The Meaning of Disaster

Disasters have many different meanings for many different people. Here is a personal perspective on disasters from the point of view of a volunteer disaster responder.

Free Health Insurance Makes Kids Resilient

In the debate over health insurance, we’re forgetting that research proves that children with access to health care out-perform children with none.

Toxic Friend or Just the Product of a Toxic Environment?

Sometimes non-toxic friends display toxic relationship behaviors.

Tips for Parents of Trans Kids: Lessons from 'Real Boy'

Parenting a transgender child has challenges that are unique to that experience. The documentary 'Real Boy' offers some supports and insights for parents.

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46 Uncommon But Useful Words

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
Good additions to the counselor’s vocabulary
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Whitehouse Republicans- Trump's Victims or Silent Partners?

12 Characteristics of an Abuser and Definitions of Victim and Silent Partner

The Work Humans Are Wired to Do

By Caroline Beaton on May 23, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
While humans have evolved beyond just hunting and gathering, we're all still wired to fill basic human needs.

The Cloaked Pull of Persuasion in Marketing

When we understand some of the most effective marketing techniques, it’s easier to resist them, but knowledge alone isn’t enough to shield us from their persuasive power.

A Summer Project: Improve Your Handwriting

Learning any new skill changes your brain. Want a new project for the summer? Improve your handwriting. It will help your math and make you a more effective learner.
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Can Dogs Help Solve Our Childhood Obesity Problem?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on May 23, 2017 in Animals and Us
What should we make of claims about the impact of dogs on obesity in children and teenagers?

12 Ways to Get Past No

It IS possible to say "No" in a way that honors your own truth, while still staying in positive contact with your child.

Do You Feel Trapped By Your Social Roles?

The stories we tell ourselves about who we are can at times constrain us. So what should we do if we want to change the story and create a new narrative of who we want to be?

Four Books to Change Your Life This Summer

A list of books that could be a catalyst for positive change and growth in your life this summer.

Gutsy Third Person Self-Talk Utilizes Your Vagus Nerve

Excessive first person "self-talk" can increase egocentric bias. That said, using "non-first-person" pronouns and your own name has been found to promote healthy self-distancing.

The Power of Pilgrimage—Part 2: Designing Rites of Passage

By Gregg Levoy on May 23, 2017 in Passion!
Here are some practical tips for designing spiritual journeys—whether retreats, pilgrimages, or vision quests.

Finding Sanity in Today's Political Chaos

By Kimberly Key on May 23, 2017 in Counseling Keys
Research shows that recurring negative stories (on TV or engaging in repeated negative discourse with friends) can have a deleterious effect on our mental and physical health.
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You Are Not Your Circumstances

Start treating yourself like you’d treat a good friend and separating who you are from what happens to you with these 4 steps
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The Single Most Dangerous Word In Social Media

By John Nosta on May 23, 2017 in The Digital Self
Need to get a company's attention in the world of failed products and horrible customer service?
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What We Need Now — A Little Civility
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Talking to Kids About Terrorist Attacks
Beware the "All Trump Supporters Are Like That" Trap
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How We Can Help Fix Our Public Schools—Now

In our efforts to send every child to college, we are harming kids from the lower socio-economic class.
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Five Tips and Skills to Manage Your Time That Actually Work

In today’s hectic, connected world it seems like we should be busy 24/7 just to keep up. Learn how to honor your goals and protect your time so you can achieve them.
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Are You Grounded? Centered? Or Both?

Have you felt less grounded and centered lately? While these different, some of the self-help tools to ground you and bring you back to center are similar. Read more for tips.

Do Collisions Make Young Drivers Safer?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 23, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
I have three kids, and over the years, I have seen each of them get a driver’s license and go out on their own. I worried when they took off in their cars.

The Four Qualities It Takes to Become a High Flyer

The highly successful in work, if not life, seem to share 4 common personality traits according to new research on the qualities that can position you to fly high and succeed.

Stop the Search: An Interview With Gangaji

By Mark Matousek on May 23, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
Gangaji is one of the most respected spiritual teachers in America today. Her wise words are balm for the soul in our conflicted and dangerous times.

Twenty Billion Fails to "Move the Needle" on Mental Illness

Former NIMH Head with remarkable admission: $20 billion in taxpayer dollars fails to move the needle on mental illness.

Jacoby Shaddix Is Marching Right Next to You

"I just feel like I’m drowning in myself."

Helicopter, Snowplow, and Bubble-Wrap Parenting

Is there a relationship between parents micromanaging their kids and childhood anxiety?

About to Get Fired

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
A transcript of the exchange between a caller and me on my radio program.

Seven Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

By Caroline Beaton on May 22, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
For millennials struggling to adapt to the real world, as I did, embodying this trait could be the key to a successful, happy adulthood.
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Six Important Truths about Depression

What not to say to someone with depression.