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Your Dog Can’t Be In Pain As He Runs and Plays? Think Again!

Pain can contribute to your pet's behavioral issues and can be challenging to diagnose.

Four Levels of Lucid Dreaming

Knowing that you are dreaming is the first step to lucid dreaming but there are at least four levels of lucid dreaming. How do you get there?

Punching Anti-Gay Hate Right in the Nose

By Rebecca Coffey on February 01, 2016 in The Bejeezus Out of Me
One amazing organization providing safety and support to homeless LGBTQ kids was bombarded by hate — by a church. What happened next will knock your socks off.

The Importance of Friendship

By Saul Levine M.D. on February 01, 2016 in Our Emotional Footprint
Friendships are a vital and enhancing part of life. Old close friends provide comfort, camaraderie and support, and they share feelings, celebrations and sadnesses.

Simple Steps to Sex Addiction Recovery

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on February 01, 2016 in Minority Report
What do you do if you're not ready for therapy but need "action steps" to help you with sex addiction recovery? These simple steps can get you down the right track...
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Always Late? 9 Tips for Overcoming Chronic Lateness.

By Gretchen Rubin on February 01, 2016 in The Happiness Project
Many people have the habit of constantly running late — and they drive themselves, and other people, crazy.

Just Be Kind: The Only Relationship Advice You’ll Ever Need

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 in Compassion Matters
At the end of the day, being kind is the only real action we can take to improve our relationship. So, how can break with our defenses and be more loving toward our partner?

Is It Love or Low Self-Esteem?

It’s called RCSE, and if you can’t believe how in love you are, you just might have it.

Rape is Not (Only) About Power; It’s (Also) About Sex

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 in Insight Therapy
The common explanation that ‘rape is not about sex’ is long on ideology, but short on accuracy.

10 Smart Self-Care Tips to Avoid Stress and Increase Joy

By Linda Esposito LCSW on February 01, 2016 in From Anxiety to Zen
Is it time for you to re-define self-care as a luxury? Research suggests it's a necessity.

Is "Retroprognosis" a Word?

By Kaja Perina on February 01, 2016 in Brainstorm
The snapshot depicted two boys years before tragedy struck; as such it was a momentary portal to an alternate reality in which the Unabomber never came into being.

6 Steps to Bring Out the Best in Each Other

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on February 01, 2016 in Mindful Anger
Would you like to rekindle feelings of love that might have gotten lost along the way? This simple 6-step exercise can really help!

Inflexible Behavior in Personality Disorders

By David M. Allen M.D. on February 01, 2016 in A Matter of Personality
People who rigidly engage in the same behavior over and over again despite the consequences are often acting out a false self for the sake of their families.

Drug Courts and the Restoration of Dignity

Drug courts recognize the humanity of drug users.

Of Sibling Rivalry, Stepfamilies and Bullying

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
What to do about sibling rivalry and stepfamilies

How Does Our Brain Create a Virtual Space Around Our Body?

How our brain creates virtual physical boundaries around us.

Confronting Life, Logically

By Lybi Ma on February 01, 2016 in Brainstorm
A conversation with Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D., on logic-based therapy.

The Truth About Debt

By Michael F. Kay on February 01, 2016 in Financial Life Focus
There's a scene in “The Wizard of Oz” where Glinda asks Dorothy: "Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" and Dorothy responds, "I'm not a witch at all."

Cultivating YES: 6 Strategies That Can Optimize Your Success

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 in Motivate!
Have you ever tried to persuade someone and had your request denied? Don't settle for "NO!" Using these 6 evidence-based strategies correctly may change the course of your life!

5 Guidelines for Giving Kids Choices

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 in Joyful Parenting
Giving young kids a say builds respect, strengthens bonds, invites cooperation, and capitalizes on kids’ need for power and control. Here are 20 ways to involve kids in choices.

How the Science of Creative Mindfulness Helps

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on February 01, 2016 in Tracking Wonder
If anxiety stalls your best work, consider these simple ways to redirect your attention.

Do Antipsychotics Help or Harm Psychotic Symptoms?

By Allen J Frances M.D. on February 01, 2016 in Saving Normal
To continue or discontinue antipsychotic treatment can be the most important decision in a person's life. This piece summarizes two opposing views on the risks and benefits.

The #1 Way You Antagonize Your Partner Without Knowing It

By Kira Asatryan on February 01, 2016 in The Art of Closeness
You’re trying to be helpful... but you’re actually pissing them off. Learn what you’re doing wrong.

Isabel Clarke on Psychosis and Spiritual Experiences

The future of mental health interview series continues with Isabel Clarke on psychosis and spiritual experiences.

Equine-Assisted Therapy, Part 1

By Joseph Nowinski Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 in The Almost Effect
Enlisting horses to help heal our wounded veterans

The Naturalistic Decision-Making Approach

By Gary Klein Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 in Seeing What Others Don't
The Naturalistic Decision-Making (NDM) movement started in 1989. It has radically changed our views of decision-making, sense-making, planning, uncertainty management, and insight.

Religion Matters

Humans take religion seriously..but how well do they know the global religious landscape?

Find Out What's Going On With Customers and Team Members

How you can get valid information from customers and employees while honoring the chain of command.

Are You Feeling Unneeded Pain?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Deliberately tilt toward the positive in your mind, which is not looking through rose-colored glasses. Given the negativity bias in the brain, you're leveling the playing field.

Barriers to Adoption for Same Sex Couples

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on February 01, 2016 in Am I Right?
Children may suffer in families for many reasons but being raised by a gay individual or couple is not, in and of itself, one of them.