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Materialistic People Cope With Negative Events In The Worst Way People who hold materialistic values automatically reach for the wrong solution. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Cities and Years When people ask me what impact a move will have on a child, I have a four-word answer: Depends on the child.
Courageous Conversations I don’t know many people who relish uncomfortable conversations. Personally, I do not. These are the conversations that can look and feel awfully messy when we think about them. They can make the … ...
Is Asperger’s Cool, Scary or Both? Depending on what you read or watch, Asperger’s Syndrome might seem the “in” diagnosis of the moment, the province of IT icons and celebrities. Or, AS might seem frightening. Certainly, … ...
What Can Science Tell Us About Intuition? Intuition can be a valuable resource for making decisions. Don’t ask me how I know that, I just know it. In science, though, intuition only goes so far. In fact, it’s only really useful as long as it leads to evidence. So what happens when science and intuition get together?...
8 Myths and One Truth About Intimacy in Your Relationships Without realizing it, your beliefs about intimacy may be based more on myth than reality. These 8 myths and one truth will help increase your understanding of relationships.
8 Ways to Help an Anxious Child Travel Traveling with children can be a very exhaustive, tedious experience, but add a nervous child to the mix and you may swear off traveling completely! Trust me – I have … ...
Author Kathleen Smith on Creativity, Being a Fangirl and...   Licensed therapist Kathleen Smith is the author of the new book The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal. When I received the book, I … ...
Effect of palliative care-led meetings for families of patients with chronic critical illness Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression symptoms, according to a study.
No association found between contrast agents used for MRIs and nervous system disorder A new study was conducted to assess the association between gadolinium exposure and parkinsonism, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination.
Depression And Addiction: Which Comes First I am pleased to present a new excerpt from my upcoming book,”The Addicted Lawyer”. The usual disclaimers. These excerpts are solely for content preview. These excerpts are not professionally edited. That occurs when I pay someone later. They also may not appear in this form … ...
Safety in Unconditional Love and Self-Care? Safety in Unconditional Love and Self-Care? “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” ~Louise L. Hay What do these seeming unrelated ideas, unconditional love … ...
Mourning? - Yes. Forgiveness? - No. I do not understand why the principle of forgiveness is held in such high esteem. The process by which we come to terms with the past is through mourning.
#207: The Importance of Theater in the Digital Age   “Theater may be the cure for what ails us in the digital world.” So said an article by Tracey Moore in The Chronicle of Higher Education ( April 8, 2016 … ...
Why Self-Compassion Isn’t Self-Indulgent So many of us think that self-compassion is the same as self-indulgence. That is, we think that self-compassion means sitting on the couch and zoning out while we watch TV. For hours and hours. We think self-compassion means shirking our responsibilities. We think it means … ...
The Story of a Trans Father Ms Faludi found her father’s sex-change "had only added a barricade, another false front to hide behind." She is startled to find Stefánie embracing a "florid femininity"
What Do You Think of Jennifer Lawrence’s “New Normal?”... A post or two ago, I shared a personal experience about ordering a pastry and eating it with peace and happiness. This was significant because I did this even though … ...
Changes in brain networks may help youth adapt to childhood adversity A new study reports a neural signature of emotional adaptation that could help researchers understand how the brain adapts to childhood adversity and predict which kids may be vulnerable to developing later psychopathology.
One small step for babies, one giant leap for humankind Even before they stand up, infants have a rough idea of how to walk; they just need some time to lay down the right neural wiring. Understanding how babies take their first steps can also help us to improve the rehabilitation of patients recovering from spinal cord injury, and children with cerebral palsy.
Today I Love That I’m Here Today I love that I’m here and this is where I’m supposed to be for now. I love that we all have places to be and times when we should … ...