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A Beautiful Way to View and Process Our Emotions We tend to look at our “negative” emotions as a nuisance at best or with anger at worst. We judge ourselves for feeling sad or lonely. We judge ourselves for … ...
5 Signs of Covert Narcissism We all have come in contact with the flamboyant narcissist. Their self-absorption can’t be mistaken. But there is also the covert narcissist, who is not so easy to decipher. They are equally as self-absorbed as the outward version and equally as destructive in relationships. Narcissistic … ...
Fit For Happiness The pursuit of happiness should fit the fit between personality and purchase
Are We All Hypocrites? Is hypocrisy bad, or is it in fact just the natural state of the human psyche?
I’m Not “That Kind” of Psychologist The term “psychologist” may be one of the most-often confused names of any profession. Here’s why. Along with some suggested alternatives.
Moms, Here’s What to do When You are Cranky:... I wanted to be in a good mood today. I had the best of intentions to be positive, calm, productive, and connect with my kids and spouse, too. Needless to … ...
Breast milk linked to significant early brain growth in preemies Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth. Those preemies whose daily diets were at least 50 percent breast milk had more brain tissue and cortical-surface area by their due dates than premature babies who consumed significantly less breast milk.
Today I Love Saturday Gigs Today I love Saturday gigs that I’m looking forward to with excitement. I love that today’s show came about because of my best friends from high school. There truly is … ...
Baby Names, and What's Really Behind a Parent's Choice Your name was, in all likelihood, selected by your parents and you, in turn, will select names for the kids you decide to have. Here's what might influence that decision
Want to Be a Better Teacher? Use Gestures When we hear someone talk, we don’t just listen to their words. We combine what they’re saying with their body language and any other information we have to put together a fuller picture of what’s being communicated. The same thing is going on when teachers communicate ideas to students in...
Grief Over the Loss of a Pet Is Finally... Pets have a special place in the lives of so many people. They can be our loving, nonjudgmental, loyal friends, always there for us, always happy to see us. They … ...
Psychology Around the Net: April 30, 2016 What. A. Stressful. Week. At the beginning of April, I took on a work project with an end-of-the-month deadline and, although a couple of weeks into the month I realized it was going to take plenty of frozen dinners and a few extra weekends, I … ...
What You Need To Know About The Genetics of Mental Disorders The genetics revolution is one of mankind's greatest intellectual achievements- but so far has contributed nothing to patient care and the ridiculous complexity of brain function.
Brutality! Agony! Havoc! Before WE Cry Help for... Trigger warning: Trigger warning: Please note: Over the next posts, I will be talking about my father’s cruel and harsh treatment of me. While I watered it down to make … ...
Is Brutality and Agony for YEARS is it... Trigger warning: Trigger warning: Please note: Over the next posts, I will be talking about my father’s cruel and harsh treatment of me. While I watered it down to make … ...
Breaking Free from an Abusive Relationship Following are ten steps to take to break free from an exploitive, abusive, or toxic relationship.  While you may believe that your primary problem is the other person, let me emphasize, your primary prisoner is not another person, but rather, your belief system. Once you … ...
5 Great Resources for PECS materials This post will provide you with some great resources for getting materials to teach and use PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) with the kids that you work with. PECS-USA Find the four steps of PECS Use a flow chart to figure out if you should … ...
Here’s What Happened When I Put My Electronics Away... I have to admit that I generally have my electronics fairly close to me most of the time. I oftentimes think that I am justified because of my commitment to … ...
Depression symptoms that steadily increase in later life predict higher dementia risk, study shows Depression symptoms that steadily increase in older adults are more strongly linked to dementia than any other types of depression, and may indicate the early stages of the disease, according to the first ever long-term study to examine the link between dementia and the course of depression.
Mother Shaming I think every mother has experienced this at some point: Your young child is acting out in some way, you’re trying to handle it, and you can feel other people’s … ...