The Power of Positively Priming the Therapist

We've all heard the adage that we are what we think. Turns out what your therapist thinks can go a long ways in your therapy treatment.

Why TSA Agents Need Therapy Skills Training

In the age of TSA, travel has become more stressful than ever before. Could training agents in basic therapy skills such as empathy and thought distortions help?

Are Food Bloggers Giving You Anxiety?

Promises of "quick" and "easy" tantalizing treats got you in a tizzy? Step away from the blender, breathe and remember that even the Pinterest-worthy photos are not always real.

The Top 5 Graduate School Application Taboos to Avoid

Graduate school admissions advice can quickly get overwhelming and out of hand. Read on for five quick tips to set you on the right track.

Are Vegans Eating Disordered?

Intrigued by the trend in juicing, kale smoothies, and vegan treats? Worried that it might go too far? Read on for more on the relationship between eating disorders and veganism.

Using Your Dosha to Heal Depression

We've heard the words, but don't know what they mean or how they can help us. Dosha? Ayurvedic medicine? A psychological look at the benefits of Ayurveda proves promising.

Taming Tween Texting and Tech Troubles

Tween technology usage is booming unlike any other generation. Such young users can run into many dangers. Read on for tips on taming their usage.


Find out what happens when you give happiness a chance for 100 days.

Where Did My Time Go?!

Losing time and getting stressed? A remarkably simple formula looking at three basic factors can help make your days more efficient and joyous.

Regaining Balance in 2016

A simple structured approach to finding your center in 2016.

Ditching Family Drama This Holiday Season

Stressed about the holidays? Read on for advice adapted from "The Four Agreements" to take a step back and rejoice in what the season is truly about.

Decrease Your Travel Stress This Holiday Season

Anxious about jet-setting this holiday season? Read on for six quick and easy tips to easy travel stress.

Do You Suffer From “Bitchy Resting Face”?

Individuals claim "bitchy resting face" (BRF) cannot be helped. But it is an outgrowth of #firstworldproblems and celebrity culture? Find out what the science says and how you can combat this if you're a victim of BRF.

The Cult of Barre

The fusion of yoga, pilates, and ballet in one sounds may sound enticing...but the reality can be less than desirable.

Is Leaving Facebook Becoming Trendy?

In the age of selfie culture and over-sharing, have we finally reached the tipping point? Leaving Facebook for good may be the latest trend in social media.

What Can We Learn About Love From ‘The Bachelor’?

Nineteen seasons in, and I'm still shamefully watching the show. As a psychologist, I can’t help but be fascinated by this dramatized reality show. As a girl, I’m sitting with my big bowl of popcorn secretly hoping there is a fairytale ending to it all. This begs the question—how much of the show is real, and what (if anything) can we learn from it?

Taking the Pressure off This Valentine's Day

Stuck on what to do to make this Valentine's Day special? Dreading it altogether? Read on for tips and a new perspective...

Real Feminist Princesses Don’t Drop the F Bomb

Why the potty-mouthed princess video going viral flies in the face of modern-day feminism.

What Taylor Swift Mania Says About Teens

What the popularity of music sensation Taylor Swift tells us about modern day tweens and teens.

5 Ways to Brighten Your Fall Mood

For many, Fall means pumpkin lattes, cozy sweaters and boots. But it also signifies a shift into a busier and more stressful time as schools start and the holidays are around the corner. Pretty soon, the energy of summer is a distant memory. However, it's possible to maintain the summer glow a little bit longer. Read on for more...

Does Retail Therapy Work?

As it turns out, there may be some forms of spending that can improve your mental health.

5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is too often portrayed as either a total drag or over the top expression of one's love. Much of the fun of childhood days of silly cards and chalky hearts seem to have faded. But it's not too late to get that back. Read on for 5 ways to take the pressure off this Valentine's Day and to celebrate the holiday for what it truly is—a day of love.

The Secret Surprise of 'Walter Mitty'

Sprinkled with action, comedy, romance and inspiration, 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' is the surprise hit of the film season. Read on for why you should watch…

The Thoroughly Modern Guide to Butchering Names

You know that awkward pause after you've just pronounced your name? Or the one the occurs in anticipation of trying to say a name you have no clue how to state? Read on for tips and tricks in navigating those uncomfortable name situations.

My New Year’s Resolution Failures

Another year another failure? Or another opportunity to re-evaluate and take on a new perspective to approach the year ahead?

Disney’s “Frozen” An Attempt to Modernize the Fairy Tale?

Many young girls grow up with fairy tale visions and princess dreams of love and a magical happy ending. Disney has often been the instigator of such hopes. But as modern day love and romance are not so simple and rarely follow these simple narratives, it seems the fairy tale plot line is evolving...

13 Dating Red Flags for Women

Who isn't looking for love? Though compromise and communication have a place, there is also a time to move on. Whether it's a guy whose jokes border on the offensive side, or who refuses to have you meet his friends, there are countless red flags for women to consider. Read on for 13 of them you should consider.

5 Boredom Busting Traffic Tips

Traffic commutes can test the patience of the most composed among us. Yet, millennials who struggle with boredom and who have grown up in the age of digital screens may fare even worse. Read on for 5 ways of increasing your boredom tolerance and tuning in instead of tuning out.

Virgins as a Sexual Minority?

Waiting until marriage has often been associated with virginity pledges, religious communities, and conservative groups. However, abstinence can often be motivated by a variety of reasons from desiring a stronger relationship to a more satisfying sex life later on.

Rolling Out the Yoga Mat and Creating a Bully-Free Zone

Millennial Media blog shuts down its comment board in an attempt to create a healthier learning space for readers and discouraging a forum for online bullying.