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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 … ...
The Neuroscience of Divisive Labels: One Poet’s Protest: “I’m NOT... Really moved watching this video clip yesterday (on Oprah’s network OWN) of a poem, I Am NOT Black, You Are NOT White by Prince Ea, a spoken word artist who is drawing millions of visitors, with his rap … ...
The Neuroscience of Divisive Labels: One Poet’s Protest —... Really moved by this video clip (on Oprah’s network OWN) of a poem, I Am NOT Black, You Are NOT White by Prince Ea (a spoken word artist who is drawing millions of visitors, with his rap on … ...
The Neuroscience of Labels to Divide & Conquer: “I’m NOT... Really moved watching this video clip yesterday (on Oprah’s network OWN) of a poem, I Am NOT Black, You Are NOT White by Prince Ea, a spoken word artist who is drawing millions of visitors, with astute … ...
What is Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder? The DSM-V (the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) identified a disordered called social (pragmatic) communication disorder (SCD). This disorder is related to autism spectrum disorders and shares many of the same symptoms but has some differences, as well. … ...
5 Reasons Forgiveness Does Not Work Forgiveness is the final form of love -Reinhold Niebuhr To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and to realize that the prisoner was you -Lewis B. Smedes To err … ...
Managing Side Effects of Psychotropics: Medication for Psychiatric Disorders... We all know that medication use for psychiatric disorders in kids has been increasing over the past 10 years, and that it plays an important role in treatment. We also know that side effects can cause alarm among parents and young patients. In the name … ...
5 Tips for Strengthening Your Marriage “If course, all marriages harbor ghosts: the ghosts of our childhoods, of our parents’ marriage or divorce, of prior loves and losses, of the girl who got away and the … ...
Thriving & Surviving in the Age of Managed Care As a seasoned private practitioner, my disillusionment with the insurance cartel occurred years ago. Disclosure of confidential information was incessantly required by health insurance carriers in order to process claims. Submitting mental health invoices for reimbursement carried a certain amount of risk to confidentiality, privacy … ...
Exercise Your Way to Increased Self-Confidence   It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that sitting in front of a computer screen all day and television all night doesn’t do much for your self-image … ...
What to Do When You Have to Wait —... For many of us any time we have to wait, we get nervous. Very nervous. Our minds fill with different disastrous scenarios and all kinds of what-ifs. What if the results are negative? Or positive? What if I failed the final? What if I failed … ...
Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Assessment Test Assess your self-esteem with this free interactive quiz.
Did Einstein Show Asperger's Traits? Psychological traits of Einstein and 11 others including Lincoln, Howard Hughes, Darwin, and Churchill and how they coped with inner adversity are examined in this new book.
Battling Boredom in Early Recovery When an addict first begins sobriety he finds a sense of ennui set in fairly quickly, which feels overwhelmingly empty.  For many drug addicts and alcoholics in early sobriety everything comes to a standstill.  No longer are they chasing a high, strategizing a hustle, living in … ...