Forgiving Yourself

Through self-forgiveness there is psychological and, perhaps even more profoundly, spiritual growth.

Gratitude and the Nurturing of Relationships

When we feel and express gratitude, it can cause a chain reaction of reciprocal good deeds which reinforces feelings of appreciation between those in the relationship.
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Tears of Pain and Tears of Joy

Crying can be a powerful expression of pain or joy; however it can also be used as a manipulative device. Genuine crying is a window into a person's emotional condition.

Moving Out of Life as a Lab Rat

"Lab rat living" feels as if you are “doing time.” There is no psychological engagement with the world, resulting in a limited range and depth of your emotional experiences.

Divorce in Middle Age

The dissolution of a marriage is usually a major life stressor. Yet, it's up to you whether your new life is aimed toward fulfillment and growth or one of regret and stagnation.

The Beautiful Cart of Burdens

Do you act for others not out of genuine concern, but out of a need to act a certain way in order to maintain relationships?

New Beginnings

To change your life: you have to make a commitment to do so understand the ripple effect it has on others, seek support from others, and believe in yourself.

Powering Up: Turning on Optimism

Don't live life as if you are "doing time." Let optimism free you from a life of mediocrity.

Why We Need Each Other

Emotional connectivity remains a core part of being human. We need each other for our psychological survival.

You Can Catch a Bad Mood

We must be mindful of the people we associate with in order to protect our psychological health.

Holiday Traditions

Are your holiday traditions those of stress and apprehension? Try a new approach.

The Birds of Worry

Do you let worrying take control over you, or do you take control over worrying.

The Hidden Victims of Workplace Bullying: Family Members

Be proactive in ways to protect your family from the reach of the workplace bully.

Respect Differences: Learn From the Boy Who Lived With Seals

By clinging to what divides us from others, we only hurt ourselves.

Are You Being Bullied in the Workplace?

Bullying in the workplace is more common than you may think. It can have very serious consequences for both the employee and the employer.

Helping a Friend Whose Loved One Is Seriously Ill

How can you best help your friend during a very stressful time? Your greatest gift can be providing support in ways tailored to what your friend needs.

Anomic Homicide

How can a profound disconnection from others foster the rationale for homicide? And what can we do to change this?

The Digital Psychological Disconnect

The digital psychological disconnect (diminished emotional awareness and connections) can emerge when a society interacts increasingly more with devices than directly with people.

How Do Toxic Relationships Affect Health?

If relationships came with nutritional labels, would you think twice about getting involved?

Emotional Anorexia

Are you suppressing your sense of being to the wants and desires of your partner? If so, you are at risk of “psychological starvation.” We call this emotional anorexia.

Psychological Nutrition: A New Prescription for Chronic Pain

Reframing pain management as the management of emotional, or psychological nutrition may be a chronic opioid alternative.

Ejecting the Beauty Myth

Through the media's portrayal of beauty, we have accepted the idea that older women are “expired products," but this myth is not only poisonous, it's flat out wrong.

The Gift of Listening to Our Mothers

We may think we our doing our mothers a favor by listening to them, but the gift is ours.
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5 Ways to Rid Yourself of Junk Emotions

If we thought about our emotions as products we consume, just as we do food, how would this change our life and our health?