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Corinna West on Poetry for Personal Power

The future of mental health interview series continues with Corinna West on the organization Poetry for Personal Power.

Does Joining Your Head and Your Heart Create Wisdom?

New research shows how heart rate affects reason when dealing with complex problems. It highlights the importance of stepping outside of a narrow, self-centered perspective.

5 Simple Ways to Turn Around a Bad Mood Fast

Learn how to control your emotions so your emotions don't control you.
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A Few Words about Peace and Peacemaking

If we, the people, could see ourselves as we really are, there would be no more war, no more cruelty, no more greed.

How We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot Again and Again

We can repeatedly shoot ourselves in the foot for one simple reason. Under stress, we tend to retreat to habits of emotion regulation formed as far back as toddlerhood.

The No. 1 Reason You Should Never Be Afraid to Try

New research confirms the proverb, "nothing ventured, nothing gained." Unfortunately, a fear of failure is contagious and often passed on from parents to their children.

The OCD, Super Diligent, Over-Conscientious Boss

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on April 29, 2016 in A Sideways View
Being careful and detail oriented is often a very desirable at work. But is this optimal rather than maximal. Can there be too much of a good thing with regard to diligence.

Follow Your Dream?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 29, 2016 in How To Do Life
Stories they don't tell you on Oprah
Mindfulness Is Oversold
Mindfulness Is Oversold
Eating Clean: What Does It Mean?
How Do You Eat Clean?
Sometimes Evolutionary Mismatch is a Good Thing
Modern Tech Can't Be All That Bad
Three Ways to Find (and be) a Faithful Partner
How to Find (and Be) a Faithful Partner

Less Than Perfect Is Just Fine

By Susan Hooper on April 28, 2016 in Detours and Tangents
In any creative endeavor, how does one strive for perfection while not being paralyzed or defeated by the knowledge that perfection is unattainable?

The Legacy of Unfinished Business

By Guest Bloggers on April 28, 2016 in The Guest Room
Guest post by Mark Wolynn

How to Have a Mystical Experience

By Aaron C.T. Smith on April 28, 2016 in True Believers
What happens in the brain to bring about the conditions necessary for a peak or ‘mystical’ experience?

Spring Cleaning For Your Career: A Career Checklist

By Suzanne Gelb PhD JD on April 28, 2016 in All Grown Up
Are you feeling satisfied in your career, working productively, and moving in a direction that feels right for you…? A mental spring cleaning can be helpful.

Hands-Off Parenting For Resilient, Resourceful Children

By Carrie Barron M.D. on April 28, 2016 in The Creativity Cure
It can be hard to resist helicopter parenting, but research suggests that less support is the best support. Here is an exploration of the issue and a few suggestions.

The Power of Public Grief

Community candelight vigils are super depressing. Here's why you should go anyway.

How Children Develop Toxic Shame

If we aren't aware of our own tendencies to shame, we won't notice when they get triggered. We'll just act them out onto our children, passing shame down to the next generation.

Your Emotions at Work

Your emotions don't just turn off when you turn your car into the commuter lot. How you handle workplace emotions can impact your enjoyment and productivity.

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Weight

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on April 28, 2016 in Eating Mindfully
Feeling stuck in a dieting rut? The solution to your weight woes may be very different than you think.

Why Shouldn't We Mourn Prince?

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D. on April 28, 2016 in The New You
Why do people mourn Prince?

A Noble Sadness: The Benefits of Sorrow

What are the benefits of sadness, sorrow and grief? We tend to shy away from these emotions, because they make us feel vulnerable. But could sadness lead to love and belonging?

Six Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Stress Relief and Sleep

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on April 28, 2016 in Urban Survival
What essential oils are best for R&R? Find out the top 6 relaxing essential oils for aromatherpy.

HB2 as Cultural Narrative

What must it be like to have 'dread'—and perhaps even 'shame' and 'inadequacy'—coded into brain circuitry linked to the urge to use a bathroom?

Are Dogs Who Live with Smokers More Likely to Get Cancer?

A variety of cancers that appear in dogs can be traced back to living in a household which includes cigarette smokers.

Why Is the Truth So Important?

Are you confused about your own experiences? Did they really happen or are you or your therapist distorting them? Who is the expert?

De-Mystifying the GRE: Part 3

Taking the GRE is not as simple as you may think.
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The Mindful Pause: How to Help Others

The very popular and short exercise called "the mindful pause" integrates character strengths & mindfulness. This post delves into its use by practitioners. Learn several examples.

Hamilton: Making History

The beauty of "Hamilton," in its casting and musical styles, is that it manifests—and makes real—the inclusive potential that was there in the early moments of the United States.

The Prenup Trap: Premarital Agreements and Coercive Control

Swept away by romance & pressure from their betrothed, people sign prenups without realizing how these can be traps. Prenups can contribute to abusive control in a couple.

3 Reasons Why America Is Starting to Lose God

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on April 28, 2016 in The Pursuit of Peace
Both personal religiousness and spirituality are showing signs of decline in the United States. Here’s why.

The Selfishness of Altruism

Altruism feels good because it stimulates dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin. In our quest for good feelings, we don't always monitor the results of our altruistic gestures.