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3 Tips for Seeking Compassion When Emotionally Distressed When you want to reach out after an emotionally distressing event, which person is more likely to be compassionate and supportive, someone who has been through a similar experience or someone who has not? Read on to find out...
3 More Reasons You Can’t Win with a Narcissist In a previous post I wrote about three reasons you can’t win with a narcissist. Here are three more reasons you’re bound to lose when you’re dealing with a profoundly selfish person who lacks empathy, makes you feel small and robs you of the happiness you deserve. 1. Narcissists make you feel … ...
Creativity Boost From Method That May Also Treat Depression New method found to increase creativity and could be used to treat depression. » Continue reading: Creativity Boost From Method That May Also Treat Depression » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:The Brainstorming Tweak: How to Boost Creativity in Groups Brain Ultrasound: How Sound Waves Can Boost Mood Why Smells Evoke Memories So Vividly Long-Held Belief About Depression Challenged by New Study A Blood Test for Depression
3 New Psychology Research Findings You Should Know About... Lets face it. For us human beings, often the most difficult struggles in our lives come from inside of us. We are all essentially walking, talking bundles of emotions and … ...
10 Tips to Change From Reactive to Proactive in Situations All of us encounter experiences in life when we may be temporally overwhelmed by a negative emotion, be it anger, pressure, nervousness, despair, or confusion. In these situations, how we choose to “master the moment” can make the difference between proactive versus reactive, and confidence versus insecurity. Here are ten ways to be less reactive in difficult situations...
Self-Care Sunday: Pen A Love Note One of the prompts in Susannah’s April Love photo challenge was “love note to self.” The above was my love note, which I posted on Instagram. I’m not sure where … ...
Timeless Wisdom & the Science of Happiness: To Change... “The mind is everything; what you think, you become.” ~ BUDDHA  Thoughts are not simply airy pieces of information that enter our minds and then disappear. The words and ideas … ...
Life After Divorce: How My Father Changed My Perspective... A few little words changed my entire perspective. My mom and dad have been married for what will be 50 years in June. The two of them are quite a pair these days. I call them “Frick and Frack.” In fact, a few times when … ...
Community, Culture, and Stigma   Community Mental Health or Criminal Justice System The NAMI State Budget Cuts Report 2011 points to what was then a crisis. i So, what is going on now? With … ...
Fear of Intimacy and Closeness in Relationships Being in a relationship with someone who shuts down emotionally when times get tough is no fun. It’s also no fun to try your best only to have others accuse you of not being emotionally available. Learning where these avoidant personality styles come from can help you cope more effectively with stress in your relationships and have a more rewarding experience.
A Minimal Axiom of Compassionate Identification Minimal Axiom of Compassionate Identification: if “it” has eyes, it’s not an “it” but an “I.” Am-ness is am-ness. Relate to all that lives....
Starting Over When you have a mental illness it seems like you are always starting over, both in little and big ways. You start a new medication regime and are forced to … ...
Three Theories Tell Us That We Can All Be Britt McHenry We all have thoughts and impulses that are horrific if acted upon. Keeping our impulsive behaviors in check is one of the most important and hardest things we have to do in life. And if you add extreme frustration, anger, or alcohol it becomes that much harder to control this more ugly side of all of us.
Cosmic Non-News This eternal Universe renewed itself in its boundless entirety, as always, in each and every coordinate of its living Oneness, including you… have you noticed?...
Relationship Troubles? Actions Speak Louder Than Words Couples counseling is great, but actions always speak louder than words. Many of us have been in a work meeting that went on for waaaay too long. The same people, saying the same things, over and over again. The same people complaining ad nauseam, using … ...
Is Birth Order a Myth? Most people believe that birth order shapes our personalities and has impact on the careers we choose, and the ways we behave. Is this real, or merely an illusion? What do we really know about birth order effects?
Facing Anxiety About Things Going Well Things are going well. I have a new writing job which is going to give me a little bit of a buffer money-wise, I found a great apartment which I’m … ...
Are White Lies OK in Romantic Relationships? We know that honesty is the best policy in all relationships. In healthy romantic relationships, partners directly discuss their desires, thoughts and feelings. They share private information. Revealing ourselves to our partner breeds intimacy, and honesty strengthens our connection. But what about white lies? Are … ...
How To Fight a Powerless Feeling When It Really Matters Five-minute technique can boost confidence and performance in high-stakes situations. » Continue reading: How To Fight a Powerless Feeling When It Really Matters » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Perform Better Under Stress Using Self-Affirmation How to Fight Excessive Doubt Power Up: The Performance Benefits of a Simple Mental Exercise The Age At Which Sleep Matters Most For a Good Memory Male or Female Bosses? The Sex Which Gets More Depressed From Work
Workers seekng productivity in a pill are abusing ADHD drugs Reliable data to quantify how many American workers misuse stimulants does not exist.