Why People Buy

How do consumers transition from disinterest in a product or service to urgently wanting that same product or service? It is all about psychology.

Get Better Grades

Grades - It's easy to ruin a semester. Here are FIVE doable ways to succeed.

Deep Throat

Deep Throat was a flawed man. Can his story help us with our flawed lives?

The Narcissistic Injury

We've all been hurt to the core. Now, how do you get over it?

Finding Calm When Afraid

Mass murder is real, whether motivated by terrorism or something else. Fear is rational. Here's what you can do.

The Borderline Daughter

Is your daughter developing a Borderline Personality? Is she difficult or truly in trouble? Here are some clues that should prove helpful.

Should You Forgive?

Forgiveness can be impossible. It can also be freeing. Here's how to make it work for you.

7 Happy Family Rules

There is a science to having a happier family. The blueprint begins with seven golden rules.

Is He The One?

Is he the right person for you? Is she?

4 Ways to Clear Your Mind

We all have toxins in our minds. Here are ways to clear them out.

Body Language

How do kids learn to be happy adults? Julius Fast, the author of Body Language (1970), was a childhood neighbor (my friend's dad) who taught us the answer to that mystery—in the way he lived. Quite literally, Body Language at it's best. Let him teach you as well.

Inside Out Thinking

Inside Out thinking is the secret to success and a happier life. It makes learning a joy and not a chore—a good lesson for both adults and children.

Clergy as Counselor

Clergy are usually the first to know when painful psychological problems come up for people. Michelle Friedman, MD helps us understand the value of religious leadership and what clergy need to learn to fulfill their calling. Good counseling, after all, is also a Godsend. But, it often requires extra training.

New ADD Treatment

There is a new medicinal/nutrient for ADD -- learn more about it.

Regret - 8 Ways to Move On

Regret gnaws at you and won't let go. You said something stupid, or hurt someone, or simply missed a great chance. The mind wraps around these mistakes and can torture us. Consider eight ways to learn important lessons, make changes and then - let go!

Selfie Stick Mania

What's the deal with the Selfie stick "phenomenon"?

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a powerful method of overcoming trauma via the mind-body connection, and often without medication. This piece by Saint-Laurent and Bird is a great introduction for those considering the treatment as well as for therapists interested in SE training.

The Borderline Father

Women are more likely to have Borderline Personality Disorder, but men can be impacted as well. Here's how a Borderline father can affect you and some tips about what you can do about it.

Is Your Mother a Borderline?

A borderline mother can you hurt a child (even an adult child) in the blink of an eye. Here's what happens and how you can respond.

True Love vs. False Love

Falling in love is great. But loving a real person is better.

Medical Records. Are They Private?

According to the Wall Street Journal, a major insurance company just reported a breach of patient's records. What do electronic medical records mean for our society, and for our right to privacy? It's a debate worth having, even at this late hour.

Do You Have a Good Doctor?

Medicine, History and You. You have your history, and your doctors have theirs. How does this all come together to give you better care.

Overcoming Fear

Fear keeps us stuck, makes us controlling and fights healthy change. It doesn't have to win.

Power Thoughts That Change Lives

Ten Power Thoughts for 2015 to get you started again.

The Brain Talks to Religion

Can our brains be convinced that religion matters?

Everyday Ecstasy

Ecstasy is to be found in this world. But are drugs, compulsive sex or addictions required? Consider everyday ecstasy. It's addictive.

The Borderline Parent—A Survival Guide

Are you a child of someone suffering from a Borderline Personality? Do you have a friend or colleague who has a parent with BPD? It can be brutal - but there are ways to survive.

Boosting Creativity - 10 Easy Steps

Feeling stuck? Consider 10 steps to get your creative juices flowing again. It feels good to make things happen.

Does Your Child Need Stimulants?

Parenting is no easy feat, especially with an ADHD child. So what's a parent to do? Guest blogger, Kevin Kalikow, M.D. invites you into his office for a virtual visit.

Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff the Magic Dragon is about a child's magical mind; and it makes us smile. But, can that enchantment be rekindled in adulthood? The answer is yes.