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Peace, At Last Peace. For the first time in over three decades, I’m (pretty much) at peace. Yeah, I can’t believe it either. It just kinda’ crept up on me. I didn’t try … ...
Forecasting November Does new research into how we think of others suggest a Trump bump or Clinton defeat?
Father Says Heath Ledger’s Caused His Own Death When Heath Ledger died in 2008, it was as though everyone was in a state of shock. A young, rising star and new father, it seemed unfathomable that his life … ...
8 Hidden Psychological Effects Of Being Right- Or Left-Handed The right-hand bias, the leftie advantage, handedness and mental illness and more...  
Narcissism, a Destabilizing Mindset and Addictive Relating Pattern, 1... Overall, narcissism and codependency are a complimentary set of behavior norms for men and women, respectively based on romanticized (and eroticized) notions of male dominance and superiority versus female passivity … ...
The Mindset of Narcissism As a Destabilizing, Addictive Relating... Conceivably, narcissism and codependency are based on a complimentary set of socialized gender norms for men and women, respectively, that confine each to playing rigid roles, otherwise face some level of shaming … ...
Is Parental Authority 'Bullying'? Perhaps we model (non-physical) aggressions in our homes, even as we decry the (re)enactment of these behaviors on the playground, in the hallways, on the bus, in the cafeteria.
Video: Building a Resilience Toolbox Resilience is one of the most useful skills there is. Having bad things happen to me and being able to bounce back without getting caught up in negative thoughts? Where do I sign up for that? But even though we talk about “resilience” like it’s … ...
The Shame of Giving In To Your Sweet Tooth A good friend of mine is absolutely unable to have ice cream in her freezer. Of course, she can — and does — have ice cream in her freezer. It’s … ...
Reasons for Optimism in a Stressful, Uncertain Time Let me just say, this isn’t going to be a hearts-and-flowers sugarcoated sort of a blog. The fact is, we’re living in deeply troubled times. Every day it seems like … ...
How to Make Friends with Money Full disclosure – I don’t have a lot of money. In fact, if you factor out the contents of a meager IRA left over from an unlikely few years spent … ...
Today I Love The Aching In My Bones Today I love the aching in my bones and joints that tells me I’ve been having fun and getting things done. I love that I feel particularly stiffened up this … ...
So You Think You Want a Practice Partner Whether just starting out in private practice or considering expansion by taking on a partner, finding the person who is the right “fit” may not be as easy as you think. Oh, sometimes the stars do align and the perfect partner is found with little … ...
How Fear & Anxiety Drive (Some) Narcissists To The Internet Fear of rejection and low self-esteem pushes vulnerable narcissists to prefer online interactions over in-person socializing.
Psychology Around the Net: July 30, 2016 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! It’s the last weekend of July so I hope you’re all going to go out and make the most of it! Right after you check out our latest mental health news updates, of course, wink wink. Keep reading for new information … ...
Have You Ever Taken a Mental Health Day? One of my former graduate students, who was not only brilliant but also wise, used to take what she called a “mental health day” now and then. She would set … ...
Mad Love: Personality Disorders in Harley Quinn & the Joker Do the Joker and Harley Quinn display common symptoms of personality disorders?
NFL youth program doesn't help concussions after all Research indicates "no demonstrable effect on concussions" and "significantly less effect" on all injuries than what the NFL and USA Football have said.
The Myth of “I Should Have Done Better” Try a bit of compassion instead. “When we know better, we do better.” –Maya Angelou Linda: I’m from the school of thought that we are all doing the best we … ...
New Study Explains Why We Find Narcissists So Attractive... Why do we fall for them when we know we shouldn’t? Narcissists LOVE themselves. And, unfortunately, according to science, we love them too, which doesn’t seem fair. Shouldn’t there be something fundamentally unattractive about a person who finds themselves so damned attractive? Apparently not. You’re Not … ...