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Taking a Scary Step Forward I have been in therapy for almost two years now, so I knew it was coming, but it was still a surprise: At my most recent appointment, my therapist told … ...
Learning to Trust Myself In My Battle Against Anxiety I think I live a fairly simple existence.  I stay at home with my kids.  I get to plan my days around their needs.  I try to surround myself with people who inspire me to be more of that which I desire to be. This … ...
15 Prompts for Creating from Your Heart A few days ago, in this post, I talked about creating from our hearts—and no one else’s. To embrace our flaws and idiosyncrasies. To look for inspiration within. Today, I’m … ...
Astronomy and Psychiatry: Brain Dust and Cosmic Dust Let's clean up some conclusions in recent psychiatric studies of the brain
Take A Shower or Watch Cows To Be Creative Do you have any routines or schedules to help encourage your creative thinking and work? Many artists do. But E. B. White (Stuart Little; Charlotte’s Web, among other titles) cautioned: “A … ...
Kid Hustle: Encouraging Your Child’s Entrepreneurial Nature Recognizing and encouraging their child's business hustle is something many parents don't take seriously. It's time they did.
10 Soothing Thoughts on What Hope Is Whether you’re contemplating a future where you achieve all your goals, solid A’s on your report card, a big raise at work or an affirmative answer to the request for a date, the common thread is hope. Animals don’t hope, people do. So this is … ...
Spring Cleaning with ADHD Housework is boring, annoying, never-ending and a huge time commitment for working parents. If you think you’ve got it bad, try cleaning with ADHD and a home full of distractions. … ...
Meat, Vegetarians, and the Evolution of Gut Flora What is the relationship between meat-eating and psychopathology?
The Essential Oil That Enhances Memory For Past And Future Events The aroma of this essential oil also boosts mental arithmetic and long-term memory. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Self-Care Sunday: How to Say No (When You Can’t... The great thing about the word “no” is that behind it there’s always a “yes.” That is, when you say no to something that you really don’t want to do, … ...
Horrible but True: Early Abuse Can Create Strength Patterns of resilience depend on the quality of a child's environment. Sadly, abused children teach themselves ways to cope; kids from good homes can become delinquent.
10 Rules From Sleep Experts To Help You Wake Up Refreshed Every Morning Rule 1: Do not take the phone to bed with you! ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Healing Yourself From Childhood Trauma When children face trauma they instinctively decide how they need to be to avoid having this happen again. Unfortunately, what they often decided then doesn't work so well now
Drama, Drama, Drama… We have all encountered them; the drama kings and queens whose sole purpose in life seems to be stirring up trouble and creating problems in the life of others.  We … ...
Replication study fails to find evidence that organic food turns you into a jerk Research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science has failed to replicate a highly-publicized study that found being exposed to organic food made people more judgmental and less helpful. The original study exposed 62 undergraduate students to pictures of food from one of the following categories: organic foods with organic food labels (apple, spinach, tomato, [...]
5 Missed Signs of Child Anxiety Anxiety in children is obvious, right? Kids would tell you their fears. They would be scared all the time. They might cling to you in new situations. You would know if … ...
How to Win Any Argument I used to argue. A lot. In fact, I used to burn a lot of bridges. I let my pigheaded nature and lack of self worth get in the way. Since I wasn’t confident, my struggle for meaning controlled the things I did. Primarily, this meant that … ...
Feeling Young At Heart Tied To Wide Range of Physical and Mental Advantages Five advantages of feeling younger than your age -- whether you are 24 or 102. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Today I Love That It Is Spring Today I love that it is Spring as of 12:30AM my time. I love that traditionally spring fell on the 21st which is tomorrow and that tomorrow is the first … ...