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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.
Psychology Around the Net: February 11, 2017 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! I think you’ll be happy with this week’s edition of Psychology Around the Net! From mental health care for college students and celebrity body shaming to how rewards can help promote alcohol abuse recovery and the simple way you can tell … ...
ENTP Personality Type [Explorer, Inventor, Innovator] Outgoing, enthusiastic, flexible ENTPs are constantly scanning the environment for new possibilities and opportunities that others have missed. Meet the ENTP, the most introverted extrovert and the most unrealistic rational!
Identifying What’s Negotiable In Our Lives and What Really... There are many things in life that we assume are mandatory, non-negotiable. We convince ourselves that we absolutely must do them. We convince ourselves that there’s no other option but … ...
When Children Lie Research into how effective adults are in detecting deception in children have turned up some surprising findings.
The Hidden Faces of Eating Disorders Research indicates that people at higher weights—fat people—are at increased risk for eating disorders. But their symptoms often go unnoticed.
Got Countertransference? A Journal Exercise to Better Understand... Do you find the emotions a client has stirred up in you sometimes confusing? Would you like to have a tool to help clarify your countertransference towards a client? If yes, you may wish to employ Dima Dupéré’s “Understand Your Countertransference” Exercise. Dima Dupéré is … ...
Top 10 Misguided Perceptions of Therapy Ever wonder what it is like to go see a therapist? Perhaps there is a troubled relationship that is rapidly deteriorating. Or a boss that can’t be satisfied who chooses to verbal assault their employees. Or a traumatic event that never seems to leave current … ...
Studies uncover long-term effects of traumatic brain injury Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from now?
How to Create a Work-Life Balance for Improved Well-Being... “Even if you win the rat race, you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin A great deal of emphasis is placed on being productive through frenzied activity. Because of this, … ...