Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

We need a new definition of “mind,” one that captures the importance of subjective and relational experience.

The Mindspan Diet

America’s dietary recommendations may not be in the best interests of cognitive longevity.

Connecting in the Land of Dementia

It’s possible to connect with those who have dementia. The trick is to select activities that call on powers of creativity and communication that bypass rational thinking.

Becoming Brilliant

In the push to make kids smart, you can spend $300 to count every word your kid hears. Or try to teach the fetus in the womb. But the best way is to change how you look at things.

Help Me: A Psychotherapist’s Tried-and-True Techniques

Those who strive for perfection rather than excellence often end up with self-condemnation. Yet they often justify their self-defeating beliefs with “personal propaganda."

The Anatomy of Addiction

The time for medication-assisted treatment of addiction has come.

Exhaustion: A History

We may have new ways of expressing exhaustion, but we humans have been complaining about it for a very long times.

Parents and Digital Technology

Stop lecturing your kids on the dangers of screen time. Lead by example: Fix your own habits first.

The Family Caregiver’s Manual

Sooner or later, almost everyone will be a caregiver to a loved one. It can be both a physically and emotionally draining experience. Here is what you need to know right now.

The Golden Condom

There’s no such thing as the perfect soulmate. And if you’re obsessed with getting someone to reciprocate your devotion, it’s time to understand why you are pursuing the impossible

Pre-Marital Counseling

There comes a point in marriage where everyone thinks someone has it better. But those who share their problems often find that many others are going through their own tough times.

Sex, Love, and Dharma

Finding the “right” partner requires attracting the right kinds of people into your life. The ancients, no less than the moderns, developed systems for achieving that.

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside Great Personalities

Those we admire are often as imperfect as we are.

Wired to Create

The creative mind is full of contradictions,and the tension between opposing traits and mental processes may give rise to the desire to harmonize the tension through creative work.

The ADHD Guide to Career Success

Adults with ADHD who know their brains, harness their strengths, and select the right work environments can achieve great career success.

Living Mindfully

You know that mindfulness has many benefits. But you’ve put off learning how to practice it until you “have time.” Well, now is the time, and you can start by weaving it seamlessly into your everyday life—which is where it belongs.

Irrelationship: How We Hide from Intimacy

Wanting intimacy is one thing. Achieving it is another, more difficult, thing. Often, partners use their relationship to guard against the very thing they want most.

How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

We all get a distorted cultural message about the nature of the human condition. Pain and illness and aging are natural aspects of life, nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone faces health challenges—and self-compassion is a most necessary medicine.

Life is Good The Book

Of course life isn’t perfect. But that’s no reason to shun the power of optimism. Changing one simple phrase—saying “get to” instead of “have to”—can help shift your mindset.

Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention

Everyone experiences loss, because the world is a place of impermanence. There’s no question that loss is painful. But it is also potentially productive.

The Future of Leadership

Leadership today is difficult, and getting more difficult by the minute. That’s why there are so few good leaders. Great leaders must now be psychologically astute. And that’s just for starters.

The ADHD Advantage

Medicine should be the last resort, not the first, when a child is diagnosed with ADHD. There are many other ways to help a child function better—even in the classroom. ADHD

The Thirteenth Step

Addiction taps into who we are as humans, why and how we feel what we feel and do what we do. Many ways of understanding and treating addiction are outdated. And it doesn’t take piles of money for those struggling with addiction to recover.

The Whole-Brain Child Workbook

Children’s minds develop through the quality of attachment and communication with parents. It works best when parents first understand their own life experience.

Thriving Beyond Addiction: A Complete User-Friendly Guide

Recovering from addiction doesn't have to be difficult, says psychologist Tom Rohrer. But you do have to know why you want to recover and hold on to that knowledge.

Many Faces, One Voice: Secrets from the Anonymous People

Addiction takes many forms and blights many lives. Writer-producer Bud Mikhitarian traveled the country gaining insight after insight from those still suffering and those who found a path to recovery

Body Punishment

Obsessive-compulsive disorder takes many forms, but all of them involve repetitive behaviors that often create vicious cycles of anxiety and shame. Maggie Lamond Simone punished herself to maintain a public face—until the same disorder was diagnosed in her child. Only then did the healing begin.

Surprise

Surprise is good for the brain, great for relationships, and adds a certain frisson all around. Without it, life is lackluster. So why don't more people embrace the unexpected? They run from it or try to subdue it when they should instead roll with it.

Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors

The millions of teens and adults who engage in self-destructive behavior do so because they never learned more constructive ways of soothing themselves in moments of distress. Many have engaged in such behaviors for so long that they can't envision a way out. But it's possible to replace self-destructive acts with kinder means of coping.

The Celestine Prophecy

We all start off as nonbelievers, says James Redfield. But if we open ourselves to the spirituality just below the surface of our everyday challenges, interesting things start to happen. We become more intuitive. And we get luckier.

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