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Techniques for Coping with Narcissists (Pt 1) How do you cope with living with narcissists? Is it possible to, not only survive, but actually thrive? Disclaimer As my regular readers know, I’m a huge fan of No … ...
How Vacations Really Boost Physical and Mental Health Multiple new research studies indicate that there are many physical and mental health benefits to gain from taking a holiday, some reportedly remaining even two months after we have returned to the daily grind. However, research also shows that certain habits and attitudes can neutralize … ...
7 Ways to Beat the High Cost of Sitting It's time to get up. Your health improves dramatically if you move quickly for more than an hour a day.
The $67 Billion Cost of Sitting It's time to get up
How Wishful Thinking Can Turn into Romance Everyone engages in a little fantasizing in which the platonic turns to the romantic. New research shows that these fantasies can become reality under the right conditions.
Psychology Around the Net: August 13, 2016 The world is deep in the throes of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and while such competition has to bring a certain level of anxiety and stress to athletes, sports can help to improve both your body and your mind. Of course, Olympic athletes face much … ...
Building a Practice: Pro Bono Work Matters Marketing is rarely talked about in graduate school. But success in building a private practice means developing skills in self-promotion, something that doesn’t come naturally to many of the people who feel called to do human-service work. For many, trumpeting that we are the best … ...
Recognizing and Changing an Abusive Relationship There are three essential elements to an abusive relationship: Consistent occurrences of power and control by perpetrator Chronic feelings and displays of disrespect Unhealthy attachment mistaken for love Abusers are highly deceptive and others, including the victim, have no idea that he is being abusive … ...
Grit And How to Grow It 20 ways to grow grit. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”–Henry Ford Linda: I confess to having great admiration and sometimes envy towards people who … ...
A Great Way to Expand Your Capacity for Joy And diminish envy at the same time. “Who is the happiest of man? He who values the merits of others and in their pleasure takes joy, even though it was … ...
Going from Zero to Hero! If you’re struggling in life, as I was, positive change is desperately needed. My life was in a terrible place. No work, a son who I haven’t seen for 10 … ...
Money and Love Understanding money is part of being healthy. What is money? Money is a distant echo of photosynthesis. Money is energy. Money motivates bodyminds to act. Money energizes. But money is … ...
7 Toxic Behaviors of Highly Aggressive People at Work Aggressive co-workers create problems you might never expect.
Incidence of most fatal type of stroke decreasing A recently published study indicates that Finland's national tobacco policies seem to be radically reducing the incidence of subarachnoid hemorrhage, the most fatal form of stroke.
Learn to Break the Cycle of Codependent Relationships “A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.” — Melody Beattie From a young age, I felt insecure in my own skin. I was a highly sensitive child and, … ...
How to diagnose borderline personality disorder In terms of knowing their diagnosis, borderline patients are often left in the dark. Here is a way to make a respectful approach.
What Does Your Sense of Humor Say About You? Psychologists are taking the adage that “there’s no such thing as a joke” to entirely new places, and they’re finding that your sense of humor might say more about you than you realize. In 2003, researchers in London – London, Ontario, that is – created the Humor Style Questionnaire based...
How to Be Yourself When You’ve Worn a Mask... “Being someone we are not is nearly a guarantee for unhappiness,” according to Christine Selby, Ph.D, a psychologist in Bangor, Maine. And these words couldn’t be more accurate. After all, happiness happens when … ...
Auto Accidents and Brain Trauma What happens to your brain in a car accident?
Their Son’s Suicide: “We Did Everything Right.” A few weeks ago, I gave a speech at a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) fundraising dinner. The event was designed to give different perspectives on the challenges our … ...