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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 … ...
There Is No Gender Difference When It Comes to... When it comes to figuring out happiness and good habits, I don’t think it matters much if you’re a man or a woman. It’s easy to assume that certain aspects of ourselves matter more than they do. For instance, birth order. People believe that birth … ...
Why young addicts need grief counseling A month ago – just 30 days – the first part of my life ended. The first 57 years cracked and dropped into oblivion. There is now my life before … ...
Julia Cameron on Being an Artist and the Creative Life How do we engage with life to be actively creative, but not overwhelmed by circumstances or inner challenges? How do artists think about using creative talents? Julia Cameron first published … ...
The First Impression Men And Women Find Most Attractive Some will be updating their dating profile pics after reading this! > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
5 Quick Ways to Recognize Your Self-Worth Self-esteem is not a hot and sexy topic. Not even close. I know people don’t love to talk about their self-esteem in front of others, but I’m passionate about it. Self-esteem is defined as confidence in one’s own worth or abilities. Have you ever noticed … ...
How to Survive Unexpected Stressful Situations Life throws unexpected things at us all the time. Learn 4 ways you can learn to survive unexpected stress and maybe even come out ahead.
4 Ways to Survive Unexpected Situations Life throws unexpected things at us all the time. The four tips will help you survive unexpected stress—and maybe even come out ahead.
Managing Your Medication Introduction According to additude magazine, “Successfully treating ADHD with medication isn’t as simple as filling a prescription and living happily ever after. There is no standard medication or dosage for … ...
Today I love The Open Space Of My Home Today I love the open space of my home, though in truth I am looking forward to everything being within easy reach in my next home. I love that my … ...
Smiling Means Different Things in Different Cultures Max Eastman once wrote that “a smile is the universal welcome,” but it turns out the universal welcome might not be so universal. Although previous research has suggested that smiling can make you look more attractive, approachable and competent, these findings have mostly come from certain kinds of cultures. In...
When Your Relationship Ends, How to Find the Silver Lining Getting over the ending of your relationship can, no doubt, be a difficult process. By rewriting the story, you can find the elusive silver lining.
The Best Way to Move on After a Breakup Getting over the end of your relationship can be a difficult process, but finding the silver lining will help you move on.
Can You Say “Dementia” to a Client? Will You? As a professional in mental health I can guarantee you will see dementia in your practice. The question is if you will recognize it early enough to provide the client and his/her family with the resources they need to cope. Dementia symptoms can be so … ...
Psychology Around the Net: May 21, 2016 They’re at the tailend of the U.K.’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) across the pond! Similar to October’s Mental Illness Awareness Week here in the U.S., the U.K.’s MHAW, supported by the Mental Health Foundation, is all about educating people about mental health and helping … ...
Was Jesus Psychotic? Awhile back I wrote an article, “Religion and Mental Illness: How we define “hyper” religious and what does that mean.” It explores the link between hyper religion and mental illness. … ...