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Looking to Our Past May Doom Us for Failure Your annual New Year’s resolution to lose weight is but a distant memory, but this time you just know you can stick with a healthy eating plan. It helps that … ...
Self-Care Sunday Links 9.27.15 On some Sundays I share links to pieces from around the web, along with posts I’ve written for Psych Central. This month’s links include everything from practicing self-compassion to being … ...
User's Manual for the Male Brain Theory and practice of getting the best and avoiding the worst in male humans
Are Unspoken Family Rules Running Your Life? Every family has them, but no one ever talks about them. Sometimes they’re positive and healthy. Other times, they are toxic. Either way, these powerful messages from your childhood home … ...
This Outlook On Life Lowers Anxiety And Expands The Brain Anxiety is reduced and the brain grows with this type of thinking. » Continue reading: This Outlook On Life Lowers Anxiety And Expands The Brain
Today I Love The Solitude Of Country Mornings Today I love the solitude of country mornings. I love the sun shining over the rise to the east and lighting the other side of the valley to the west. I love the quiet of mornings at country retreats....
Coping with–and Reducing Stress, Anxiety and Worry More often than not, when clients enter my office that are struggling with anxiety, they have immediate need for relief and long term plans to gain coping strategies. Numerous life situations have, in many cases, added up and created the environment for potential relapse back … ...
21 Mental Health Doctors & Therapists You Should Be... There are a lot of fascinating therapists, psychologists, counselors and psychiatrists online today — a far cry from what things looked like 20 years ago when Psych Central was founded. So we thought we’d spend some quality time culling Twitter for some of the more … ...
OCD in the Media: “Steven Universe” Okay, so let’s get this out of the way: I’m an adult human in my 30s and I love the children’s show “Steven Universe.” No shame. I started watching it … ...
Overcoming Fear We often hear how magic happens outside of our comfort zone. Sometimes, fear can hold us back, paralyzing us from pursuing certain ventures. Overcoming these fears and pushing personal boundaries can have boosting, beneficial effects. “We’ve come to see stress as a dirty word,” said … ...
Healing After the Affair: 4 Things to Expect Infidelity is a topic that few of us discuss openly. When a couple splits up, they’re often hesitant to reveal the reason that their relationship ended, especially if it’s due to … ...
Blessing or a Curse? Being beautifully bipolar isn’t a choice. Just like being depressed isn’t a choice. Or being anxious. Or schizophrenic. We just are. Like it or not. But the thing I want … ...
Social Media Injustice   lynch mob Definitions noun a group of people who condemn and punish a person without a fair trial“   ⇒ ■ He claimed that they had been the victims of … ...
Lessons from the Sea Ever watched the tide roll in, á la Smokey Robinson? Every year seems to bring new ways to be entertained and it’s often difficult to be content watching more repetitive … ...
Long-Term Damage of Controlling Parents? Research Tracks Children from... What are controlling parents like? They do not allow their children to make age-appropriate decisions for themselves. They do not tolerate their children holding different opinions. They invade their children’s … ...
Anosmia & the Smell of Books The shock came shortly after I had recovered from The Mother of All Colds — a vicious, lingering, energy-sapping upper respiratory monster that I quickly communicated to my poor wife. Both of us hacked, sniffled and suffered with the thing for several weeks. I soldiered … ...
This is the Voice in My Head I have a voice in my head. It’s not malicious really but it’s always there with a retort to something I think about or something I say. I don’t know … ...
Why are we all so lonely? Even when surrounded by people we love Mid-life loneliness is reaching epidemic proportions among 30- and 40-something adults.
The science behind why nice people finish last Being nice can hurt you at first, but it pays the biggest dividends.
Spirituality and Coping with Trauma-Finding God in Unsafe Places... While we have no doubt witnessed and experienced terror and atrocity in the name of God, we have also seen the role that spirituality and religion play in coping with … ...