In previous posts I've detailed the problems that the self-loathing encounter in relationships, as well as the struggles their partners face. While I tried to give some advice to their partners, I have never dedicated a post to trying to help the self-loathers themselves until now. What can such a person do to sustain a healthy relationship?
Many years ago, early in my clinical training, a couple brought their 7-year-old daughter to see me. The parents were perplexed. The girl, whom I'll call Emily, was rambunctious at home, but would never utter a word anywhere else.
Use alone time to get to know yourself just a little bit better and cultivate a happy attitude. The next time someone bumps into you and spills coffee, look up, smile, and be grateful for the encounter. He could turn out to be the love of your life.
An educational curriculum policy in the suburban Anoka-Hennepin School District north of Minneapolis has spurred controversy and discussion about how sexual orientation issues should be discussed in schools.
Those of you who know me know I am a Mac and not a PC. The death of Steve Jobs reminds me about not only the impression his life's work made on me, but also on the evolution of the arts therapies during the digital age.
In a world where we are ridiculously overcommitted to making sure everyone is equal in every way, a new study just published in Psychological Science contains some sobering news you might not like. It kills the myth that talent doesn't matter.
You're doing this on purpose; you're not getting married because you can't find a decent place studio apartment or because you found a great white dress on sale. You're not getting married because you think it will absolve you from the necessity of forging your own existence.
If I, an individual who studied dreams with a skeptical scientific cast of mind, could not shake the conviction that I had just communicated with my dead parents, how much stronger must be the conviction of someone with a less skeptical approach to dreams than me?
Whether you're a test-taker, a parent helping a child with homework, or an academic tutor, you can benefit from these 10 simple strategies. You won't need to rely on luck to ace your way through life. A little psychology can go a long way toward maximizing your performance on any kind of test.
One of the biggest barriers to creativity is this notion of the "right" answer. We spend our lives being taught to look for and respond with a predetermined answer some other person discovered or delineated, so of course when we want to come up with something original, we're stymied. Find out how to get unstuck!
With Chaz Bono's public transition recent media attention to transgender issues has been heightened, but what are the impacts on families who have gender creative and transgender youth? What can be done to make schools more inclusive spaces for these kids?