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The Lure of Beauty That beauty attracts is well known – from people to mathematical proofs. Do we always have to circumvent the lure of beauty?
The Wonder of Creativity {E. Shaver bookstore in Savannah, Ga.} My husband, Brian, and I recently visited Savannah, Georgia, for a few days. While there we did some of my favorite things: We went to … ...
6 Ways to Achieve Genuine Happiness During Depression Every time I watch television, I see a commercial for anti-depressants and I’m taken back to a time in my life when I was severely depressed and ON such medications. I was so depressed that I was hospitalized for three weeks. The overwhelming feelings of fear, … ...
Anxiety: The Age Group And Gender At Greatest Risk The country that, surprising, has the highest rate of anxiety. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Practice Might Not Make Perfect After All Could the famous '10,000 hours' rule be wrong? > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
5 Creative Ideas for Keeping Your Loved One’s Memory... After someone close to us dies, we may think that our connection with them is over. Maybe we assume that the “healthy” thing to do is to let go and get over their passing. (Does anyone ever get over a terrible loss?) Or maybe we have a hard … ...
Why and How You Should Trust Your Gut                                                             … ...
The psychology of buying and selling a house Our emotions influence the homes we choose and the prices we pay.
Today I Love My Musical World Today I love my musical world and the fact that since the choir is on hiatus my band (every member of which is a choir member) has agreed to use … ...
A Surprising Hormone Is Important for Sexuality in Women Women are not as free from the effects of hormones as once was thought.
The Relationship Between Depression and Self-Esteem “Love yourself instead of abusing yourself.” Karolina Kurkova Allen came into sessions to work on understanding and analyzing his depressed feelings. Allen was struggling with depressed thoughts and overwhelmed with being hard on himself and, at times, others. He struggled with emotional trauma of the … ...
The Healing Power in Doing What Scares You While volunteering at a Los Angeles animal shelter, I met a brindle, 10-month-old pit bull named Sunny. She was so skinny that even her shadow looked bony, and her tail looked like it had been chopped in half and then stomped on in three places. … ...
Healing from an Addiction (to a Person, Behavior or... What are some of the thoughts and personal self-defeating beliefs that contribute to relapse from addictions?  Here is an overview of some common pitfalls that addicts fall into, psychologically, which contribute to their inability to stay sober. If you are a person trying to overcome … ...
A Different Way to Deal with Your Inner Critic Often we want to banish our inner critic. We want it to vanish. To eliminate it once and for all. This is totally understandable, because it’s a cruel voice, which is … ...
Padma Lakshmi Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse It’s been a time of great revelations for Padma Lakshmi who, recently, admitted that, while pregnant with her daughter, she was not sure who her child’s father was. In what … ...
I Wish We Would Share More About Ourselves It is amazing how many people suffer from significant mental illness. Sometimes it is obvious, but often it isn’t. It is only when brought up in conversation that you hear, … ...
Video: Overcoming Sibling Resentment in Adulthood Here’s a fun fact: a quarter of all hyena cubs are killed by one of their siblings. In humans, competition between siblings is a little subtler, but it’s still there. After all, there’s only so much parental attention to go around. Any time mom and … ...
Never 21 or Infantilization by Narcissists Examining my face anxiously, Mom inquired if I was eating and sleeping. I was thirty-one. Living on my own. I wanted to sarcastically snap, “No! It never occurred to me … ...
Are We Are All Becoming Pavlov’s Dogs? Is our smartphone making us act like Pavlov's dogs?
Squashing Self-Criticism I strive to use mindfulness in all facets of my living and being. For me, the most beautiful and valuable gift that mindfulness offers is permission to receive, and to let go, repeatedly, particularly of my self-criticism. This helps me stay connected to the good, … ...