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The Four Greatest Psychological Discoveries of 2016 Yes, you have had a lot to deal with in 2016. Your job, your family, your finances and the election, to name a few. While your attention has been focused … ...
Journal Prompts for a New Year     January feels like a fresh start. It’s the perfect time for setting goals and looking forward. Most of us are so eager to cast off the old year … ...
5 Tips on How to Get Started When There’s Work to Do “A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.” – Ram Dass Ever wake up with a feeling of dread about some project or task you’ve got on your list of things to do today? This is … ...
Forget a New You: Be the Best You Every year on New Years, we hear “new year, new you!” It sounds so enticing. After all, a new year is a new start. What could be better than to start off the year as a brand new person… a person who has overcome all … ...
Free Mental Health Humor 2017 Goals Print Out We all need a push now and again to reach our goals. Just write down three goals, print and hang on the fridge.  Billy’s creepy guilt-piercing eyes with the inner critic popping … ...
Why Some People Are Reluctant to Be Self-Compassionate Does the idea of treating yourself with kindness make you feel uncomfortable? This recent study sheds light on why that might be.
How to Get Siblings to Behave Well on Long... My family and I just went on a fairly long road trip for a short vacation. It was about 3 hours there and 3 hours back. We stayed at the vacation location for about 24 hours. I have three kids (currently ages 3, 8, and … ...
A Catfight Double Entendre Still shaking out the 2016 Mental Health Humor doodle file and see what cartoons are left. Here is on that I drew about bullying that did not quite make the cut … ...
7 New Years Eve Activities to Do With Your Kids Need some ideas to put some excitement and fun into your new years eve? If you are spending your new years eve with your kids as I am, here are … ...
Put Compassion Fatigue to Bed If you’ve ever lied awake at night counting sheep rather than catching ZZZs, you know how utterly frustrating it can be, not to mention how physically and mentally fatigued you … ...
Dark Days: An Alaska Vacation And you thought your kids were the only ones scared of the dark. Think again. Venturing to the Last Frontier last week, I braced for Palinesque politics, rampaging moose, and  brutal weather shrouded in Alaska darkness. While I was confident the scenery would dazzle, would … ...
Three Tools to Help You Be Proud of Who... As the new year dawns, be proud of who you are. So many of us are walking around feeling less than, often listening to a negative voice in our heads. … ...
Happy 2017. Goodbye Narcissism. Celebrating 500k Site Hits!... Five hundred thousand pageviews. That’s half a million pageviews on Narcissism Meets Normalcy since it started in January 2016. I mean, I know some sites get a million hits every … ...
Are You an Approval Addict? Do you have a strong need for approval from others? Do you worry a lot about what others think of you? Do you have difficulty saying “no” to others, but feel sad when they don’t respond in kind?   If so, it’s time for you … ...
Work with the brain to keep your New Years... Normally the week between Christmas and New Year is a lull of rest, relaxation, good books and for me, cooking! But this Tuesday we welcomed our daughter, Claudia Grace into … ...
3 Things Your Dreams Can Reveal About You Recent research shows how our psychology can be reflected in our dreams.
Seven M.A.S.T.E.R.Y. Steps to Emotional Resiliency Emotion mastery, or the ability to regulate our emotions, is essential to our personal and relational health and happiness. It is a built-in capacity that must be cultivated, yet often … ...
7 Paths to Mind-Body Emotional M.A.S.T.E.R.Y. Emotion mastery is a built-in capacity, often ignored yet ever available to access, to feel good about yourself and your life in healthy, lasting ways. This learned ability involves growing your awareness and connection to … ...
New Research Shows Why People Believe False Information How your brain retrieves information explains the persistence of believing falsehoods.
When is Lunch Not Just Lunch? Would you be jealous if your significant other ran into a past girlfriend or boyfriend at a New Year’s Eve party? How about if they exchanged emails? What if they … ...