|Subtle Signals of Stress
||Some people come into see a therapist because they are carrying a lot of stress that they’re not aware of. They have no idea that their shoulders are tense. They … ...
|Teen smokers may be hard-wired to crave cigarettes
||Teen smokers might crave nicotine in part because their brains respond differently than adults to seeing people light up, a small study suggests.
|Can You Live with a Judgmental Therapist?
||In a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal, psychotherapist and licensed marriage and family therapist Paul Hokemeyer admitted that his mind often wanders when his patients are talking. “Frequently. Most of the time it wanders back to the session I had with the last patient … ...
|The Year of Having Faith
||Over the last few years, I have gotten into the habit of setting an intention around the start of each new year. Last year was “The Year of Living Intuitively.” Overall, … ...
|15 Red Flags of Passive Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace
||Compliant defiance and hostile cooperation wreak havoc in the workplace. How to recognize passive aggressive behavior before your office is sabotaged.
|The Type of Alcohol Linked To Better Cognitive Function
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|Mentally Strong People Don't Give Away Their Power
||Giving away your power robs you of mental strength. These strategies will empower you to be your strongest self.
|Maintaining A Healthy Diet With ADHD
||Introduction Are you wondering what type of diet will help you manage your ADHD? Managing your diet with ADHD is crucial. By eating healthy foods, you will learn to manage … ...
|Today I Love Conversations
||Today I love conversations. I love that winter days are good days for conversations, even if the person you need to talk to isn’t around for a talk. I love … ...
|Mind of blue: Emotional expression affects the brain's creativity network
||The workings of neural circuits associated with creativity are significantly altered when artists are actively attempting to express emotions, according to a new brain-scanning study of jazz pianists.
|Women and Instinctual Aggression
||My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, Or else my heart concealing it will break, –Katharina from Taming of the Shrew – Shakespeare Libidinal aggression is the driving force behind the formation of the self and the quest for power. It is also … ...
|Today I Love ADHD
||I’m not one of the people who says ADHD is a gift. Nor do I say it’s a curse. I’m actually one of those people who says ADHD is a … ...
|3 Things that Create or Amplify Our Anxiety
||Sometimes we cause ourselves undue anxiety. This might be the things we say to ourselves or the things we hyperfocus on. It might be the way we let others treat us. Which isn’t to say that you’re to blame, and oh, what’s wrong with you?! … ...
|Did Hearing "O Canada" Make Me Want to Eat Poutine?
||Can different types of music and sounds influence the food we buy and how much we like it?
|Can Anger Kill You?
||It seems to be axiomatic that going around harboring feelings of anger is hazardous to your well-being. See for example this extensive list of quotable quotations about the perils of … ...
|Self-Esteem Gender Gap More Pronounced in Western Countries
||Basic trends in self-esteem appear universal but can be shaped by culture
|This Child-Like Activity Melts Stress and Increases Focus...
||If you need a way to relax and focus, you should take up coloring. After finding commercial success back in 2012, adults and therapists alike are taking a vested interest … ...
|5 Helpful Tips to Help Children Manage Stress
||Being a kid these days is intense. Here’s how to help your child cope with the pressure. You know how awful stress makes you feel. But seeing stress on your child’s face or hearing it in his or her voice? That feels even worse! You … ...
|Breaking out of the Drama Triangle
||Using the Karpman Triangle (or Drama Triangle) as my guide, I have summarized a process of “recovery” from manipulative relationship dynamics. In case you aren’t familiar with the Karpman Triangle, it represents the dynamics of unhealthy and manipulative relationships. Each corner of the triangle depicts … ...
|Permission To Feel
||“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion” Steel Magnolias I relish a good cry every so often. I find it refreshing to just sit by myself after a long week … ...