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7 Habits of Highly Defective People After you have known people for a while, you realize they are defective. They’re cheap, crude, pushy, ignorant, loud, and unattractive. How did this happen? How did people who seemed so elegant and gregarious become the varmint-like creatures you want to avoid? What made them change into the dirty froth...
Are You Living A Life Based On What’s Most “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” - Ayn Rand One of the most important aspects of living a fulfilling and meaningful life is recognizing our values, and living in alignment with them. Webster’s dictionary defines a value as, “a principle, standard, or quality considered...
19 Ways to Tell if You Expect too Much in Relationships In a close relationship, it’s natural for partners to expect to receive both emotional and practical care and support. People also judge whether their partners are “good enough” for them. These 19 items will tell whether a sense of emotional entitlement will spell doom or boom for your relationship’s future.
Ethical Parenting: Principles “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin. This is the second post in a series on parenting and an ethical code for parents and children. In the November 10th post we discussed parenting stress and angst. I introduced...
The Power Of Writing & Exercises to Try I believe each of us is creative. From birth. Julia Cameron believes that each of us is a writer. Also from birth. “I believe we all come into life as writers,” she writes in her book The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life. We are...
Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ Study of long-term marijuana users finds they have smaller decision-making area of brain.
Are You Pissed Off Right Now? What Is “The The Upside To Anger The Upside To Anger is a fabulous movie starring the wonderful Joan Allen. Joan plays a miserable, annoyed, spiteful housewife who has become an alcoholic and is over the top with anger at her husband, who she thinks disappeared with a young Swedish secretary. Joan’s character hurls...
How To Cope With Second-Hand Stress If You Are Learning how to be sensitive to others' feelings is a goal for many people. But what if you are so sensitive that you pick up on others' stress?...
The Curious Effect of Depression on Intuitive Thinking Skills First experiment to find a link between depression and intuition. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Depression Alleviated By Feeling Connected to a Group Early Fitness Preserves Thinking Skills 25 Years Later Long-Held Belief About Depression Challenged by New Study The Shocking Effect of ‘Hidden’ Sibling Bullying on Adult Depression Hyper-Connected: What Depression Does to Your Brain
Introducing Stress Better We all hear that we should get rid of stress in our lives. But like so many things in life, that advice is actually too generalized to be of much help. Instead, we should seek ways to get rid of the bad stress and be alright with the good stress....
YouTube and Me, or the Death of Classroom Documentaries? Why do otherwise intelligent and motivated college students struggle to watch documentaries? Can--should--anything be done? Or, should psychology instructors just go with quick, cute, default downloads from YouTube and move on?
The SHPOS The "criminally insane", the murderer, the arsonist, the child molester, the convicted rapist: all easy to hate. But non-criminal patients in general hospitals can be hateful too.
Abilify Interview Suzanne B. Robotti of MedShadow recently interviewed me for her video Q&A “Why Is Abilify the #1 Selling Drug?”...
Three Things You Didn’t Know About Stress And Memory There are a lot of things we are told about stress. Yet surprisingly, we are also rethinking much of what we really know. Take memory for one. We’ve been told that stress impairs memory, and that long term stress causes particular harm to the ability to recall things in the...
Best of Our Blogs: November 11, 2014 Today’s Best of Our Blogs is all about me you! Over the past few days, our bloggers have been hard at it explaining how to spiritually nourish yourself, what not to do when dealing with heartbreak, and even when and why to be stubborn. Do you know why you should...
5 Common Barriers to Building a Fee-For-Service Practice Building a fee-for-service practice can be scary, especially if it means resigning from insurance panels and finding other ways to attract clients. Others may have already made the switch, but don’t know how to successfully navigate the change. I have found some strategies to help ease the transition. Here are 5...
How to Become 28% more Productive at Work! What if I told you that you could become 28% more productive at your job by making a few adjustments to your daily schedule? Does this sound a bit wacky – maybe even silly? That’s OK – I don’t blame you for being skeptical! But you have read this paragraph...
Is Honesty Still the Best Policy? “Honesty is the best policy!”  So that old saying goes. It’s a saying that people pay lip service to but do not often practice. The question is, should they? We learn over and over as we are growing up that it doesn’t pay to tell the truth. If you tell...
Veteran’s Day Message from Cliffside Malibu Veteran’s Day Message from Cliffside Malibu There are many things I’m proud of in this world. One is that I live in a nation with a volunteer military. Men and women from across our great land give their time, leave their families, and put themselves in harm’s way all so...
3 Study Tips for Kids with ADHD ADHD can make school a major challenge for many children who happen to have the diagnosis or even for those who present with ADHD-like symptoms but don’t necessarily have an official diagnosis. Not being able to remain focused on one task (especially one that may not be that interesting to...