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Need to Generate Another Big Idea? Try Daydreaming! Having trouble trying to generate the next big idea? Are you facing writer’s block or some other form of stifled creativity? Sometimes the answer isn’t to just force an idea … ...
The Way To Intentionally Forget Memories Reveals Their Contextual Nature The technique relies on the fact that our memories are highly contextual. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? You’re such a cry baby! I’ve known from an early age that I’m more sensitive than most people. I’m hard pressed to get through a movie or church service without … ...
On Being Productive and Creating Quickly It never fails. I almost always underestimate how long an article will take to complete. I assume it should take an hour or two. Tops. But often it’s more like … ...
Alcohol’s Long-Term Effect On Your Happiness May Surprise You Could giving up alcohol make you happy or miserable? > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Derailed train of thought? Brain’s stopping system may be at fault Have you had the experience of being just on the verge of saying something when the phone rang? Did you then forget what it is you were going to say? A study of the brain’s electrical activity offers a new explanation of how that happens. Published in Nature Communications, the study comes from the lab [...]
Mothers Are Altruists Sine Qua Non Mothering is, by far and away, the most common form of prosocial behavior in our species. Here’s why.
What’s Your Intent? We all say hurtful things from time to time. Sometimes we lash out from anger, saying mean things on purpose with the intent to hurt. Sometimes we just don’t think before we speak. We do not mean to cause hurt. But it is easy to … ...
Childhood Emotional Neglect: The Enemy of Assertiveness... Perhaps you’ve seen the many great articles about assertiveness here on Psychcentral over the past few years. Those articles have explained what assertiveness actually is: — standing up for yourself with … ...
Today I Love The Quiet Calm Of This Early Morning Today I love the quiet calm of this early morning, it’s like a cool grey vacuum for my mind into which the memories of my mother slip easily for me … ...
What Is Bipolar I Disorder? Introduction You may have heard the term Bipolar I Disorder. Yes, it is a mood disorder. However, you may be wondering what separates it from the other types of mood … ...
Happy Mother’s Day, 2016 Happy Mother’s Day! None of us would be here if not for our moms, even if they later they found ways to let us down or not be in our lives the way we wanted or had hoped. For some, this day is a painful … ...
3 Ways You Can Make a Difference for a Kid With ADHD As a twenty-something with no kids, I usually leave the parenting advice to those with more experience in this area. But since it’s Mother’s Day, I started thinking about some … ...
Midwife at the End of Life In recent conversation with a long -time friend who has extensive background in hospice, ministry, massage, art and writing, we were exploring the idea of her being a death midwife who would be with someone when they pass. She has the compassion and necessary presence … ...
The Number 1 Lie Parents Tell Children Most Parents do not deliberately lie to their children except in conventional ways, such as telling them that Santa Claus is real. Most of them want to be good parents … ...
Childhood ADHD Plus Anxiety Did you know about one in four children who have ADHD also have an anxiety disorder? And did you know that about 60% of people who have ADHD as children … ...
Why Isn’t Married Sex “Hot”? Does married sex really need to imitate porn and sex addiction?.  If sex in a long-term relationship was, on average, as erotically compelling as other kinds of sexual encounters then … ...
Support Groups We “differently minded” folk (aka mentally ill or whatever you choose to call it) need friends, just like everyone else. We need an alliance. We need to know that we … ...
Thanking Others Is Actually Good for YOU, Research Confirms If you've ever asked yourself, "Why should I say thank you when no one says thank you to me?" here are a few reasons.
What it’s Like to Live with Hypochondria My life is controlled by an endless series of obsessions, intrusive thoughts, rituals, and fears, but I don’t have OCD, at least not technically. Instead, I have a somatoform disorder better known as hypochondria. Hypochondria, or health anxiety, is a preoccupation with having or acquiring … ...