, 2018

by Suzanne Johnson One of the most common after effects of any kind of trauma is becoming so busy one does not have time to process one’s emotions or feel the emotional pain. Do you find yourself frequently striving to achieve the impossible? These photos are of my dog Pebbles jumping to catch a squirrel […]

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Learning from the Longest Living People in the World How to Live Longer and Happier

Learning from the Longest Living People in the World How to Live Longer and Happier

| January 29, 2018

Learning from the Longest Living People in the World How to Live Longer and Happier In 2004 Dan Buettner headed a team with National Geographic and researchers of longevity to find places around the world where people lived longer. They named these places the Blue Zones. Buettner identified five geographic areas where people live statistically […]

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Reducing Overeating Using EFT by Suzanne Johnson

Reducing Overeating Using EFT by Suzanne Johnson

| January 22, 2018

Reducing overeating using EFT EFT is one of my favorite techniques that speeds up clearing or reducing negative emotional intensity. It uses tapping of the fingers on acupuncture points while having the person tune into specific issues using a protocol simple enough anyone can learn.  While it can be used as a self-help technique on […]

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Dear Christine, Loving in Livonia

Dear Christine, Loving in Livonia

| January 8, 2018

Dear Christine, I’m a gay man seeing a male therapist for issues I had after a bad breakup. Basically severe depression. After several months of therapy, I’m feeling pretty whole again but I don’t want to stop therapy because I have fallen in love with my therapist. My therapist is also gay and has never […]

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Dear Christine, Sixth Time is a Charm in Southfield

Dear Christine, Sixth Time is a Charm in Southfield

| November 21, 2016

Dear Christine, I’ve been dating the same guy for thee years now and we’ve been on and off again the whole time. Five times actually.  Right now we are in an off stage but he asks me to meet for dinner last night and pulls out a damn ring and says marry me! I say […]

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Dear Christine, Serial Dater in Saline

Dear Christine, Serial Dater in Saline

| September 19, 2016 | Reply

Dear Christine, I am a serial dater. For probably the last 5 years, since a major breakup with a long time love, I have not been able to commit, or be alone for long. I just started dating someone and I’m trying to be more aware of my pattern. I’ve told the new person of […]

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Dear Christine, Another Question from WIWC

Dear Christine, Another Question from WIWC

| April 4, 2016 | Reply

Dear Christine, Another question:  What roles does epigenetics, genetics, other biological factors and environment play in the development of glbt sexual orientations? Wondering in Washtenaw County Dear Wondering, Sexual orientation is a complicated biological and psychosocial construct and it cannot be explained by either one completely.  There is no “gay gene” though there clearly is […]

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Dear Christine, Wondering in Washtenaw County

Dear Christine, Wondering in Washtenaw County

| March 28, 2016 | Reply

Dear Christine, I have several questions for you:  First, Is there a connection between sexual orientation and temperament? And are glbt people more temperamental than heterosexual people?  Wondering in Washtenaw County Dear Wondering, I’ll take your first question this blog and subsequent ones in the future. Here’s some basic definitions to start with. Dictionary.com defines […]

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FB proves there are parallel universes. by Christine C. Cantrell, Ph.D.

FB proves there are parallel universes. by Christine C. Cantrell, Ph.D.

| March 13, 2016 | Reply

FB proves there are parallel universes. Every so often, I see a random post from an acquaintance from prior decades. That post gives me a glimpse of their life. I was on the same trajectory back when I knew that person. It is unnerving to see a flash of the life I was constructing then. […]

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Dear Christine, Anita in Ann Arbor

Dear Christine, Anita in Ann Arbor

| January 17, 2016 | Reply

Dear Christine,  I’ve been with my partner for 10 years and we get along great.  I feel the secret to our success has been keeping separate homes.  Every couple years my partner, Alice, really pushes for us to move in together.  I realize it would save us both a ton of money and it’s a […]

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