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3 Tips to Boost Your Creativity, Revive a Project... Maybe you’re stuck with your memoir, poem, blog post, painting, presentation or product. Maybe you haven’t even gotten to step one: You don’t know where or how to begin. Or … ...
Is It Selfish to Mourn for Ourselves When a... There is no such thing as the right way to feel grief or loss. My cat Rumi s a 16 year old purebred white Persian that I rescued from an abusive home nine years ago. Over the years I watched him grow into his strange, … ...
6 Things Predators Know About You Basic principles of social influence and persuasion are effective tools for predators.
When Women Gather In Circles Imagine a fire glowing brightly, flames leaping into a darkened star scattered sky as if the sparks had transmuted into the celestial objects themselves. Drumming, chanting, dancing, praying, honoring the … ...
Music Can Improve People’s Hospital Experiences Imagine you’ve just gotten out of a stressful surgical procedure, and you’re now recovering in the hospital. What do you want more than anything? Just some peace and quiet, right? Well, peace, yes. But quiet, not necessarily. In fact, if you’re anything like me, you’d love some good music! Music...
Who Can Benefit From Individual Therapy? If you’re thinking of meeting with a psychotherapist, you might have a general feeling that you want to try therapy but not be sure exactly what a therapist is going to do for you. You might even wonder, “Can I really get that much out … ...
Women Find This Much Facial Hair Most Attractive Are beards attractive? And if so, how much should men grow? ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
How to Protect Your Brain Cells From Shady Brain Sales Neuroscience is everywhere. Here are some important words you need to know to stay ahead of the curve!
Neuroscience Made Easy: Here’s Why Your Brain Makes Quitting... There’s little more tempting than a quick and easy solution to our problems. That’s one of the ways addiction begins to take hold of us. Initially, drugs and alcohol ease … ...
Narcissism and the Myths That Just Won’t Die Why I'm done with narcissism
The Many Meanings of Fee Setting Setting the right fees at the right time is a daunting task for anyone who is newly going into private practice. Money is a powerful communicator. Your fee schedule and how you manage it conveys far more than dollar amounts. It also indicates attitudes and … ...
When You Need Silence and Serenity–But a Sabbatical from... Some days everything just feels so loud. And so intrusive. The random thoughts screaming inside your mind. The tension sitting inside your body. The frustration sticking to your skin like … ...
The Power of Protein Like most people, my moods and energy levels are influenced by what I eat. If I start the day with protein — scrambled eggs, usually — I feel energized and … ...
3 Popular Meditation Apps at a Glance I started working meditation into my daily routine back in February, mostly of the mindfulness variety. I’m going to just say this up-front: Meditation is not a replacement for therapy, medication … ...
How Much Homework Is Too Much? How Can Parents Push Back? The10-minute homework rule begins at age six, but younger children are being asked to do more. Parents can be effective advocates for the best long-term developmental outcomes.
Why Young People Should Care About Aging Young adults still view aging issues as largely irrelevant in their lives. All young people today should be planning for their lives to last nine decades.
6 Things Toxic People Do “Can you be in a toxic relationship without realizing it?” a reader recently asked me. As counterintuitive as it may seem, the answer to that question is “Absolutely,” especially if … ...
How to Overcome Feeling Insecure and Needy in Your...   Many people feel insecure at least some of the time. Some people feel insecure most of the time about most things. Other people may occasionally feel insecure or only … ...
Today I Love Forgiving Fridays Today I love forgiving Fridays and how they make me feel okay even if I did miss a very important meeting last night. I love these sunny bright days with … ...
Maintaining Your Sense of Self as a Stay-At-Home Mom I don’t know who I am other than mom. Even when I have the time and can do whatever I want, I don’t know what I like to do anymore. I feel invisible. I only feel valued for the things I do for others. I have … ...