Sara Brodeur

326 Flips | 11 Magazines | 39 Likes | 3 Following | 8 Followers | @saratoninMS | licensed outpatient psychotherapist // yogi // mn forest child // queer // est. 1990

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

Healing Complex Trauma, Part I: The Path to Self-Awareness

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This article represents the first of two parts. The second part, which appears</i> here<i>, moves from awareness to attuned self-compassion,</i> …

The twin boom

The proportion of twins in the population has waxed and waned in human history. For the first time we understand why<i>By Laura Spinney</i>Read at Aeon

Read the powerful victim statements from the University of Minnesota rape case

Drill-Mellum, a former University of Minnesota student and fraternity member, admitted in court that he'd raped two fellow college students, one at …

Party of One: Fall in Love with Yourself First

<i>“The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you YOU</i> …

Not Sad Not Hurt Not Angry: Empty

<i>It’s like I have no emotions. I’m numb a lot of the time.</i><p><i>Something is missing in me.</i><p><i>I have no idea how I feel about anything.</i><p><i>Sometimes my chest feels</i> …

Vicarious Trauma and the Value of Self-Care for Therapists

Therapists and others in helping professions are susceptible to vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, but making time for self-care can reduce the …

When Trauma Follows You into Your Nightmares

They are frightening, disturbing, inconvenient, and happen when you are supposed to be rejuvenating your body and brain: the nightmares that follow a …

Top 10 best places to buy vinyl in the Twin Cities

For those just starting a vinyl collection, hardcore collectors, and everyone in between, here are the 10 best places to buy vinyl in the Twin Cities.<p>…

Decision-Making and Depressive Symptomatology

Abstract<p>Difficulty making decisions is a core symptom of depressive illness, but the nature of these difficulties has not been well characterized. …

Psychology

From Trauma to Triumph: Transforming Pain into Art

<i>“The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” —</i>Marcel Proust’s <i>Remembrance of Things Past</i><p>While we …

Self-Pity

Self-Improvement vs. Self-Absorption: A Look at “Silver Linings Playbook”

Self-Improvement vs. Self-Absorption: A Look at “Silver Linings Playbook”<p>February 26, 2013 by Tony Rossi<p>If you want to find happiness and …

How to Offset the Negative Emotional Effects of PTSD

Posttraumatic stress can lead to negative feelings and self-beliefs. Here are some strategies for using positive memories to counter distressing …

Courage, Vulnerability, and Strength: How Therapy Empowers Us

Psychotherapy can be about more than treating symptoms; it can be a path to living a more fulfilling life.<p>People often begin therapy to alleviate …

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How and Why You Need to Make Your Own Luck

Business success doesn't just happen by accident. Here's why you need to work at it by creating your own fortunate circumstances.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can start, build, and run</i> …

44 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

The Therapy That's Changing The Way We Treat Depression & Addiction

I have a collection of priceless artwork—but it’s not anything you’d find in a museum. The paintings hanging on the walls of my office are tangible …

Stop Attracting Unhealthy Relationships: 3 Promises to Make to Yourself

<b>“When you stop trying to change others and work on changing yourself, your world changes for the better.” ~Unknown</b><p>For years, I was entering …

Symptom of the Day: Physical Restlessness

Since bipolar disorder is classified as a psychiatric illness, people might often overlook the fact that there are very real physical characteristics …

Depression

One-fifth of Americans report going online ‘almost constantly’

As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, some 21% of Americans now report that they go online “almost constantly.”

The Frustrations of Being Scientifically Literate

<i>Editors note: Craig Fay will be appearing live at the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival in New York City May 14-18.</i><p>Here’s a theory for you: ignorance is …

Why Art Should Be Incorporated into Mental Health Therapy

It's too simplistic to suggest that the arts can solve the mental health crisis, but there's hope that more funding and more debate around the issues could help improve our wellbeing.<p>After I had a mental breakdown in 2011, the years that followed were a revolving door of various doctors and …

6 Signs the Single Life Is Right for You Right Now

Although societal pressures can make single people feel like outcasts, there are perfectly good reasons the single life might be right for an …

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Are You Really Available for Connection?

A few years ago, a client of mine, we’ll call her Elise, moved to San Francisco and started taking a dance class in order to meet new people. But …

A Letter to My Vices

I don’t remember our first meeting; yet, you seem to have been with me through it all: From my awkward and often painful high school experiences, to …

Punishments vs. Consequences: Teach Your Teen the Difference

When I work with parents of teenagers, our conversations inevitably turn toward discipline.<p><i>“How do get my teen to follow the rules?”</i><p><i>“My teen won’t</i> …

Integrating Fitness With Mental Health Services Provides Holistic, Preventive Care for Individuals With Mental Illness

When I began working as a case manager at a supportive housing site for formerly homeless adults with mental illness in East Harlem, I quickly noticed that the large majority of tenants experienced a preventable physical health problem related to obesity. I later learned that their endemic …