|Inactive children 'become middle-aged couch potatoes'
||Research shows children who lead inactive lives are likely to grow up to be less active, overweight or obese.
|Are smartphones making us lazy thinkers?
||Study shows the connection between reliance on smartphones and not thinking deeply about how to solve problems.
|I’m 32 and Just Discovered I Have Feelings
||Guest Post: By Joanna Rogowska I am 32 years old, and as weird as it might sound, I have recently discovered that I have emotions. This discovery has changed my life. It sent me on a journey to find a way to live my life more fully and at peace with...
|5 Ways to Motivate and Encourage Seniors
||The post-World War II Baby Boomer Generation (born 1946-1964) is reaching their senior years in ever-growing numbers, and representing an increasingly larger segment of the population. Caring for, and having successful relationships with older adults often require unique interpersonal skills and strategies. Here are five ways to encourage and motivate older adults...
|Close Encounters with Criminal Minds
||During the late 19th century a pathologist-turned-criminologist founded the technique of criminal autobiographies; from within the stories came deep truths.
|What Self-Care Looks Like
||Self-care has many faces. The definition really depends on who you ask. That’s because self-care is personal. But there is an overarching theme: Self-care is critical, for ourselves and others. Ali Miller, MFT, a therapist in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, Calif., likened self-care to putting on your...
|Trauma is more complex than we think
||I’ve got an article in The Observer about how the official definition of trauma keeps changing and how the concept is discussed as if it were entirely intuitive and clear-cut, when it’s actually much more complex. I’ve become fascinated by how the concept of ‘trauma’ is used in public debate about mental health and the […]
|Your Friends Impact How Long You Live
||It may be surprising, but who you choose as a friend matters, and so does the quality of those friendships. Good relationships have a potent beneficial impact on your health.
|Boss: ‘You Suck.’ Now What?
||Boss to You: "You Suck." Now What??!!
|Four Fun Bonding Exercises for Romantic Relationships
||I tend to think that when two people grow together in a romantic relationship, their bond will only become stronger as time goes on. That being said, I thoroughly enjoy fun bonding exercises that nourish the connection. It doesn’t have to be cheesy or forced. It’s just a more direct...
|Perfectionism: Time to Get Tough with that Out-of-Touch Inner
||I remember leaving high school and feeling like the party had stopped. I was an adult now, and I was looking around anxiously for someone to tell me what to do. At 18, I couldn’t let go and just be a freshman college student looking for my way in the...
|Brain Trauma Can Cause Compulsive Sexual Desires
||Brain trauma more often causes a decrease in libido. However, sometimes it causes an increase in libido, as in the case of Alissa, a 23-year-old who suffered a car accident, and Heather, a 43-year-old who suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage.
|Comforting Third Spaces
||The best third spaces are green spaces.
|Struggling with a Ruminating Mind? 5 Strategies to Help
||Ruminating is replaying mistakes you’ve made. It’s replaying the times you might’ve failed. It’s thinking over and over again about all the reasons why you’re not good enough. Ruminating is dwelling on the decision you should’ve made but didn’t. It’s thinking a litany of what-ifs: What if I screwed up...
|This Rewarding Way of Seeing Your Life Can Protect Heart Health
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|Theraplay: Using Attachment-Based Play to Improve Child Well-Being
||“When a mother and father interact with a baby that is the food for right brain growth.” This statement is made by Dafna Lender, MSW, LCSW, Training Director of the Theraplay Institute, in “Theraplay,” a youtube video that discusses the benefits of playing with kids paricularly through the method of...
|Top 10 Ways to Get Over a Breakup
||The time immediately following the shock of a breakup and the time of a mad obsession are driven by the overflow of stress chemicals released by your brain in response to what is happening to you. This is a time when you are likely to act crazy! Breakup chemistry is insanity chemistry. Temper your stirred-up emotions by sticking to these 10 pieces of breakup advice.
|6 Reasons that Women Fake It During Sex
||A woman’s faking an orgasm during sex with a man appears to be a fairly common occurrence. New research reveals that these 6 reasons are behind women’s tendencies to be fake during their most intimate moments.
|Psychology Around the Net: March 14, 2015
||Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! Despite losing an extra hour this week, we hope you’ll make some time for today’s Psychology Around the Net, which takes a look at how daylight-saving time can affect your relationships, what teen depression really looks like, how your psychologist feels about dating apps, and...
|21 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Ourselves
||Knowing ourselves is critical in building a fulfilling self-care routine and meaningful life. I recently came across The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D, which is filled with curious and thought-provoking questions. Here are 21 questions from the book to help you spark self-discovery. (You also can pose these...