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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Grandparenting...one of the true joys of life July 29, 2019

I always wanted children. And I have loved being a mom. Although being a parent is the hardest job any of us will ever have, it has always been my first love. Sure, there were days when I was exhausted and on occasion thought of running away...for an hour or two. But, I feel truly blessed to have...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog November 12, 2018 Abdominal Breathing

The world seems to get more stressful each day. It is easy to feel out of control. I would like to share a simple way to relieve stress quickly. Try this exercise: begin by closing your eyes and focusing on your breathing. Are you: · breathing rapidly or slowly? · taking deep breaths or shallow...
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Dr. Elaine Ducharme Blog ,Mindful Eating August 27th, 2018

About two years ago I saw a magazine while standing in line at the supermarket. It was a special edition of TIME entitled , Mindfulness the new science of health and happiness. I quickly browsed through it and decided to buy it. I teach mindfulness quite frequently at my office and certainly...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog July 9, 2018 Overcoming Opioid Abuse

I generally write my own blogs. However, our nation is facing a terrible crisis with use and abuse of opioids. The American Psychological Association has put together an excellent fact sheet on this topic. As many ask, why re-create the wheel? I will not. This article and many other informative...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Independence Day…The importance of freedom July 4 2018

The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. But the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in...
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Dr. Elaine Ducharme Podcast

Dr. Elaine Ducharme joined Allan, Mike & Mary in studio to discuss Suicide and depresssion in men. Connecticut Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 · Crisis Text Line (“dial CTL to 741741) · DMHAS Crisis Services (Adults 18+) · DMHAS CT Military Support Program 24/7 Call Center 1-866-251-2913...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog June 4, 2018 Summertime Challenges

Although summer does not officially arrive until June 21, the weather is certainly warming up and soon, schools will be letting out. The kids are just waiting to be free and ready to shout with joy. Parents, on the other hand, may just find themselves shouting. Holidays and vacations bring special...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog May 14, 2018

Contrary to some popular opinions, rape can occur within the confines of a marriage. Whenever sexual consent isn’t given, but is instead forced upon someone, this meets the definition of rape. Marital rape is one of the hidden statistics that is rarely talked about and part of the reason might be...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Care-taking the Caretakers

Obviously I am a caretaker. I have been a clinical psychologist for over 30 years and specialized in treating trauma. Many days I send 9 hours listening to the intense pain of clients and helping them process these experiences and moving forward to a place of letting go of the pain and thriving. It...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog April 2, 2018

The March edition of the Monitor on Psychology , a publication of the American Psychological Association notes that research has long established that relationships have the power to influence physical and mental health. New research is recognizing that the quality of our relationships can have an...
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