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10 Steps to Setting Healthy Boundaries   Setting boundaries doesn’t come easily or naturally to a lot of people, but  you can learn to set healthy boundaries.  I’m going to share ten tips that I find … ...
Healing from the Narcissistic Mother Suzy recounts her journey through healing after the effects of being raised by a narcissistic mother.  As a child, Suzy thought she was bad and unworthy. She constantly feared rejection and felt hurt and worthless most of the time. She had no idea that something … ...
Using Alcohol Or Taking Drugs Will Not Take Away... At some point in time, you feel lost and confused. No matter what you do, you worries and fears are bothering you. In these particular cases, some people may turn … ...
8 Everyday Activities That Increase Your Mental Health Which of these uncomplicated activities to you do most days? > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Creating What Feels Right For You Last week I was listening to Tara Gentile’s excellent podcast with Design Sponge founder Grace Bonney (episode 18). They discussed two topics that have become particularly powerful reminders for me about creating … ...
Key to Relationship Bliss Is Simpler Than You Think, Study Finds People weigh up all sorts of qualities in potential partner, like intelligence, health, kindness and sexual appeal. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Differentiating Between ADHD And Depression Introduction According to ADD Adults, “Depression is one of the most common disorders to occur with ADHD.  In fact, it has been determined that close to 50% of all adults … ...
Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder “He is sooo OCD,” I overhear a 20-something snarkily remark to a friend. The hair on my skin crawls. As someone with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) — one from a psychiatrist, not Urban Dictionary — I bristle. Sure, the remark was insensitive, even … ...
It’s Ok to Take a Moment I’ve lived with schizophrenia for ten years now and there have been a few overarching facets of the illness that I live with on a daily basis. One of the … ...
Not a Joiner? Understand and Manage Your Discomfort in... How many people will be there? I prefer one-on-one. I’d rather be alone. I don’t like being in a group. I don’t want to go. Most people enjoy parties, reunions, … ...
Intention Seekers How can a seventy-year-old, 90-second animation help explain the popularity of conspiracy theories about airplane crashes?
Self-Care Sunday: Reminders for Savoring the Moment and More... Below is a selection of powerful quotes from The Coloring Book of Mindfulness: 50 Quotes and Designs to Help You Focus, Slow Down, De-Stress, illustrated by Holly MacDonald. I hope these quotes … ...
Today I Love People Who Lead With Their Heart Today I love people who lead with their heart. I love the ones who decide what is right by how much it can help, the ones who don’t care if … ...
Reconstructing through altered states Yesterday, I had the pleasure of doing a post-screening Q&A with the film-makers of an amazing documentary called My Beautiful Broken Brain. One of the many remarkable things about the documentary is that one of the film-makers is also the subject, as she began making the film a few days after her life-threatening brain injury. … Continue reading "Reconstructing through altered states"
Let’s Talk about Brain Health and Brain Illness Instead... Getting mental illnesses taken as seriously as physical ones has been a long-lasting struggle. Medical insurance hasn’t always covered mental health treatments the way it routinely covers treatments for physical … ...
Living a Life by Design Instead of by Default Some days, or maybe most days, you might feel like a passenger in the backseat of your own car. You are being driven to destinations you don’t want to go by a driver you didn’t pick. You feel stretched too thin. You are exhausted. You … ...
Four Ways Psychological Rigidity Hurts Relationships Psychological flexibility is fundamental to healthy living, so it’s not surprising that within the context of romantic relationships, flexibility is also important for healthy functioning. Being in a relationship and balancing the wants and needs of a partner along with one’s own interests requires compromise … ...
ADHD Symptom or Coping Mechanism? A few weeks ago, I wrote about some recent research suggesting that hyperactivity may be more of a coping mechanism people with ADHD use in certain situations than a core … ...
A Must Read He’s dead. I saw him die. I was there. I was present. The morning after my Dad passed I woke up and forgot that he died. It took me a … ...
Abuse Substance Treatment Program Review In today’s world, it seems that almost any topic is open for debate. While I was gathering facts for this article, I was quite surprised to find some of the … ...