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The Perfect Balance Western civilization actually began with the Toltec, Inca, and Maya. They shared a view of perfection with Ancient Greeks.
Spring Cleaning For Emotional Health   Spring is a time of new beginnings, growth, hope. It’s also the time of year to clean out the garage and closets, discard what’s broken or obsolete. I have a … ...
Which is Worse, Mental or Physical Illness? On the morning of a bone scan procedure to check to see if my cancer has come back, I’m wondering which is worse: mental illness or physical illness? As a person who’s experienced both, I have a little bit to say on the topic. Of … ...
Body-image studies explore the source of much of our anxiety People who are more anxious about their appearance will become more anxious overall and are more likely to develop depression.
I’m Still So Angry… It’s hard not to think about religion and how you feel about it during this time of the year.  There are the signs proclaiming Jesus is the reason for the … ...
The Personality Disordered Co-Parent & "The System" Part 1 Co-parenting with a Disordered Ex is Difficult and Requires Assistance From People Who Often Seem Clueless.
20 Questions to Connect with Yourself and Someone Else Yesterday, Brian and I spent 4 hours in Barnes & Noble. I’m not exaggerating. We had the best time. While there I picked up a new-to-me magazine called Flow, which is all about … ...
Study casts doubt on the link between cannabis use and anxiety disorders A new longitudinal study suggests the link between cannabis use and anxiety is weaker than previously believed. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance globally. Several studies have made note of the association between cannabis use and anxiety disorders. These studies indicated high cannabis use among those with anxiety, and a large number of anxiety [...]
The Best Way To Supercharge Your Mind And Body In Only Six Weeks Have you seriously underestimated your ability to change? ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Stop Believing that Self-Care is Selfish By and large, our society does not look fondly upon introspection. In many ways we are encouraged to identify with our social identities first and foremost. This includes our commitments … ...
The Most Narcissistic Generation Were Born Between These Years ...and how members of the most narcissistic generation ever react to the label. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Mindfulness Explained through Baseball In my writings and videos I often write and speak about mindfulness. In talking about mindfulness I emphasize the present moment, yet I am aware of how our past and our future work together. The definition of mindfulness instructs us to live in the present … ...
Too old to hire? Research confirms age discrimination in jobs market Age stereotypes can strongly affect people’s choices about who to hire, new research from psychologists at the University of Kent has shown. If one of two equally well qualified job candidates is described as having stereotypically ‘young’ characteristics, and the other has stereotypically ‘old’ characteristics, the ‘younger’ candidate is more likely to be selected. The [...]
All Anxiety is Not the Same: 3 Types, 3 Solutions Maryann was raised by a mother who was both emotionally intense and needy. All through her childhood, Maryann had to be very caring and supportive toward her mother to try to … ...
Why Are People With ADHD Bad at Planning Ahead? Failure to plan ahead. The ADHD symptom you forget you have until it’s too late. Not planning ahead well can wreak chaos on pretty much any aspect of your life, … ...
Today I Love The Persistent Sunlight Today I love the persistent sunlight, finding its way through wooded areas, sliding past house corners to light verandah posts from behind, painting shadow pictures on shed walls, slipping under … ...
The Psychology Behind the Brussels Terrorism The authorities have released pictures of men implicated in the Brussels bombings, one of whom is thought to be still at large. But does the current media analysis mislead as to who is ultimately responsible? A new study, recently published by Sofia Pinero Kluch from … ...
How to Prioritize Your Life When You Have ADHD, Part 2 In an earlier piece, we explored how adults with ADHD can identify their priorities. Because often it can seem like everything is equally important and pressing. Your phone is ringing. Constantly. Your inbox is receiving new emails. Every few minutes. You have a meeting you … ...
Mt. Monadnock Story: What did I learn? In my last post, I left off with a cliffhanger.  But to get you up to speed, I’ve been talking about something that I went thought when I was 18… after … ...
9 Mental Habits That Will Turn You Bitter Over Time Few actively choose to become bitter, hardened people. But in the face of pain, it can sometimes feel hard to prevent. Here are some tricks to help you stay open to life.