Logic-Based Therapy (LBT) can help you to live more happily through the use of a little logic and a dose of applied philosophy. The theory grows out of one of the most influential psychological approaches in the history of psychology, namely, Albert Ellis' Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy. Read More
Does your significant other seem to be relentlessly complaining, invading your personal space with a steady stream of personal problems and negativity, leaving little or no room for you to share your own emotional life; refusing to stop? Find out how to cope more rationally and less stressfully with this situation. Read More
The identification of emotional neglect is always the first step in addressing it. This is no small feat because one can spend many years in a dysfunctional, unhappy relationship due to emotional neglect, and not know quite why he or she is so unhappy. Read More
Are you a "workaholic" because you work long hours even though you don't need to? You may not really be one, but have been intimidated into thinking that there's something wrong with you. Find out whether you are being unfairly stigmatized! Read More
Is there really such a thing as love at first sight? Many would claim that there is, and that they have had firsthand experience of it. But is this merely to confuse sexual attraction with love? Is love “at first sight” even possible; and what exactly does the qualification “at first sight” mean anyway? Read More
It is often said that “making love” is just a euphemism for “having sex.” Unfortunately, this is not true and may be responsible for your getting less out of your sex life than what you or your partner are capable of getting. Find out what love-making really is and how you can improve your sex life! Read More
Are you in or contemplating a serious relationship but wondering whether you are really compatible? Beware of some popular tests such as the idea that opposites attract. Instead, there are better standards you can apply to determine whether you are compatible enough with someone else to make a long-term commitment. Take the Functional Compatibility Inventory to find out! Read More
One of the most destructive human pastimes is playing the blame game. It consists of blaming another person/s for an event or state of affairs thought to be undesirable, and persisting in it instead of proactively making changes that ameliorate the situation. The drive shaft of this game is a series of four irrational beliefs. Read More
I am an Afro-Caribbean whose wife is of the same cultural and national background. The challenge here is, I consider myself a lifelong atheist and she identifies strongly as a Christian. I am concerned about developing the art of living my atheism within predominantly religious, particularly Christian social environments. Read More
You can get better (or worse) at loving someone. It is also possible to rank how well you are doing at loving someone. In fact, I will provide a “love inventory” that will help you to determine just how good you (or your significant others) really are at loving. Read More
I waste so much of my life being unhappy that I feel like I am running out of time to be happy. Then I remember that the purpose of my life, of any of our lives, is not to be happy but rather to survive, to serve, to breed.... How do I seek comfort in life knowing that my happiness is totally irrelevant?
I have written extensively about the human rights concerns that are now driving the “occupy” movement. But this time, I have attempted to capture the gravity of several of these concerns in a new video production. Read More
We all know people who have gotten quite far in their lives and careers through underhandedness, back-stabbing, dishonesty, and related manner of unethical behavior. But is it worth it in the end?
Most of us have our lists of people whom we regard as profoundly evil. And a number of us also think that the people on our lists are mentally ill, deranged, insane, or crazy. But is being evil really a mark of mental illness? Can moral character determine mental health?
While some occasional guilty feelings can be a spur to making constructive changes, excessive, chronic guilt can destroy the quality of your life. Paying careful attention to the factors discussed in this blog can be an important start to overcoming your irrational guilt. Read More
Many partners who fail to reach a climax during sexual intercourse have no underlying physical problem. Instead, the problem may be due in part or whole to worrying about not being able to perform. In such cases you may need a bit of old fashioned reason rather than a Viagra pill! Read More
This fear will not go away even when you are inebriated or tranquilized; for there is always the future, with its uncertainty, which bleeds through the flimsy veneer of all such makeshift, temporary hiding places. Tranquility is not an option unless you let it be. Read More
It is a good thing to want your kids and other members of your family to be happy and to want to be there for them. But a problem with many moms who worry a lot is that these wants or desires do not stay at the level of wants or desires. Read More
I have a big dilemma. I've applied and been accepted to both a history PhD and a psychology undergraduate degree. I'm really not sure which to do. My head tells me I should pursue history. But my heart tells me to pursue psychology. Read More
How would you like to pay every time you downloaded something from You Tube or spent a while surfing the Net to find an answer to a health question you had? What if your favorite political website moved so slowly that it was near impossible to get to it? Read More