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What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate! I am constantly shocked and reminded just how easy it is to hurt or be hurt by our loved ones due to problems of communication. Communication is supposed to consist of both talking and listening in somewhat equal measure. But regrettably, sometimes there is one but not the other. Sound...
New Year; Same You Keeping up with New Year's Resolutions requires an active change in thinking and behavior. Apply these 7 skills to get one step closer to your annual goals.
New Year, Same You Keeping up with New Year's resolutions require an active change in thinking and behavior. Apply these seven skills to get one step closer to your annual goals.
Research Reveals Secret to Forming New Habits According to research, 40% of people’s daily routines are habitual. Built over a lifetime of repetition, these habits seem to occur almost on their own. Wiping your shoes on the mat; drinking coffee in the morning; having a cigarette while talking on the phone.  Little things, like which sock you...
Schismo….what? Anger is contagious and so is goodwill. Schismogenesis. It’s a term that you’re not likely to have heard very often, unless you’re studying esoteric words for a spelling bee that you’re planning to enter, or if you’re a graduate student or researcher in anthropology. It was coined in 1935 by...
The Power of Writing: 3 Types of Therapeutic Writing Some of us think that writing is only for writers. But writing is for all of us. As Julia Cameron notes in her book The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life, “I believe we all come into life as writers.” Writing can be beneficial for...
#134 Mary Poppins We’re Not Madame LaZonga via Compfight Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a Mary Poppins-type person who lived with us? She would magically teach the children to behave and the household help to love each other (That is, assuming that we had household help.) She would encourage the father to...
My Body Image Dream for 2015 Today, in the U.S., we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., who had an incredible dream and helped make it a reality. Inspired by his powerful speech and Therese Borchard’s beautiful piece, every year I republish a piece on my personal dream (which I’ve updated since last year). It’s a dream...
The One Conversation Introvert-Extrovert Couples Should Have Introverts and extroverts may approach conflict differently, but knowing each other's style can pave the way to effective conflict management in relationships.
How the brain recognizes danger: New discovery Our existence depends on a bit of evolutionary genius aptly nicknamed “fight or flight.” But where in our brain does the alarm first go off, and what other parts of the brain are mobilized to express fear and remember to avoid danger in the future? New research sheds some light on this question.
Who’s The Most Important Person You Talk To? You are! And what’s the quality of the conversations you have with yourself? Based on my experience as a therapist I would say the quality is pretty low—the way most people talk to themselves is embarrassing. They are harsh with themselves, highly critical, impatient and unforgiving. You wouldn’t talk to...
Stop Saying Yes: Three Hidden Costs Of Pleasing Everyone     We all want to be nice. We all want to be liked. And we probably say yes more times than we want to get there.   Certainly, being liked has many advantages. When we feel liked, we also feel accepted, protected, and supported. And the desire to be...
When Someone You Love Kills Themselves I’m sorry. I know these words will be of empty comfort to you as you look for answers to a loved one’s suicide. But nonetheless, these words are all that I have. I’ve trod a mile in the shoes you’re wearing. My childhood best took his own life when he...
Traveling Along the Continuum If you ask me, I think Netflix is one of the most wonderful inventions ever. It has everything from nature documentaries to crime dramas to sci-fi thrillers – in short, all my favorites! Since I find great mentoring through movies and television programs, this means a) I am choosy about...
A Well-Known Trick To Jog Your Memory DOES Actually Work, Study Finds Eyewitness to a crime remembered twice as many details using this technique. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Advertisement6 Foods That Fight Belly Fat Brought On By Yo-Yo Dieting. Related articles:Nasal Spray Effective Treatment For Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s, Study Finds Memory Enhanced by a Simple Break After Reading Using a Smartphone For One Day Has Transformative Impact On The Brain, Study Finds You Can Learn a New Language While You Sleep, Study Finds Human Children Grow Up So Slowly Due to Large Brains, Study Finds
Talking to kids about racism Teachers and parents don't always know how to talk to young children about bias and bullying.
Writing your way to happiness Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.
What really makes us more attractive The trick to appearing more attractive to others may have as much to do with our facial expressions or body language as the cosmetics we wear.
How to Practice Resilience Resilience can be cultivated by making a practice of identifying and then acting in accordance with your personal life values. It is important to approach this as a life practice. In fact, author George Leonard referred to this way of living as mastery in his book by that title. You...
How does the brain adapt to the restoration of eyesight? Recent scientific advances have meant that eyesight can be partially restored to those who previously would have been blind for life. However, scientists have discovered that the rewiring of the senses that occurs in the brains of the long-term blind means that visual restoration may never be complete.