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Back to School Drama in Narcissistic Families Maybe I’m just weird, but I loved going back to school. As an only child, I adored being around other kids and observing them, just as I love to people-watch … ...
Stop. Just Stop. You have to organize your paperwork. You have to scrub the tub. You have to wash the dishes. You have to fold the laundry and start a new load. You have to make … ...
How to Overcome Passivity “He who hesitates is lost.” This well-worn adage applies to Cautious Charlie clutching the steering wheel. If you, like Cautious Charlie, are gripped with hesitation, you aren’t driving your life. Passivity is your destination. The world, once teeming with possibilities, closes. And so do you. … ...
Why many people don’t talk about traumatic events until long after they occur When longtime former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed suit July 6 for sexual harassment against the network’s former boss, Roger Ailes, the public response was less than kind. There were expressed disbelief and rebuttals that she was fabricating her story in retaliation for being fired. Many asked: If it was so bad, why didn’t [...]
APA Talk on The Good Single Life Draws Enthusiastic,... To single people everywhere who love their single lives, and even to single people who are not so enamored of being single but are sick of people pitying them or … ...
Good Qualities of Adult Children of Mentally Ill Mothers... There isn’t really a huge trumpet blowing for the qualities that blossom in the children of mentally ill mothers. Not even much of a toot. But there’s a whole orchestra booming about the downsides: the lack of self-esteem, difficulty forming relationships, trusting people, or most … ...
Massage Helps Treat The Most Common Mental Health Problem The latest research could be a step up in the evidence for massage therapy.  
Everyday tasks can impair driving performance, study finds In recent history we have seen many changes to how we are allowed to drive, such as criminalizing the use of mobile phones. There are also a variety of activities that could cause you commit the offense of “driving without due care or attention” in the United States and the United Kingdom including smoking, map reading, [...]
Experiment shows exposure to nature reduces aggressive behavior among prison inmates Researchers have identified a simple intervention that may help reduce levels of violence in maximum security prisons. Inmates who viewed nature videos showed reduced levels of aggression and were less likely to be disciplined than those in similar cellblocks, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention. “We need nature for [...]
American women appear to be more accepting of their bodies than in the past Despite growing rates of obesity in the United States, and a culture apparently obsessed with selfies, women today appear to be more accepting of their bodies than in the past, at least in regard to weight, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention. “While women consistently report being more dissatisfied [...]
Greater production of ‘feeling full’ hormone could be responsible for weight loss A preliminary study might hold the key to why over-80s are prone to losing weight. The research by Mary Hickson, Professor of Dietetics at Plymouth University, found that after eating, elderly people produced a greater amount of peptide YY (PYY) – the hormone that tells humans when they’re full. The study saw six healthy women [...]
What it Means to be “Unmistakable” in Your Creative... Srinivas Rao has interviewed over 500 individuals on his super popular podcast “Unmistakable Creative.” These individuals have blazed their own trails and created work that is unique and meaningful. Work … ...
What Makes Relationships Happy and Healthy? Couples Therapists Weigh... We tend to hold the misconception that healthy, happy relationships happen naturally. Organically. Even effortlessly. They move along an assembly line without requiring much, if any, intervention on our part. Because we worry that if we have to work at a marriage, then maybe it simply … ...
On the Malignant Nature of Narcissism Should presidential candidates be required to undergo a psychological evaluation?
What’s The Point? What’s the point? It’s the type of question that’s used ridiculously often. We mutter it under our breath at times of frustration. We throw it out at a person who … ...
Today I Love Dealing With Challenges Today I love dealing with challenges. I love that something I thought I could deal with after my house is listed had to be dealt with before that and, though … ...
The Truth About Compulsive and Pathological Liars Both compulsive lying and pathological lying are a hot topic due to the lack of clear definitions. This article is an attempt to gather all facts supported by strong references.
Trauma Uninformed As a psychotherapist with more than 30 years of experience in mental health, currently working in the EAP field, I was very excited about the opportunity to receive training in critical incident stress management.  The fact that my training was going to be provided by … ...
5 Tips to Deal with Insomnia If you want to change a habit — any habit — getting enough sleep is a key first step. Recently I had a bad night of tossing and turning. I was up for a few hours, then overslept the next morning. And while I was … ...
The Cognitive Cost of Paying Attention Stopped at a light and thinking about reaching over to check the texts on your phone? It will affect your ability to concentrate on driving. So, maybe don't do that.