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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.
When Opposites Don’t Attract Old cliches notwithstanding, people often seek out partners similar to themselves in many ways. Researchers call this phenomenon “assortative mating.” Perhaps mercifully, people are more likely to end up with partners who share similar political and religious views. But like also tends to attract like in several other ways, including...
Walk 10,000 Steps to Improve Health and Fitness It’s a fact, America is becoming obese at an alarming rate and the rest of the world is following close behind. We are eating more (and more of the wrong … ...
3 Ways You Might Be Making Yourself Miserable There are many things that make us miserable that we can’t control. Our company is forced to make cuts, and our job is part of the downsizing. Our colleagues are bullies. We’re born with a bad lung or bad eyesight. We’re too short for the … ...
Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer for a DUI Charge As much as we’d like, when we make a decision to get sober, our problems don’t disappear as with a wave of Tinkerbell’s wand. Things we did while we were … ...
Does the HCG Diet Work?   Just out of treatment and new to sobriety? Many newly recovering addicts and alcoholics want to get in shape and lose weight as quickly as possible. Also, years of … ...
The Compassion-Focused Therapy Model of Emotions In compassion-focused therapy (CFT), clinicians aim to normalize painful parts of the human experience by helping clients understand the way their minds work from an evolutionary perspective. Modern neuroscience research has identified basic emotion systems which have developed throughout the course of human evolution. To … ...
Muhammad Ali and Where Determination Lives in the Brain As our will becomes stronger than our skill our determination to achieve may grow greater still.
Why I Don’t Want To Be “Normal” We spend so much time wishing our mental illnesses away and for what? They aren’t going anywhere. We wish we didn’t have to take medications. Wish there weren’t side effects. … ...