The Latest

https://pixabay.com/en/fence-beach-ocean-scenic-2150852/

How Naked Are Your Boundaries?

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Do you feel as if your boundaries are blurred or sometimes invaded? Personal boundaries are highly-individualized and your body can provide the answers you might need.

It's Not the Glass That's Half Full/Empty; It's the Breast

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on April 25, 2017 in Full Living
We judge others as dispositioned towards negativity or positivity, scarcity or abundance, as a chosen disposition. In truth, that disposition gets set in infancy.

"Get Out": From a White Woman’s Perspective

By Madelon Sprengnether on April 25, 2017 in Minding Memory
“Get Out” not only analyzes our nation’s history of dividing racial reality into either/or categories but also reveals the price we pay socially and culturally for doing so.

Site Hardening: Predator-Proof Your Home

Your home is a sanctuary of safety and security. Fortify your walls with common sense and perception. While most of your neighbors are safe, be on alert for those who are not.
'Nastia11, istock'

What Is Mine to Do?

By Matt James Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in Focus on Forgiveness
Sometimes, it feels as if the world is calling on us to do way too much. We can’t do it all—or more accurately, we can’t do it all well.

Will Humans Be Necessary?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in How To Do Life
Career and personal implications of increasing automation.

How to Rebound From Constructive Criticism in 5 Minutes!

By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in Fearless You
Becoming thankful for constructive criticism will disarm your critic, and it will remind you to find something of value in the criticism!

Life of Agony Never Stopped Dreaming

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Brick by Brick
“The most fond memories I have from the old days are of Joey and I sitting at his mom’s kitchen table in the middle of the night, eating pasta, drawing on a notebook our stage plan

Millennials, This Is Why You Haven't Been Promoted

By Caroline Beaton on April 24, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
If you’re ambitious but stuck on Level 1, here are six possible reasons. (Warning, tough love ahead.)

How Behavioral Science Can Help Truth Triumph Over Lies

Worried about deceptive political coverage by the media? This article shows how you can take steps to fix this problem!

Do Women Need to Play Golf to Succeed in the Corporate World

Golf has become a metaphor for membership dues, and some women simply don’t want to pay the dues.

Is Your Life Coaching Career a Dream or a Goal?

By John Kim, LMFT on April 24, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
I believe anyone can be a life coach. All you need is a passion to help others and a story. You have both. The rest is logistics.

Fragmentation of Personality

By Po Chi Wu Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Jacob's Staff
Given the complexity of our online lives, how do we define the totality of who we are? Is this changing how we think of being integrated human beings and our creative lives?

Peekaboo: Joy Might Just Surprise You

Remembering to laugh is essential. It can’t make the darkness go away, but it does admit the light.
SfamPhoto/Shutterstock

Some Inconvenient Truths About the Affordable HealthCare Act

By Alan A. Cavaiola Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Beyond Bullying
Fed up with your healthcare insurance? If so, read this blog entry.

4 Ways to Finish the Semester Strong

By Joel Minden, PhD on April 24, 2017 in CBT and Me
Overwhelmed by the last few weeks before finals? Some simple changes can have a big impact.

Why Relying on GPS Does Your Brain No Favors

It's all too easy to let tech such as GPS do all your thinking for you, isn't it? But you might want to consider what invaluable mental resources you're losing in return.

On Writing Systems

How different is it for children learning to read in a language that is not English? It may depend on the characteristics of the writing system that the language is written in.

Can Social Skills Be Taught?

Can social skills be taught? We can learn how to communicate with each other better, but shyness is often very persistent.

Build Trust and Productivity With a Simple Conversation

By Peter Bregman on April 24, 2017 in How We Work
Are your words building trust and enabling your colleagues to do their best work?

Enough Is Enough Series, Part 6: LSD Reconsidered

Psychiatry is considering using LSD to treat psychiatric conditions. An extremely bad idea.

Cultivating the Pasture They Put You Out To

The question is whether any further investment is worth the effort given the lifespan one foresees.

What Kind of Integrity Is Needed to Build Trust at Work?

Not having personal integrity diminishes trust at work, but having it alone won't create it. If you want to build trust, don't confuse your personal integrity with your behavioral

What Gets You Stuck?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Remind yourself how it's in your own best interest to admit fault and move on. It takes a strong person to admit fault, and it puts us in a stronger position with others.

Three Reasons Why Most Motivational Speakers Are Dead Wrong

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Motivate!
Many authors and speakers tout "proven formulas" and share "motivational secrets," guaranteed to improve performance and personal growth, but do these methods help or harm?

My Top Four Relationship Posts After Four Million Views

My best advice to deepen, strengthen, and even save relationships.

13 Reasons Why "13 Reasons Why" Isn’t Getting It Right

The Netflix show is hitting the cultural mainstream at just the right moment to push an important issue into the spotlight.

How Smart Is My Child?

By Stuart Shanker DPhil on April 24, 2017 in Self-Reg
When we measure a child’s “intelligence,” the score we arrive at is a product of the interaction between thinking processes and limbic brakes.

Play: A Different Perspective

Much has been studied and written about play, and we would like to consider play from a somewhat different perspective, namely, that of affect theory.