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How to Win over an Angry Narcissist The other day I received a phone call from a narcissist raging over something that just occurred. Within 30 minutes, the narcissist had completely calmed down, the situation had radically deescalated, and there was a clear path forward. Even I, as someone who works with … ...
If You Call it Humor, Does that Make Sexism Acceptable? The door to locker room banter was opened up in last week’s revelations in the now infamous Access Hollywood video. New research shows just how humor can be used to cover sexism.
Trump Manifesto: Citizen Therapists Speak Out William J. Doherty, professor in the Department of Family Social Science in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, is organizing citizens who are therapists … ...
How To Deal With an Adult Bully Like most autistics, I was bullied in school. It was bad. It still affects me deep down. I think all bullied kids are still insecure as adults. But we have … ...
Chilling Ad Underscores the Insanity of Caregiving Robots To address the burgeoning “loneliness epidemic” and the demands of an aging population, some think that we should deploy robotic caregivers. A new ad titled “B.E.N. (Biologically Engineered Nursing),” however, suggests that this is a dreadful idea....
Distressing Facts About Distressed Therapists, Part 1 The Silent Killer Psychologists and therapists in general are an interesting population. Many of them are committed to the difficult task of helping people achieve healthy emotional goals. They seem to be a satisfied bunch; a significant number of these professionals make their own hours, … ...
A Child Therapist Answers, “What Makes a Child Have... “What Makes a Child Have Anxiety?” I am literally asked this question every week in my child therapy practice. Parents want to know what makes a child have anxiety. What … ...
5 More Ways Writers Write Amid Digital Distractions Digital distractions, like social media, texting, email and the Internet in general, can easily take us away from our creative work. They not only ensure we stop concentrating on an important project. But they also can lead us to second-guess ourselves and that project in … ...
Death Threats for Do Gooders Abdul Sattar Edhi, or just “Edhi” for short, recently passed away. He had been alive on this planet for 88 years before he died, but I had never heard of … ...
Unloved Daughters and The Appeal of the Controlling Partner... Daughters of mothers who are controlling often find themselves attracted to people who treat them as their mothers did, even though that childhood treatment made them feel insignificant, lacking a … ...
#216 The Age of Entitlement   I am tempted to call the current period in our history the Age of Entitlement. It has been described as a time when individual rights, self-fulfillment and instant gratification … ...
New study finds 'amplifier' helps make connections in the fetal brain Early neural connections are sparse, weak, and unreliable. Now researchers have discovered that fetal brains use a special amplifier in order to transmit signals.
Today I Love Fake Monday Today I love fake Monday, the Tuesday after a long weekend, as it shoulders the weight of being the first day back to work with the fresh strength of a … ...
Best of Our Blogs: October 11, 2016 You’re busy beyond belief now. And it’s fall. Winter season will trigger a flurry of activity that will burn you out come January. Instead of getting swept up in pumpkins and politics, use autumn as time to slow way down. Think of something you’re doing … ...
Behind the Book ‘Beautiful You’: Q&A with Rosie Molinary... Writing a book is no doubt a labor of love. It’s also no doubt a tough process. A tough, creative process that requires perseverance, dedication and imagination. A process that can … ...
The Power of Choosing Ourselves & A Book Giveaway! One of the books I regularly recommend to readers is Rosie Molinary’s Beautiful You. Because it’s empowering, inspiring and practical. And because it’s necessary. Because we receive messages that tell … ...
Emotional upset and heavy exertion may trigger a heart attack Being angry, emotionally upset or engaging in heavy physical exertion may trigger a heart attack, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. In a large international study, researchers found an association (more than twice the risk) between anger or emotional upset and the onset of heart attack symptoms within one hour. [...]
Parental absence in early childhood linked to smoking and drinking before teens Parental absence in early childhood as a result of death or relationship break-down is linked to a heightened risk of starting to smoke and drink alcohol before that child reaches his/her teens, indicates research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Previous research suggests that childhood adversities are associated with poorer mental and [...]
I’m Blogging for World Mental Health Day – To... I’m Blogging for World Mental Health Day – To Give The Unaware Awareness #wmhd.  But why does the world, I mean earth, need a full day to have peers and providers … ...
World Mental Health Day How would you define ‘mental health’? Some optimal aspects might include: Peace of mind Ability to function in the world Freedom from anxiety and depression Social ease in communicating thoughts A sense … ...