|From Nonduality to Duality and Back
||Carl Jung, when he was six or so, used to play this game with himself: Often when I was alone I sat down on this stone, and then began an … ...
|How to help co-worker grieving death of loved one
||When a colleague loses a family member, most people feel at a loss as to how to respond.
|Couples have to negotiate their visions of retirement
||Couples don't always have the same dreams for retirement, and it usually takes some negotiating to come to terms with what they're going to do.
|READ THIS FOR A LAUGH: Funny yet Amazing ABA...
||As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am now training to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and work as an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Supervisor for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I love my job. I love working with the kids and watching … ...
|The Cure for Fear, Grief, and Death
||When Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s infant son was kidnapped and murdered, only this story helped her.
|The #1 Key: How to Help a Person Dealing...
||“Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.” — Unknown Depression for me is like constantly walking up a hill. Most of the time the hill has only a one percent gradient. You … ...
||Sifting Through the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Children Parents with children who are expressing behavioral problems can be confusing to their parents. When sorting out the issues and determining … ...
|Pendulum of Change: A CBT Activity
|| So therapy is going well. Maybe you used to be really passive and now you’re standing up for yourself. Maybe you used be afraid to try new things, and … ...
|Why Jobs That Make You Think Are Good Brain Medicine
||Adding to an already robust catalog of research showing that thinking-related challenges are like exercise for the brain, the latest study shows that jobs involving high levels of “executive, verbal and fluid” tasks enhance memory and thinking abilities for years to come.
|The Struggle to Relate to People As a Person...
||There’s a disconnect between me and you. I don’t know if you can sense it but it’s glaringly obvious to me. I don’t know if you’re looking at me and … ...
|How We Deny Ourselves Joy Without Even Realizing It
||“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi There’s a funny thing about depression and self-esteem. Even when we feel like life is good, maybe even great, and we have everything we could possibly want, … ...
|Self-Care Sunday: Seeking Solitude
||Spending time alone is how we tune in to ourselves. It’s how we listen to our thoughts, feelings and needs. Which, of course, is the first step in caring for … ...
|The Fine Line Between Selfish and Strong
||Read through this list of personal actions, and label each as either “strong” or “selfish.” 1. Your elderly aunt asks you to take her out to dinner and you say … ...
|Five-Day Diet Could Rejuvenate Memory and Learning
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|Regional Differences in Personality: Surprising Findings
||Individual personality traits and the geographic region where one lives are correlated with important social outcomes. Research has found that personality traits are also geographically clustered in ways correlated with these same outcomes. Some of the results are surprising as the individual level and societal level correlates of personality can differ strikingly.
|How to live wisely, think deeply and love generously
||I’m not a religious person, but I benefited a great deal by reading Pope Francis’ encyclical (letter), released last week, explaining his views on what we need to do to … ...
|Myths and Facts about Psychopaths
||Psychopaths have gotten popular, but where can we find info we can trust?
|The Fallacy of Unconditional Love: Why Selfless Loving Doesn’t...
||Wouldn’t it be great to find someone who loves and accepts us as we are? Many times during psychotherapy sessions, my clients have uttered some version of, “I just want to be unconditionally loved! I want someone who can accept me with my flaws and foibles.” … ...
|Accessing Your Inner Superhero
||Each of us is on a journey. This journey is our story. And naturally you are the protagonist in this story, which like any story, has conflict. And no one … ...
|Never mind the neuromarketing
||I’ve got an article in The Observer about the state of neuromarketing – where companies pay millions of wasted dollars to apply brain science to marketing. The piece looks at the three forms of neuromarketing – advertising fluff, serious research, and applied neuroscience. The first is clearly bollocks, the second a solid but currently abstract […]