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Shark Personalities: A Shark Isn't a Shark Isn't a Shark Individual personalities among members of the same species are widespread and must be considered when we talk casually about "the shark," "the dog," or any other animals.
The Secret That Drives Us All What drives you? What is it that underlies the ways you respond to the world and react to people? It’s your need to feel safe. But, here’s the problem, your … ...
The Secret to Getting Unstuck: Core Feelings Part 2 Several months ago I wrote The Best Kept Secret to Getting Unstuck: Core Feelings. In it, you met Garrett, Jolene and Lizzy, who are all burdened by an uncomfortable feeling (a Core … ...
Today I Love This Musical Place Today I love this musical place in which I live. This morning as I sit writing this, the neighbourhood is ringing with birdsong embellished by the slow building tympany of … ...
ADHD and Food Let’s talk about food. An excellent topic. Over at AllPsych, I just wrote about overeating. You can read the full post there, but the key point for our purposes is … ...
Bipolar Disorder: A Patient’s Definition When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, I knew exactly one thing about it: Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana, had it. And he died by suicide in 1994. As a Nirvana fan, I paid attention to the news about his life … ...
Everything You Need to Know About the Benefits of... If you practice psychotherapy, you know that mindfulness-based interventions have exploded across the clinical landscape and have been proven-effective in treating a range of mental health issues. The act of practicing present moment awareness in sessions not only improves treatment outcomes but also yields significant … ...
Parental Monitoring Can Stop Impulsive Children From Overeating... That moment when part of you wants another chocolate chip cookie and part of you knows it’s probably time to call it quits. One one hand: that smooth chocolate and that soft cookie dough. On the other hand: your health. So what determines whether you indulge a little more or...
The psychology of genre Why we don't like what we struggle to categorize.
How Renowned Artists, Writers and Composers Create I’m always interested in learning how others create. I’m interested in how their process looks, how it feels. I’m interested in what their days really look like. Do they have … ...
Can You Name The Three Types of Bullying? There are Three Types of Bullying Bullying occurs when a person (not just children)…(or this can be a group of people) repeatedly tries to physically hurt, emotionally embarrass or frighten … ...
Varicose Veins: They’re Not Just for Grandmother Anymore...   Varicose veins are often thought of as a curse of old age. New studies show that as much as 50-percent of substance abusers are also prone to get the … ...
A Recipe for Recovery: Ingredients for Good Mental Health... I believe mental health self-care starts with the right medication. The right medications are crucial for recovery. Personally, I have realized finding the right combination of drugs really makes the difference between being well or unwell. Medications, while imperfect, are the leading treatment for mental illness and … ...
Imaging study shows promising results for patients with schizophrenia A team of scientists from across the globe have shown that the brains of patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to reorganize and fight the illness. This is the first time that imaging data has been used to show that our brains may have the ability to reverse the effects of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is an [...]
Which Facebook ‘friends’ can help you land a job? More than half of jobs are found with the help of a social tie, whether a friend, relative or distant acquaintance. For example, a friend may tell you about a job opening at her firm or a parent may offer you an internship at his company. For the eight million people in the U.S. who [...]
What Is The Trade Off? I do a lot for my mental health. I take Thursdays off from my job to attend a Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance weekly meeting and to go to my psychiatric … ...
Here’s to the Invisible People…and the Narcissists Who Made... TRIGGER WARNING Sitting in the basement, head in hands, I whispered, “Don’t exist. Don’t exist! DON’T EXIST!” over and over to my thirty-year-old self. It was a desperate attempt to … ...
The Advantage of Being Overconfident And Self-Deluded 94% of college professors think their work is above average -- that is not statistically possible! > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Don’t Forget This About Self-Care Self-care is a term that gets thrown around a lot. We might think it’s synonymous with bubble baths, manicures and massages. And sometimes self-care might be these things. But at … ...
We Need to Experience New Things I’ve recently been asked to do a new series on living with schizophrenia for another blog. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem but it’s asking for more writing … ...