Why Action Movies Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

What you watch has a shocking impact on what you eat Here’s what you need to know:
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Is Marijuana the Cure for Loneliness?

Loneliness presents a huge risk factor for both our physical and mental health. But is marijuana the answer?
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5 Ways to Know You're Confiding in the Right Person

Here's what you should consider before sharing intense emotional feelings with others:

How We Take Something Bad, and Make It Worse

Attention all brooders: You're putting your health at risk. Here's what you need to know.
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How to Take Full Responsibility for an Affair

Recovering from an affair requires the guilty partner to take full responsibility for their actions. But what does taking full responsibility for an affair actually involve?

Why Some Couples Should Argue Via Email

Are your arguments ruining your relationship? Then read on…
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The Key Difference Between Pride and Arrogance

Worried that improving your self-esteem will make you conceited? Here’s what you need to know…

5 Ways Emotional Pain Is Worse Than Physical Pain

Which is worse, physical pain or emotional pain?

Why Do We Punish Ourselves?

Self-punishment: Is there a method to the madness?

5 Signs the Man You Are Dating Is Sexist

Your date is charming, engaging, funny, and charismatic, but could you tell if he was also sexist?

Can You Fix Psychological Damage Sustained at Infancy?

The quality of your relationship with caretakers in the first months and years of your life can have a big impact on your adult relationships.
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The Secret to Overcoming Any Setback

Why it's hard to bounce back after failure and what you can do about it.

New Study Shows Who Is Angrier: Republicans or Democrats

Republicans and Democrats each think the other is more enraged, but which of them is right?
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What to Do When You Feel Rejected

If you feel rejected by your spouse or partner, you're not alone. Here's what to do:

The Unexpected Loneliness of Combat Vets and POWs with PTSD

Many of us assume that loneliness is the last thing with which returning combat veterans and POWs might struggle when they return home but for many, it presents a significant and unexpected challenge.

Why You Should Start Talking to Yourself

Many of us use self-talk to manage anxiety provoking situations--but are we doing it correctly?

How to Overcome Chronic Lateness

Chronic lateness tends to be resistant to change. Here’s how to overcome it once and for all.
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How Self-Help Podcasts Are Helping People Therapy Cannot

Millions of people are listening to self-help podcasts--but are they actually helping?
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Why We Need All the Acquaintances We Can Get

Do acquaintances contribute to our happiness and well-being? More than you might think.
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How Mastering All 5 Senses Can Get You What You Want

Our thoughts and decisions are unconsciously influenced by our physical senses in very surprising ways.

How to Be an Environmentalist in the Bedroom

When one of my patients mentions a sexual practice I consider it a quirk. When three different people mention the same practice in one week, I consider it a potential fad.

The 5 Psychological Challenges of Loss and Grief

Grief and loss are a part of life, but the psychological and emotional challenges they present can be enormous. Here's what happens to you and what you can do to heal.

Why Guilt Trips Can Be Relationship Killers

Have you ever given your romantic partner a guilt trip? Bad idea. Here’s why.

Loneliness Increases Chances of Early Death by 14%

New research demonstrates loneliness is a silent killer for older adults.
Psychology Through the Prism of Buddhism

Psychology Through the Prism of Buddhism

How to Wake Up, by fellow blogger Toni Bernhard, is the first book I’ve read about Buddhism. Shame on me…

Psychological Wisdom in Grammy Nominated Song Lyrics

Some Grammy nominated song lyrics are more psychologically accurate than others.

The 3 Relationship Skills You Need to Practice

Looking back over twenty years of working as a couples therapist, the happiest and most satisfied couples I know exhibited three specific relationship skills.

NLP Experts Speak Out

A few months ago I wrote an article that neglected to mention similar work done by NLP practitioners years earlier. I therefore decided to offer NLP experts equal time.

Seven New Year Resolutions that Improve Emotional Health

New Year resolutions have the general goal of improving quality of life, yet strangely, they never include the one factor that determines our quality of life more than any other—our emotional health.

Top 10 Most Read Squeaky Wheel Blog Posts of 2013

This was the year of Emotional First Aid, as while not all my articles were on the topic of the common emotional injuries we sustain in daily life, those that resonated with readers were.

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