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Marriage: This Protects Couples Against Divorce This protects couples from divorce and reduces the damaging effects of poor communication. » Continue reading: Marriage: This Protects Couples Against Divorce
Today I Love The Autumn Trees Today I love the way the autumn trees prepare themselves for the long night of winter. Some of them cast down their leaves in petulant fits of anger, you can … ...
Maximize Your Happiness by Turning on Your Microflow With all the criticism we hear about multitasking, no one ever talks about the upside of engaging your brain in more than one activity at a time. Yet, multitasking might just be the best way to avoid being bored while you’re kept waiting or just stuck in a meeting. Turn your downtime into uptime by seeking the microflow experience.
Psychology Around the Net: October 24, 2015 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest information on why we do (or don’t) chow down during stressful times, machines that can detect depression in a person’s facial expressions, and an introduction to Julia, Sesame Street‘s new … ...
What is Trauma Bonding? One thing often asked by those in the helping profession when confronted with a person in an unhealthy relationship is, “Why do you stay?”  This question has implications of weakness and failure on the part of the victim and usually causes shame.  Rather than asking this … ...
When Kids Collide: Successfully Merging Stepsiblings Stepparent-stepchild relationships can often be tricky and initially full of landmines. A whole host of question swirl around the relationship when the new family is first created and there is … ...
This is the One Question Women Ask Every Day My last Quick Fix cartoon was about Halloween. And making faces. For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited to share it anyplace except Pinterest. (Pinterest grabs the whole image, which … ...
5 Precious Gifts to Give Yourself (That Just Happen... “The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo The other day, when I was out celebrating a friend’s birthday, someone asked about the best gift I’d ever received. What came to mind was getting … ...
Conducting Regular Self-Care Check-Ins In order to respond to our needs, we must know them in the first place. We must tune into ourselves and ask and listen. That’s where doing a regular check-in … ...
Welcome to The Recovery Expert Developing the tools to better understand yourself is important skill to learn. Whether it’s trying to recover from a trauma or the hurt of a past relationship, recovery is an often complex process. But a person can recover from the damage in their lives caused … ...
Lady Gaga Depression More and more celebrities are opening up about their experiences with psychological disorders. Sometimes, it’s surprising to hear that someone rich and famous is struggling but the message is powerful … ...
Murder Suspect Claims to be Possessed by Jay-Z When it comes to possible psychological disorders and crime, the details can be pretty incredible.  A ruling hasn’t taken place but, currently, a court in Hawaii is trying to determine … ...
Naked in Public: An Interview with Therapist and Author... I have long argued that the literature and treatment protocols for sexual addiction are heavily skewed toward male clients – as if it is only men who act out sexually. … ...
Keep The Blues Away With Five a Day Feeling down? You might want to reach for an apple or carrot. A recent study found that people who eat the most fruits and vegetables had higher mental wellbeing. And … ...
Simple Change in Diet Shown to Help Depression Lack of essential nutrients has proven to be detrimental to mental health, and may contribute to depression. Research has shown that those who have a Mediterranean diet, which consists of … ...
When is it Time to Change Therapists? Based on my previous post about the usefulness and necessity of anger at one’s therapist in the treatment — rather than abandoning the treatment in these moments — it was brought to my … ...
Spike activity 23-10-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: MP tricked into condemning a fake drug called ‘Cake’ on Brass Eye has been put in charge of scrutinising drugs policy in the UK Parliament, reports The Independent. What starts as satire is so often reborn as policy. Narratively takes a look at the […]
A social vanishing A fantastic eight-part podcast series called Missing has just concluded and it’s a brilliant look at the psychology and forensic science of missing people. It’s been put together by the novelist Tim Weaver who is renowned for his crime thrillers that feature missing persons investigator David Raker. He uses the series to investigate the phenomenon […]
Virtual reality maze 'predicts Alzheimer's disease' Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.
Teens leaving foster system may lack needed mental health care Study shows about one third of teens and young adults leaving foster care continued to receive needed mental health services.