For a lot of people, Spring is an invigorating time. Nicer weather (hopefully), vacations, and more daylight, offer a fresher outlook on life. This could be a good time to set new goals or make greater efforts into breaking bad habits.

This month’s newsletter explores the habit of lying. We look at reasons why people may lie, and suggestions to break the habit.

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Coming Soon!!!!!

Mark will be presenting Our Brain and Substance Abuse: Exploring Addictions Impact on Our Brain Chemistry and Mental Health Issues.

When: April 28th, 9 am to 12 pm

Where: Warren Township Youth and Family Service

100 S. Greenleaf St.

Gurnee, IL 60031

This workshop will discuss the workings of our brain and how addiction turns our brain against us. We will also cover common mental health issues that complicate, cause, or are created by substance abuse. Recovery tools and ideas will be presented to reconnect our brain and point it in a more productive and wealthy direction. Registration to be posted soon. click here

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”  Friedrich Nietzsche

The Impact of Habitual Lying

Everyone lies! Believe it or not, the research indicates that lying occurs 1 out of 5 interactions.  Lies exist on a continuum from white lies to compulsive or pathological lying.  Few issues cause greater distress and conflict in relationships than lying.  Understanding the nature and function of the lie significantly impacts how we deal with the information and misinformation involved in the circumstances surrounding the lie.  Neuroscientific developments in the last five years have taught us much about lies and how the brain responds to dishonesty.

Neuroscientific researchers have identified that click for more