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6 Ways to Say No, Politely, to a Favor A favor is a category of altruistic behavior, and as such, we should be particularly pleased when one is offered. Not all favors are wanted. How do you say no?
Today I Love The Chiming Clock Today I love the chiming clock that hangs in my house and rings out the hours and half hours. I love that it came from an auction that seems like … ...
Psychology Around the Net: May 7, 2016 As I mentioned last Saturday, I had a pretty stressful last week of April. I was crunched for time to meet an important deadline, and it looked like I was going to fail. I did — fail, that is — but fortunately, my boss was … ...
Is Structure Good or Bad for People With ADHD? Adding “structure” to your life is a somewhat vague ADHD coping strategy people sometimes talk about. When we talk about combating ADHD with “structure,” we’re talking in abstract terms, but … ...
The Termination Stage of Therapy “Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”  — A.A. Milne The need to move forward is an unwavering attribute in the grand scheme of human evolution and expansion. This natural directive requires a letting go of what was … ...
The Myth of Being Unlovable-Part 1 Linda: When we are feeling unloved, our mind makes up a story about how unlovable we are, filling in details about our supposed faults: not being attractive enough, not being … ...
What Loving Yourself Can Look Like There are a lot of misconceptions about self-love. Some people assume that loving yourself is a copout or an excuse to do whatever you want—as in miss work just because … ...
The 4 Greatest Lessons I Learned on My Journey... During my teens and most of my 20s I lived with social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, OCD and depression. For most of those years I was on strong antidepressants and during the worst of it, medical disability benefits due to my fear of job … ...
Whitewashing Feelings Yesterday, while sitting in the office of my friend and chiropractor Darin Mazepa, he asked what was happening in my life. As if he didn’t already know, since most of … ...
3 Ways Parenting Can Improve Your Addiction Recovery It’s easy to think of the values you want to pass on to your child, like patience, respect and compassion, but it can be difficult to know how to incorporate … ...
Three Ways Drug Possession Decriminalization Fights Addiction... Three Ways Drug Possession Decriminalization Fights Addiction From crack in the 1980 and 90s to the opioid epidemic currently ripping across the nation, the United States has struggled to effectively … ...
Health Research & Clinical Trials – Improving Health Care...     Do you ever wonder how prescription medications make their way to your local pharmacy? Clinical trials and health research play a vital role in maintaining the world population’s … ...
Keeping Your Teen Safe So often, I talk to parents who are confused about how strict to be with their teenagers, when to say yes and when to say no to their children’s request. … ...
Do I Have Regrets? I am a hypocrite. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and as I sit, feeling sorry for myself and getting weepy over all of the sappy commercials overtaking the … ...
One Very Common Infection Is Linked To Mental Illness And Memory Problems Men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were more likely to have a history of this infection. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
How to Be the Perfect Perfectionist Is perfectionism an asset or an obstacle to success?
Got Mother’s Day Guilt?   I never really liked Mother’s Day. For me, the early years of motherhood felt like one colossal failure. As a former perfectionist and people-pleaser, the pump was certainly primed … ...
What High Heels Tell Us About The Desire For Status How fashion helps us fit in with others as well as sets us apart. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
39 I refer to my 20’s as the Roaring 20’s cause for the majority of it, I was living in New York in a hypomanic state which looking back was pretty … ...
What Bipolar Depression Looks Like — And What Can... Sadness. Hopelessness. Loss of interest. Loss of energy. Difficulty sleeping. Difficulty concentrating. Low self-esteem. Weight gain. Weight loss. Suicidal thoughts. These are some of the symptoms listed for a depressive episode (also called bipolar depression) in bipolar disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of … ...