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How to Avoid Being a Grumpy Old Man (or Woman) How can we avoid falling into a negativity trap as older adults? It's easier than you think.
Going Back to Work After Having a Baby The last thing you might want to do is go back to work after having your baby. Your maternity leave was likely too short. And it’s very likely you’re still exhausted — and very upset to be leaving your little one. According to Allyson Downey in … ...
The Weird Thing Depression Does To The Brain Finding could be linked to depressive symptoms such as loss of appetite and sleep problems. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
This Is What Self-Acceptance Can Do For Your Mind After failures, people's tendency is to engage in self-destructive behaviours. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Empathy Vs Sympathy Or Apathy: What Empathy Is Not? It’s been said that many people might believe they are empathetic or they mostly demonstrate empathy. When in reality, they’re feeling sympathy.  Though, some are feeling outright apathy…right from the start. I … ...
Embracing Grief Is a Healthy Way to Move Forward Not everyone grieves in the same way.  People have different physical appearances, perspectives, experiences, thoughts, emotions, backgrounds, relationships, and attitudes.  So when it comes to grieving, there are many healthy forms with the exception of one: not grieving. Embracing grief is a willingness to accept … ...
Stalking as a Variant of a Terminated Relationship... Stalking as a Variant of a Terminated Relationship...Patients Who Threaten Their Treatment Providers: A Meta-analysis *
The sound of music: How the songbird learns its melody In zebra finches, only males learn and sing songs, as this is the way they attract a mate. Therefore, learning a complex song to attract the lady zebra finches is crucial for reproduction. The juvenile zebra finches do this by listening to the father's song and memorizing it. The neurons associated with the memory of the father bird's song have now been pinpointed.
What to Do When Your Life is a Mess If you feel like everything’s going wrong, you are probably not alone. These steps will help you gain control of your problems, one at a time.
Stalking Crimes in the American Workplace Stalking in the workplace setting, a growing concern (much to do about about everything).
My Own Camino The Camino  de Santiago is an 850 kilometer walk in the Pyrenees Mountains through Spain and France. I had initially heard about it via the film called The Way  starring Martin Sheen. … ...
The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental Health If you’ve been reading my blog for a month or more, you know that I have found nutrition to be a powerful force in my recovery from depression. Since 2008, I haven’t responded to medications or have had only a minimal, partial response, so I … ...
When There is No “Right” or “Wrong” Choice All my life (to date, anyway) I have had a particular preference for flow-charting things. For example, if A happens, then do B. But if B happens, then do C. … ...
Teen marijuana use in Colorado found lower than national average Latest survey results run contrary to concerns that legalization would increase pot use by teens.
Need Better Coping Skills? Therapy Can Help Therapy that pressures the patient to expose too much too soon shows that the therapy process is about achieving the therapist’s goals, not the patient’s....
#205: Creating Climate Change on the Internet What if we made a point of creating an Internet climate that is mostly positive, supportive and caring? What if it became a forum for calling out homophobia, racism, Islamophobia, … ...
Sources of Self-Efficacy Self-efficacy is the knowing that you are capable of achieving a specific goal. The term is also used to describe the confident knowing that you are capable of meeting all … ...
Today I Love This Cool, Fresh Day Today I love this cool, fresh day with negligible humidity and a chance of rain in the evening. I love that in the heat yesterday I continued to work until … ...
When Will Enough Be Enough? Anna is a mid-life woman who believes that the people in her personal and professional lives view her as competent and confident, with a go-getter, take on any challenge attitude. She has survived the deaths of her husband and both of her parents, the loss … ...
Popular Confessions Parents Make in Therapy I often find myself sitting opposite a couple on the couch, listening to them confess their parental woes. I silently nod in agreement as they describe their deepest, darkest parenting … ...