Forecasting November

Does new research into how we think of others suggest a Trump bump or Clinton defeat?

Is Parental Authority 'Bullying'?

Perhaps we model (non-physical) aggressions in our homes, even as we decry the (re)enactment of these behaviors on the playground, in the hallways, on the bus, in the cafeteria.

Look Up: The Surprising Joy of Raising Your Gaze

By Colin Ellard Ph.D. on July 29, 2016 in Mind Wandering
Next time you need a lift, try looking upwards.

Just Having a “Plan B” Makes It More Likely You’ll Need One

Research has found that when you plan for failure, you're basically giving yourself permission not to succeed.

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My Racist Father’s Favorite Son: Muhammad Ali

By Kristi Pikiewicz Ph.D. on July 30, 2016 in Meaningful You
Muhammad Ali, not yours truly, possessed the qualifications to be my father's favorite son.

The Importance of Our Time Perspective

We are all responsible for our actions – and our reactions. But equally important are our inactions, the action we chose not to take...
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PSYCHOLOGY, LEARNING, AND THE SERENITY PRAYER

Tolerate failure in order to succeed.This is true if you golf or play a sport, write, or pretty much do anything that requires learning and mastery. The Serenity Prayer says it all

You Know that the Behavior is Harmful. Why Can't You Stop???

You’ve promised yourself that you will NOT (pick one: have that drink, binge on that food, take those pills, engage in self-harm, place that bet, etc.).
Then you get home.

Benefits to Unleashing Your Inner 5 Year Old

By Bernardo Tirado, PMP on July 30, 2016 in Digital Leaders
Unleash your inner 5-year-old.

Are You Overcommitted?

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on July 30, 2016 in Inner Source
Is overcommitment wearing you out and causing illness? There are steps you can take to rebalance

Symptoms Are Dreams Trying to Come True

By Gregg Levoy on July 30, 2016 in Passion!
Passions become needs, and if they're not met they become symptoms. Here's how to use those symptoms to unearth your passions, and use pain to evoke growth

Tough Choices for Parents of Adults with Bipolar Disorder

A discussion of the dilemmas faced by parents of adult children with bipolar disorder who perceive there is nothing wrong or elect to forgo help for the illness they live with.

Don't Let Others Run Your Life!

Are you sure you're leading the life you want, as opposed to just following the vision of others? This article provides 3 specific steps to help you lead the life you deserve!

Car Talk: Innovative Ways to Connect with Teens

Sometimes a car ride is the best way to connect with a teen.

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 30, 2016 in CBT and Me
When everyday worries turn into intense anxiety, these strategies based on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can help.

What Do We Do When Abuse from the Past Rears its Ugly Head?

By Gregg McBride on July 30, 2016 in The Weight-ing Game
No matter how well we've survived horrors from our past, there are times that events can reappear and cause us to once again face what we thought we might never have to face again.

When Falling Brings About Great Work

In the blink of an eye, I found myself on the putty colored carpet surrounded by the shrapnel of scattered chair parts. And it was the best possible thing that could have happened.
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What Makes a Marriage Stop Working? What You Can Do About It

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on July 30, 2016 in Off the Couch
Is your marriage in trouble? Try this research based solution.
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The Sweet Spot of Sleep

How much sleep is really enough?

Speed Limits: Safe Driving – or Driver Mis-education?

By John Staddon, Ph.D. on July 30, 2016 in Adaptive Behavior
The US traffic-control is inefficient and dangerous

Conquer Your Anxiety with This Easy Fix

Fear is becoming an increasing reality of daily life, but you don’t have to be overwhelmed by this highly negative emotion. New research shows how to prevent it in the first place.

How Fear & Anxiety Drive (Some) Narcissists To The Internet

Fear of rejection and low self-esteem pushes vulnerable narcissists to prefer online interactions over in-person socializing.

Could School Cause PTSD?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 30, 2016 in How To Do Life
For some, school is joy, for others okay, for others, a decades-long trauma.

Mad Love: Personality Disorders in Harley Quinn & the Joker

Do the Joker and Harley Quinn display common symptoms of personality disorders?

Why We Don’t Always Play by the Rules

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on July 29, 2016 in The Dolphin Divide
Can acting out keep us safe? Not playing by the social rules is often a behavioral warning, which we ignore at our own peril.

The Art of Negotiation- Part 2

What if what’s true is that the institution of marriage isn’t the problem at all, but how people define it?

The Secret Life of Pets: A Worthy Portrayal of Them and Us

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 29, 2016 in Animal Emotions
An essay about a very popular movie and the hundreds of comments it generated raise numerous issues about our choices to share our homes with other animals.

Are You a Perfectionist? Take This Quiz

By Judith Orloff M.D. on July 29, 2016 in Emotional Freedom
If you're a perfectionist or inner slave driver you'll need to tame these in order to live a live a happy, balanced life.

Unsafe Refuge

The Centers for Disease Control recently reported on the case of a family poisoned in their home after a botched Florida fumigation. It would be reassuring to view this as a fluke
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4 Strategies to Mindfully Enhance Everyday Creativity

Creativity is about journeying into the dark and mysterious forest of the unknown. Learn how you can begin opening the door to your core creativity and to your open-mind awareness.

Parenting a Gay Child

Can't accept your child's sexual orientation? Tips from those who've been there!

Three Ways Stimulants Negatively Change Your Life

There are so many more than just these reasons to avoid abuse of stimulants.

Two Hidden Ways to Sustain Romance and Intimacy

Are you failing to see what can promote lasting romantic connection and wellbeing with your partner? Two new findings show what's been hidden in plain sight.