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4 Key Elements of Healthy Love There are a lot of relationship paradigms being offered out there. There are even more quotes and advice offerings on what relationship success looks like and how to attain it. Many of these espouse ideas of true love conquering all, enduring all, being all. They involve accepting another’s faults completely...
Other Ways to Practice Self-Compassion This Holiday Season Yesterday, I wrote about the different ways we can be kind to ourselves no matter the holiday season we’re having.Today, I’m sharing other ways we can practice self-compassion. Validating your emotions (in other words, acknowledging and accepting them). Reaching out to others we trust — whether it’s our spouse, sibling,...
Consuming This Type of Fat Linked to 10% Worse Memory Performance The dietary fat that decreases memory performance. 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:This Blood Type Linked to Memory Loss Later in Life Green Tea Improves Working Memory Alcohol’s Surprising Influence on Memory Loss in Later Years The Type of Yoga That Boosts Memory and Attention Our Memory for Sounds is Worse Than Touch or Sight
Our Children: Our Reflection? I think most parents have had this experience: You’re out somewhere and your child (toddler, teenager, anywhere in between) is behaving in a way that you find embarrassing, and that you hope is not reflective of your parenting.  But you feel the shame anyway, and the judgment of others, and...
How to Sit with Someone Else’s Pain A few months ago I wrote about how we can sit with our own painful emotions. Often we don’t. Instead, we gloss over negative feelings. We self-medicate. We berate ourselves for having negative feelings, making us feel even worse. (I can’t believe I’m upset about something so small! I’m so...
Can Anyone Come to Love Being Alone? The title of an intriguing new book, How to Be Alone (reviewed here at PsychCentral) gives away its goal. The author, Sara Maitland, is out to explain to you, in a smart, insightful, culturally and historically grounded way, how you can come to appreciate solitude, even if you are starting...
Psychology Around the Net: December 6, 2014 Happy December, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you information on holiday stress, naked selfies (what?!), improving your fitness, and more. Enjoy! 6 Signs You’re Too Stressed About the Holidays: Do you dread parties? Are you afraid of disappointing others? What about extra resentfulness or forgetfulness? These...
Pathological Liar: All You Need to Know This infographic contains key points about pathological lying, statistics and treatment.
We All Agree Detox Is A Sham, So Now What? The world seems crazy about detox. You can find detox food supplements, detox teas, detox tablets, detox shampoos, detox body gels, detox face masks, detox yoga, detox colon cleansers, and even detox bath salts. Tomorrow, detox ice cream and detox socks. At the consumer level, detox is a big business....
Genetic errors linked to more ALS cases than scientists had thought Genetic mutations may cause more cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than scientists previously had realized, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The scientists also showed that the number of mutated genes influences the age when the fatal paralyzing disorder first appears. ALS, [...]The post Genetic errors linked to more ALS cases than scientists had thought appeared first on PsyPost.
Your memory can play tricks on you – here’s how Six weeks ago I arrived back in London after my first trip to Australia. It felt considerably colder than the 34 degrees we’d left behind in Sydney, but the skies were clear and blue. Or were they? My partner said no, it had been pouring with rain. I had felt absolutely sure, but now I [...]The post Your memory can play tricks on you – here’s how appeared first on PsyPost.
Risk and respect – what to know about disclosing mental illness at work Deciding to disclose information about a non-obvious disability at work is complicated and potentially risky, no matter what you do for a living. For people with a mental health issue, like bipolar disorder or PTSD where stereotypes and bias are prevalent, the risk can be even greater. This has become an important topic as employers [...]The post Risk and respect – what to know about disclosing mental illness at work appeared first on PsyPost.
Slow Down! S-L-O-W D-O-W-N! Stop rushing through your meals and develop a calmer, healthier relationship with food.
Too Stressed to Meditate For the past couple of years, meditation has been easy. I’d put in some hard work over the previous decade and had found a place of stillness each time I took to the cushion. Sure, sometimes what I met as I observed my mind was difficult, but my practice had...
What Motivates Employees to "Go the Extra Mile?" A new study addresses this age-old management issue, and offers surprising answers.
Meditation: The Rosary in the Sauna Meditation is hard. It takes discipline, time, and regularity. It takes a lot. I have always struggled with meditating. Even with my mood stabilizer, I’ve always had rushed thoughts that have made it hard for me to sit down, be still and chill. When I read about meditation and all...
ADHD & Adults: Help for Organizing Your Household Almost every symptom of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) plays out in the household, said Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author of the book The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus and Get More Done. Disorganization and distractibility lead to lost papers, unpaid...
Casino Designers Have a Whole New Theory About How to Manipulate You Why can't you stop gambling? Many people would say it's because the windowless, maze-like layout of casinos is designed to keep you mesmerized by the games. But scientists argue that the most successful casinos keep you playing with a new set of psychological tricks....
Just How Dark Is Your Dark Side? When we talk about our dark side, we’re generally calling attention to our most aggressive, or lustful, anti-social instincts. Acting out impulses that would disrupt others’ lives—if not downright decimate them. But what I’d like to suggest is that our darkest fantasies might not be anywhere as demonic as typically supposed.
Self-Compassion During the Holiday Season The holiday season is upon us. I just took a deep breath after writing that. Maybe you’d like to, too. The holidays are a beautiful time, but they also may be a stressful and even heartbreaking time for oh-so many reasons. Whatever this month brings for you, I hope you...