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It’s Easy to Fall Into a Social Media Hole It’s probably not a good thing that I spend so much time on social media. If it’s not Facebook it’s on Tumblr. I update my Tumblr pretty much everyday with … ...
Judgment: An Effect And Act Of Abuse Judgment is an insidious yet subtle energy. It can be the most destructive effect and after shock of abuse. Judgment itself is also an act of abuse. When used against … ...
3 Surprising Things to Be Happy About Envy. Perhaps the most common of emotions, it seems to be built into our human brains. There is always someone richer, better looking, more loved, or somehow better off than … ...
When It Comes to Weddings, Does Cost Really Matter? Many believe that the more expensive a wedding, the better the marriage, but Hollywood suggests the opposite may be true. What is the truth about wedding cost and marital success?
The Ultimate Solution for Emotional Suffering The ultimate solution to relieve emotional suffering is learning to navigate three degrees of consciousness. The mistake most of us make is that we only work on one level of … ...
Today I Love The Streets Of My Life Today I love the streets of my life, some familiar, some travelled down once and then forgotten, some with homes of mine on them, others with homes holding the treasure … ...
College Love Stories, Reimagined I went to Vassar College because a friend of my father’s, knowing that I had good grades, told him I should apply there. At the time, I had never heard … ...
Mental Health Courts: Does Coercion Add Anything of Value... Mental health courts are America’s sad, broken way of dealing with people who have mental illness — who also happen to have committed a crime. Even something as small as a misdemeanor. I mean, what better way to treat a person’s mental illness than to … ...
Is Love Simply a Puff of Oxytocin? Bonding is an essential part of social, sexual and family life. How much is this due to one simple chemical in the brain?
Irrational? Decisions and decision making in context Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness: Finally put my finger on what is wrong with the common belief in psychological findings that people “irrationally” overestimate tail probabilities, calling it a “bias”. Simply, these experimenters assume that people make a single decision in their lifetime! The entire field of psychology of decisions missed the … Continue reading "Irrational? Decisions and decision making in context"
More Mantras That Might Resonate With You This week we talked about creating mantras that we need. Today, I’m sharing other examples of mantras. Mantras can come in all shapes and sizes. They can be a single word or … ...
5 Ways Group Therapy Strengthens Relationships Everyone yearns for loving, positive relationships. Yet for many adults, stable companions continue to be out of reach. Friends come and go. Romances fall apart. Family members remain at odds with one another. Why do some people have healthy, flourishing relationships while others do not? … ...
Myths VS Facts About Childhood ADHD It’s time to clear up some common misconceptions! Here’s a list of some of the most frequently assumed ideas about childhood ADHD and the real truths behind them. ********************** MYTH: … ...
Men's Lives: The Confluence, Fly-Fishing, Tall Tales and Art The Confluence, a new book about men's lives, reminds us that life's most rewarding journeys don't have to involve danger or loss.
The Stories and Voices We Carry Each of us carries hundreds of stories. Stories of our first day in school. Stories of love and heartbreak and arguments. Stories of birthday parties, holidays and other celebrations. Stories of … ...
How To Spend Money So It Brings You More Wellbeing Spending money so that it increases your happiness and wellbeing is an art form in itself. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Bullying: An Act of Self-Hate “People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.”  Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing A recent special needs client came into a session for apparent recent anger outbursts with his family. The client was … ...
Organize for Better Thinking and Memory Confused? Organize your thinking by organizing your information.
5 Ways to Lower Your Child’s Anxiety As a child and family therapist, the concern I hear most often is “I think my child may have anxiety, and I’m not sure how to help them.” Quite honestly, I don’t need to travel as far as my office to see the various ways … ...
At-home cognitive remediation may help cognitive symptoms in multiple sclerosis In a randomized controlled trial, people with MS who used a computer-based cognitive remediation training program at home for 12 weeks had significantly higher cognitive test scores than those who used a placebo computer program.