Do I Complain Too Much?

How to complain more effectively

How The Internet Tricks You Into Thinking You Are Smarter

We're dependent on the Internet for the answers, and confused about what we know

The Curious Connection Between Distraction and Impulsivity

Research shows that impulse control and focus are two sides of the same coin.

At the End of Life

How to prepare for a good death

Withdrawal and Inactivity Feed Depression

If you're depressed, you need to fight the urge to avoid friends and sit around.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Vacation

Vacations shouldn't be stressful.

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What Does Your Body Say About You?

Your body may be trying to tell you something - are you listening? How will you respond?

It’s Not 'All in Your Head.' It’s in Your Brain.

Current research helps us to understand that some physical illnesses, especially those that are not easily explained, are not made up at all. They are the result of complex neuroendocrine responses due to heredity, trauma and stress. The symptoms are real. They are not all in one’s head.
Mind and Body in Concert— Healing without Harm

Mind and Body in Concert— Healing without Harm

The mind-body connection has been well-studied and is very real. Are you ready to trade in the prescription pad for empowerment of your own health care? This article is a great start.

The Secular/Religious Divide

In which religious psychologist Josh Gressel tries to see the religious/secular divide from both sides of the fence.

Incivility in the Workplace

Caution: Your workplace may be hazardous to your health.

Can Improv Comedy Treat Social Anxiety?

By Jon Fortenbury on August 02, 2015 in NeuroProgress
People are increasingly turning to improv comedy (theatre made up on the spot) to reduce social anxiety. The reason it's working for some and not all is simple, but powerful.

Take Action – Now!

Nothing, absolutely nothing, will change without doing what's necessary to bring it about. Wishing won't, hoping won't, even praying won't. Only doing will. In this blog through the magical ACT formula, bring more pleasure, satisfaction, and happiness into your life.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep... annotated

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on August 02, 2015 in Just Listen
Now I lay me down to sleep,

At the end of the day this is about not doing another thing before you fall asleep. It's about letting go of control with the hope that a good night's sleep will replenish your mind (with everything that the stresses of the day has taken away), will refresh it and enable you to "reboot" it to take on the next day playing with a

Eye of the Beholder: the Brain Assassinating Love

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 02, 2015 in Obesely Speaking
Your vulnerable brain in a ruthless world that will give a woman a million dollars to see her breasts, but only a penny to witness her soul.

The School Of Hard Knocks, Not Soft Grades

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on August 02, 2015 in Ambigamy
It's crazy: We expect children to be motivated by abstract arguments that wouldn't motivate adults, even though children are much worse at abstraction.

A New Kidney for My Father

I feel a depth of gratitude that is akin to something spiritual.

God, Satan, and Our Moral Bias

By Hector A Garcia Psy.D. on August 02, 2015 in Alpha God
Monuments to God or Satan? Exposing our moral biases.

Is Yoga The Next "New" Antioxidant?

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on August 02, 2015 in Urban Survival
Yoga amps up your body's natural defenses against toxins. Find out how yoga might be the next "new" antioxidant and defense for your immune system.
Do I Complain Too Much?

Do I Complain Too Much?

Do I Complain Too Much? How to complain more effectively. By Lisa Juliano, Psy.D.

The Baby and the Butterfly

How do you fight the urge to solve the kinds of challenges that are necessary for your child’s healthy emotional growth?

10 Signs of a Passive-Aggressive Relationship

The NYU Medical Center defines a passive-aggressive individual as someone who "may appear to comply or act appropriately, but actually behaves negatively and passively resists.” A passive-aggressive relationship can occur in romantic partnership, family, social circles, or at the workplace. Here are ten common traits passive-aggressive people exhibit in relationships...
The Pain Mess

The Pain Mess

The treatment of chronic pain is a public health disaster
Sex and Spirituality

Sex and Spirituality

Spirituality is about discovering who we really are, and sexuality is obviously part of that. Neither repression nor over-indulgence lead to lasting joy or spiritual maturity. We each need to find another way.

How The Internet Tricks You Into Thinking You Are Smarter

By Susan Greenfield Ph.D. on August 02, 2015 in Mind Change
Searching the Internet for information creates an illusion of knowledge, in which we think we are smarter than we really are.

A Workover: A Procrastinating Bad Test Taker

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 02, 2015 in How To Do Life
A caller presented a series of dilemmas common among young adults.

Planned Place Loss

By Lindsay J. McCunn on August 01, 2015 in iEnvironment
What happens when we expect homesickness?

The Zen Of Happy Motherhood

Happy mothers-what does it take? We have one of the most demanding jobs in the world, yet when it comes to recuperation, you'd be surprised how little we actually need....

Why Do Women Have Rape Fantasies?

By Michael Castleman M.A. on August 01, 2015 in All About Sex
Rape fantasies reflect women’s erotic comfort—wherever it may lead.

The Brain Mechanics of Rumination and Repetitive Thinking

By Christopher Bergland on August 01, 2015 in The Athlete's Way
A new study from Stanford University helps explain the neuroscience of rumination and repetitive thinking.

The Curious Connection Between Distraction and Impulsivity

By David DiSalvo on August 01, 2015 in Neuronarrative
Science is steadily uncovering a link between handicapped working memory resources and handicapped impulse control, with all its unfortunate shortcomings.

When Parents Date Someone New, What's Best for the Kids?

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on August 01, 2015 in Nurturing Resilience
Though parents are moving in and out of romantic relationships more often, there are things they can do to make these transitions easier for their children.

Life’s Endings and How We Make Sense out of Them

When something important in your life comes to an end, whether your career or your relationship, the process may be more difficult to cope with than you might realize. Ultimately, it’s your identity, and the sense you make of that ending, which will determine how you emerge from life’s transition points.

5 Ways that "Good Enough" is Better than "Best"

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on August 01, 2015 in Off the Couch
A mom I know was trying to arrange a birthday party for her child. “I want it to be the best party ever!” she said. “I want her to have memories of this party for the rest of her life.” What's wrong here?

At the End of Life

When I was a third-year medical student rotating for the first time on a general medicine service inpatient ward, my team admitted a thirty-year-old woman in acute congestive heart failure. That a thirty-year-old was in congestive heart failure was unusual enough. Even more shocking was the cause: an echocardiogram revealed a tumor sitting on top of her mitral valve

The Procrastination Fallacy of Working Better Under Pressure

By Bill Knaus Ed.D. on August 01, 2015 in Science and Sensibility
Are you tired of feeling pressured and rushed? Try a simple two-step solution.