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An alcoholic goes to the White House Forty-five years and billions of dollars after Richard Nixon declared the nation’s War on Drugs, it’s time we admit defeat. We lost the war. More people are dying of drug … ...
Today I Love Peaceful Mornings Today I love peaceful mornings like this cool damp Monday morning that was so easy to sleep well into the depths of. I love that the heat of summer is … ...
Evidence of hearing damage in teens prompts researchers' warning New research into the ringing-ear condition known as tinnitus indicates an alarming level of early, permanent hearing damage in young people who are exposed to loud music, prompting a warning from a leading researcher in the field.
Children, Parenting and Deployment: Tips to Re-establish Connections... Since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, more than two million men and women have deployed to a combat zone.  As a result of spending months, and if you consider the totality of the wars, what could be years for some, these individuals … ...
What Did You Say? When I listen to people talk, sometimes I imagine the words going in one ear, out the other, and then falling into some alternate, inaccessible universe where they collect in … ...
4 Different Types of Divorce Divorces can be messy and complicated. But an amicable divorce need not be impossible to accomplish. A peaceful divorce not only saves you from mental anguish, but it also protects your kids from the pain of seeing their parents fight acrimoniously. You can prevent the … ...
ADHD, Where Do I Begin So where do I begin and where does the ADHD get off? Er, I mean end, where does it end? Well, yes, that’s a question, but it isn’t the only … ...
6 Biases That May Sub-Consciously Affect Your Thinking Biases can become habitual over time and can even be triggered by others who wish to manipulate our behavior.
Two Words for Better Parenting After raising six children, reading many parenting books and attending many parenting classes, I have learned to boil good parenting down to two important words:  (1) enjoy (2) reflect. The best advice I can give parents today is to enjoy your children.  So often parents … ...
Vulnerability- The Birthplace of Happiness?   “No one ever gets through this life without heartache, without turmoil, and if you believe and have faith and you can get knocked down and get back up again … ...
7 Ways to Improve Connection in Your Relationship THIS is what you must repair FIRST to heal your relationship. Have you ever felt like you’re walking on egg shells around your partner? Do they become defensive no matter what you say? Despite what you might think, this issue is actually not a ‘communication … ...
Cup > Coffee When a purchase of one item (e.g., coffee) also involves the temporary use of a second item (e.g. a cup), what amount of collateral is fair?
Quotes to Inspire Healthy Boundaries   Boundaries are necessary. They’re the back bone of all healthy relationships. That doesn’t mean they come easily, though. For many of us, setting boundaries feels uncomfortable. We feel guilty … ...
How to Focus on Your Job Search During a... Going through a huge life transition such as a divorce can already be difficult, particularly if you need to make your kids a priority. But what happens if you also need to find a job? With so many stressful factors colliding, it can feel like … ...
Liking Bitter Foods Is Totally Unexpected Key To Personality The personality traits that are linked to liking bitter tasting foods and drinks. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Nobody is Judging You as Harshly as You Judge Yourself If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my ten years of living with schizophrenia, it’s that no one is judging you as harshly as you’re judging yourself. I’ve lived with … ...
Beware The Brutally Honest If someone you meet describes himself as “brutally honest,” beware. This phrase is often an attempt to hide the reality, which is that she is actually simply… Brutal. We all agree that … ...
Your First Draft of Anything is Always Perfect When we’re starting a new project, we often agonize about it. The story is such a cliché. These sentences don’t make any sense. The characters are flat. Clearly, I’m a … ...
Today I Love This Rain Soaked City Today I love this rain soaked city. I love the trees looking wet and dark and exotic, the bushes and plants strung with diamond rain drops, and the air heavy … ...
In Defense of Authenticity and Being Yourself In the New York Times, Adam Grant argues against authenticity and being yourself. In this post, I stand up in their defense.