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Talking to Your Children When You’re On the Rebound... No single article or series of articles can adequately address all the ways in which infidelity can impact children. Whether toddlers or young adults, the children of a couple in … ...
Today I Love New Guitar Strings Today I love new guitar strings and the fresh, clean, light sound they make. I love the way they stretch into themselves and their character, finding the tension that they … ...
Want To Be Happier? Three Surprising Things You Haven’t...       Happiness is, well, elusive. It can feel rooted in our achievements which may make us feel great, until we see someone else who has accomplished more. It … ...
What Do You Really Crave When You’re Lonely? Starting now, you really can stop being lonely. I’ve struggled with feelings of loneliness my whole life. It’s a big part of why I decided to become a relationship coach. I wanted to understand why some of my relationships felt more substantial than others. I … ...
We often can see the reflection of our narcissistic side. Do external affirmations seem not to exist? Do you want to brag about yourself but you know you ought not? How do you build your self-confidence without being narcissistic?
We Can Often See the Reflection of Our Narcissistic Side Do external affirmations seem not to exist? Do you want to brag about yourself but you know you ought not? How do you build self-confidence without being narcissistic?
no male and female brain types What would it mean for there to be a “male brain” or a “female brain”? Human genitals are mostly easy to categorise just by sight as either male or female. It makes sense to talk about there being different male and female types of genitals. What would it mean for the same to be true … Continue reading "no male and female brain types"
"Gosh, My Dog is Just Like Me:" Shared Neuroticism A new study shows dogs mirror human personalities more than humans mirror dog personalities and that pessimism and anxiety are shared traits. Cortisol levels play a critical role.
"Gosh, My Dog is Just Like Me": Shared Neuroticism A new study shows that dogs mirror human personalities more than humans mirror dog personalities and that pessimism and anxiety are shared traits.
This is a Sure Sign that Your Dog Loves You Very Much Last week‘s cartoon was about insecurities in the bedroom. Hint: the woman has none. All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2017.  My Donna Barstow site is … ...
The Physical Effects of Narcissistic Abuse Does narcissistic abuse merely hurt us emotionally or does it take a physical toll too? Us vs. Them There’s this idea that a full, rich life should be a rich … ...
How to Free Yourself from What You "Should"​ Be Doing Is compliance stifling your passion? It may be time to make a change.
New research demonstrates a link between swearing fluency and emotion Keele University psychologist Dr Richard Stephens has published a new research paper which explores how experiencing emotion impacts on people swearing. Dr Stephens has in the past published research showing that swearing helps people to cope with pain, but now his new study focuses on how a person’s emotions can affect the fluency of swearing. [...]
Depression and Loneliness Loneliness is one of the most commonly reported emotional difficulty associated with depression. The question is, can loneliness actually contribute to or actually cause depression?  The research lends itself to … ...
Authoritarianism in America On rereading “The Authoritarian Personality” in 2017.
The Forgotten Five Minute Mindful Mood Booster It happened again today. I forgot to go outside. I don’t mean I completely forgot to go outside, but I forgot to do my Five Minute Mindful Mood Booster. Green Exercise Ever since I discovered the research that showed that the first five minutes of light … ...
How To Prepare For A Job Interview With ADHD Introduction If you have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you may get anxious and fidgety before a job interview.  However, do not let this interfere with your success on the interview.  … ...
Tips For Medication Management With ADHD Introduction Are you looking for tips to better manage your medication with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?  Continue reading this article.  This article will explore this particular topic and help you … ...
Training Your Husband to Obey Husbands can sometimes be stubborn. They insist on thinking they know best. They continually push for their precious freedom. They think their judgments about things are “cool.” They pretend to … ...
Five Steps to Get Anyone to Open Up to You About Anything Curiosity about other people is a natural part of the human condition. Using knowledge from new research on persuasion, you can satisfy that curiosity with these 5 steps.