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The Beauty of a Difficult Marriage It can be easy to judge a long term, but difficult marriage as flawed. What if we learned to appreciate this marriage as much as the marriage of the beautiful, young couple?
Mindfulness: The Anchor in the Storm Ships in the harbor need to be anchored as they are brought back from a day at sea. If ships and boats were not secured, they would drift away if a storm were to occur at night. This is an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) … ...
How to Really See Yourself We rarely see ourselves. Instead what we see are layers upon layers of criticisms and judgments. We see, Ugghh, I am enormous. I can’t believe I actually look like that in … ...
Our Bodies Are Not a Source of Shame I’ve tried a lot of things to lose weight over the years. Some of them were healthy.  (Eat only organic.) Some of them were not healthy.  (Purge whatever it is that you ate.) Some of them were less restrictive.  (Eat whatever you want as long … ...
Strong Chemistry Doesn’t Always Mean Strong Relationships... “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” — C.G. Jung Everyone says it. They say chemistry is a must. I know I say it. But why do we say this? What … ...
Today I Love Homemade Soup Today I love homemade soup with everything that I can find in the fridge thrown in to it. I love the smell of good things simmering on the stove on … ...
Neuroimaging study shows brain activity corresponds to men’s self-stated sexual orientations New neuroimaging research has found that gay, bisexual, and straight men have different brain responses to sexual stimuli. The fMRI study of 26 heterosexual, 28 bisexual, and 25 homosexual men found that sexual orientation was associated with distinct patterns of brain activation. In particular, the researchers uncovered that heterosexual and homosexual men showed different neural [...]
How romantic relationships can help or hinder weight loss New qualitative research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships suggests that romantic partners are in a unique position to help with weight loss goals. The study consisted of interviews with 44 overweight adults from a Southwestern city in the United States. Most participants wanted their romantic partner to be involved in their [...]
5 Things You Need to Know to Feel Good... If you grew up in a dysfunctional family it is likely that you don’t feel very good about yourself. Low self esteem, anxiety and depression are very common in those … ...
Transforming Toxic Relationships Recognizing a toxic relationship can sometimes prove to be a bit elusive. That is in large measure because of what we bring to the table in terms of our own inner narrative.
What It Takes to Be Successful “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failing, loyalty, and persistence.” – Colin Powell With all the books, podcasts, blogs and feature stories touting various success tips, you’d think the world is populated with people at their wit’s end, all striving and … ...
Moving From Mental Illness to Recovery to Inspiration Dear Gabe: What is the one greatest thing you have chosen to do in your recovery that all of us could do to impact this movement of stigma breaking and … ...
Yes, You Can Have Depression and Still Be Mentally Strong Just like someone with diabetes can be physically strong, someone with depression can still be mentally strong.
A Little Coping Is Better Than None In black-and-white terms, we will never win against ADHD. We have a hodgepodge collection of coping mechanisms, good intentions and pills. ADHD has brain chemistry on its side. With those … ...
New Research Shows an Easy Way to Help Improve Your Memory There’s memory for the past and memory for the future, or what you need to do. This new perspective based on cognitive style can help you improve both without much effort at all.
Psychology Around the Net: April 1, 2017 Happy April Fool’s, sweet readers! Oh, how I love this day. I love jokes, pranks, tricks — everything designed to make me laugh (as long as it doesn’t hurt others, of course). Not only does it amuse me, but it’s also good for my mental … ...
Sorting Emotions It started with my husband bringing me a drink at a party. He didn’t believe I had stopped drinking. He thought it was a nice gesture, and was encouraging me … ...
BrainStroming: Brain Freeze – Me Freeze What is Brainfreeze? The scientific name for Brain Freeze is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia meaning “nerve pain of the sphenopalatine ganglion.” It’s a super fast, and painful type of a headache. What to … ...
Who Was Psychology's First True Genius? The first great experimental psychologist did not define himself as a psychologist. But his brilliant ideas and findings remain important in psychology to this day.
Hypersexuality in Bipolar Disorder The need to be desired, it is a topic many women will avoid. They think it shows weakness to express the need to have a man find them attractive. I don’t. Maybe it was the many years of being overweight, but I love when I … ...