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Do You Feel Guilty or Ashamed? This article helps us find a language to differentiate between how we feel when we make a mistake or fall short of our ideals from the paralyzing shame of being a mistake.
Borderline Personality Symptoms Over Time Recent studies delineate which specific symptoms of BPD are more likely to improve.
Love on the Beach Love, like all emotions, surfaces like a distinct and fast-moving weather pattern, a subtle and ever-shifting force. ~Barbara Fredrickson, Love 2.0 The summer is ending and it is morning on the boardwalk. It is as perfect of a morning as there is going to be. An … ...
Therapy #8: Embracing Entropy Goodbye, Therapist. Hello, Zombie. Yeah, that’s right. I turn into a zombie after therapy. Can’t help myself. It’s so, well, kinda’ traumatic to be parading around in the psychological nude … ...
Today I Love Getting Up Early Today I love getting up early and having some time to sort out the day before it really gets rolling. I love that I had to work today but that … ...
Autumn Anxiety is Real and Treatable It happens every year. As I watch the first golden leaves fall from the oak tree outside our house and listen to the sound of the cicadas ushering in autumn, my anxiety spikes. I used to think I was relapsing into depression, but having been … ...
Marriage Once Mattered in Big, Important Ways — But... Many people believe that no one can never be truly, deeply happy unless they get married. That’s not true, as I have been arguing for a very long time, but … ...
How Important is Sex? Part 1 Linda: Keeping sexual passion alive and healthy over time is a critical aspect in the process of sustaining an enduring and fulfilling partnership. It is the failure to do so … ...
Psychology Around the Net: October 1, 2016 Ah, October, my absolute favorite month. How I’ve missed thee. This year, I get to start off my favorite month at a wedding later today, watching two sweet friends marry and begin their lives together. Speaking of marriage, let’s take a look at some of … ...
How Beneficial Are You? A self-assessment: How positive or negative are your impacts?
More baby boomers may face treatment-resistant depression Treatment-resistant depression can raise the risk of suicide and lead to a loss of independence.
French school bullying deaths stir intense debate France has tried to improve awareness of bullying in schools, as well as support for the victims.
New drug may help people with alcohol addiction reduce drinking A new drug may benefit people with alcohol addiction, particularly those who are experiencing high levels of stress.
Webinar: Loving Someone Bipolar: Lost The Webinar was in fact titled Loving Your Special Someone with a Psychological Disorder and not “Loving Someone with Bipolar.” I should have listed it with a TRIGGER WARNING! This webinar might … ...
Abnormal brain protein may contribute to Alzheimer's disease development A recently-recognized pathologic protein in the brain may play a larger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer’s disease dementia than previously recognized, according to a new study of nearly 1,000 older adults.
Up in the Middle of the Night? It May Be Natural. People often wake in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep. There is evidence that sleeping through the night is actually an invention of the industrial era.
What is a Healthy Relationship?   My clients often ask me: “What is a healthy relationship?”. This is a great question because it’s not obvious or instinctual to many, especially if you didn’t have healthy role … ...
“Aha” Moments Can Be More Accurate Than Analysis When you’re trying to solve a problem, there are a couple ways you can get to a solution. Sometimes you have to fight your way forward one step at a time. Other times the light bulb just goes off over your head and you know the answer. Albert Einstein was...
The Richest Life: Consumer to Advocate You want more. Yes, you have a high-paying job, a dutiful spouse, and all the modern day accoutrements. Underneath your polished veneer, there is a bubbling restlessness. Something is missing. And you desperately want to reclaim it. The issue: defining what ‘it’ is. And then … ...
To Achieve Your Purpose You Must First Know Thyself It is critically important to know thyself if one wants to achieve a sense of purpose. Have you declared your purpose?