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Is Your Relationship Complex? The fact is every Relationship is Complex!  Well, maybe not that of man’s best friend…the dog!  Feed him, walk him, pet him and he is good.  Dogs love you heartly…Well, most … ...
Bristol Palin Reveals Pregnancy, Emotional Struggles For many people, the announcement of a pregnancy is exciting but it’s also not uncommon for it to be a time of shock, fear and confusion. It seems as though … ...
Cutting out your Toxic Parent I get hundreds of emails a month from people who have read my books and want to share their personal story about their abusive past.  I love that they trust … ...
7 Steps to a Meaningful Relationship It is easy to waft through life, concentrating on surface level relationships. For one thing, a relationship purely cultivated on this is free of restraints. There are few expectations, and it doesn’t take much energy to have them. Yet we all find ourselves craving more. Whether it’s a relationship with a family member, a friend […]
How to Cope When Your Friend Commits Suicide I remember the first time I walked into Vala’s store: she picked up a Nanette Lepore silk top and held it out. “This would look great on you.” “It’s more your color,” I said. “No,” she laughed. “It would make me look like a sausage.” … ...
Alzheimer's disease works differently in patients with and without Down Syndrome, study shows A study revealed differences in the way brain inflammation -- considered a key component of AD-- is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and AD.
A Grateful Heart is a Healthy Heart It turns out that emotions play an important role in health, according to a study released early April by the American Psychological Association. According to their findings, both recognizing and … ...
Hold infinity in the palms of your hand A rare documentary about three people who have had hallucinatory and profound revelatory experiences is now available online. Those Who Are Jesus examines the borders between revelation and psychosis and hears people recount their intense experiences while looking at how they can be understood in terms of sociology, neuropsychiatry, religion and radical mental health. Julian […]
Own your Experience FEAR Fear is a funny thing if you think about it.  It can keep us inactive, it can paralyze us to the point that we do not live our lives … ...
How to Be Courageous Notice every time you do something that you’re scared to do—something your body is telling you not to do. You’ll start to realize that you do these things all the time. You’re already much braver than you think.
What controls blood flow in the brain? Scientists present the strongest evidence yet that smooth muscle cells surrounding blood vessels in the brain are the only cells capable of contracting to control blood vessel diameter and thus regulate blood flow. This basic anatomical understanding may also have important implications for phenomena observed in stroke and migraines.
Inside Out: A Psychologist's Take Why is the new animated film "Inside Out" so popular? It might have something to do with how the characters, which are a young girl's emotional states, are actually so much more....
When People Prefer You Sick The journey through mental illness is never an easy one. Everyone has a story and everyone has a path. Some of those paths are rockier than others, some have few … ...
Mental Health and the Dangers of Knowing Too Much... I haven’t been really depressed in awhile.  I’ve had bouts of minor depression, but even that has been pretty much kept at bay recently.  I consider myself lucky although I sometimes do worry I’m standing on the edge of a cliff about to fall over. … ...
True Identity The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Gandhi Is our true identity in how we fall down or how we stand back up? Many of us have bought into a devastating lie about the realities of being human. Somewhere … ...
Let's Quit It with the Introvert/Extrovert Nonsense Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about the critical differences between introverts and extroverts. We all heaved a collective sigh as we read personality descriptions, thinking, “that’s me!” But like many personality stereotypes, these aren’t very useful for understanding ourselves....
The Worst Thing That Can Happen When You Panic The catastrophes we fear aren't real.
Improving Your Time Management This is something I’m working on right now, to be honest (you might have noticed that my blog posts have been spaced further apart.) So this is for me as … ...
Embrace Disillusionment Disillusionment is a loss of illusion. A loss of illusion is a gain of truth. Seeing reality as it is, without illusion, is an important reality check that allows us … ...
Certain Foods Can Damage Your Ability To Think Flexibly Certain foods could damage the ability to think on your feet. » Continue reading: Certain Foods Can Damage Your Ability To Think Flexibly » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:The Diet Which Postpones Brain Aging 10 Most Addictive Foods: All But One Are Highly Processed High-Fat Diet May Disturb a Range of Thoughts And Feelings Dementia Treated Successfully With Anti-Aging Diet These Everyday Foods Have a Powerful Connection With Mental Wellbeing