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Today I Love To Retreat Today I love to retreat to the wilds of the country side with my writers’ group for the weekend, even if I don’t manage to make it for the whole … ...
Do You Feel Pressured to Be an Awesome Single Person? Way too many people are way too sure that if you are single, you are miserable and lonely and self-centered and bitter and envious of couples and all the rest. … ...
Understanding and Treating Irritability in Your Patients... Irritability, often referred to as agitation, is a common occurrence in people with and without psychiatric problems. It is usually described as anger or intense annoyance by the person. Those who spend time with and around the individual often describe the person as always annoyed, … ...
How Solitary Confinement Affects People with Mental Illness... In 1990, Jack Powers was put in prison for robbery. A few years into his sentence, Powers witnessed the murder of one of his friends by members of the Aryan Brotherhood. Powers agreed to be a government witness and testify against members of the Brotherhood … ...
More on OCD and Social Media Social media is good for more than just connecting with other OCDers and sharing similar experiences with each other. It’s also good for some practical tips for dealing with anxiety, … ...
Webinar: Loving Your Special Someone With a Psychological Disorder... We all know how life can be a roller coaster ride. How much more so a life touched by a psychological disorder. What about a long-term relationship? How can a … ...
What To Do When You’re Caught in a Delusion I’ve been having some delusions lately. These delusions are primarily manifested in the notion that people I don’t know on the internet deeply care for me. That they love me. … ...
Doing Something Different for Anxiety and Depression New habit-breaking behaviours might help reduce anxiety and depression.........
Fact check: Does eating chocolate really improve your brain function? Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favourite vices into a health benefit. This week, the news headlines tell us “eating chocolate improves brain function” and that it “could help protect against normal age-related decline”. The study, published this month in the peer-reviewed journal, Appetite, found that memory and abstract thinking improved in [...]
A psychologist explains why some women think Donald Trump is sexy Is Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump attractive to women? He certainly thinks he is. “What’s the secret of my popularity? Honestly, it’s my looks. I’m very handsome,” Trump said last year. But does research back him up? Evolutionary psychologist Todd Shackelford of Oakland University told Slate that some of Trump’s physical [...]
People Who Are Overweight Have Difficulties With This Vital Form of Memory The study adds further evidence for the cognitive disadvantages of being overweight. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
The Illusion of Thinness When we’re thin, everything will finally arrange itself into so much beauty that we’ll cry from all the joy. We’ll start waking up excited. We’ll start feeling fulfilled. We’ll finally … ...
Confessions of an Ex-Narcissist I understand narcissists. I used to be one. It started during my teenage years, but thankfully, didn’t last long. My parents both caused and screamed me out of narcissism. I … ...
What to Do When Your Anxious Brain Throws a Tantrum We do all sorts of stuff when we feel scared or anxious — we worry, we overanalyze, we re-play both real and imagined scenarios, and we seek reassurance, whether it’s from others or ourselves. We do all these things because anxiety feels downright crappy and … ...
A Friendly Open Letter to Bill Nye (about Philosophy) Scientists often decry philosophy. In this open letter to Bill Nye, I suggest scientists should instead see philosophy as an ally. Indeed, science just is "natural philosophy."
4 Ways to Deal with People Who Feel Insecure When those you care about are riddled with insecurity, it can make your life, as well as theirs painful and difficult. These 4 emotional tools provide practical help.
Today I Love The Rosy Glow Of Dawns Eastern Sky Today I love the rosy glow of dawn’s eastern sky lighting the soft clouded edge just enough to make it even softer than it already would have been. I love … ...
You Aren’t Charging Enough! What are you worth? $50 per hour? $200 per hour?  How did you decide you are worth that much?  When I launched my counseling private practice in Traverse City, all the insurance panels were closed. Let me give you a flavor of the private practice … ...
Psychology Around the Net: February 27, 2016 Welcome to another edition of Psychology Around the Net, sweet readers! Unlike last week, this one is on time! This week, we take a look at important topics such as teacher training for mental health first aid, the military’s care for people with mental health … ...
Adolescents and Depression Trending: Hope on the Horizon Through a Clinical Trial  Children and adolescents who suffer from Depression often withdraw from social interactions Meet Aimee  Happy-go-lucky in grade school, Aimee now cries … ...