Facts, Truths, Beliefs, Opinions, and "Alternative Facts"

In this time of "alternative facts," it's helpful to consider the difference among actual facts, truths, beliefs, preferences and opinions.

A Common Cause of Misery and a Formula for Happiness

Here is how to defuse a powder keg of self-imposed unhappiness and the three essential ingredients of happiness.

Why U.S. Presidents Should be Psychologically Vetted

In the United States, most responsible occupations require specific training, passing a licensing exam, and/or rigorous psychological screening. Why, then, not the presidency?

Why "Goofing Off" Is Good to Do

Harness the power of distributed practice to maximize your productivity.

Three Expectations Typical of Unhappy People

Here are three unreasonable demands that are often associated with unhappiness. By ridding youself of these irrational expectations you can boost your overall satisfaction.

Why Your Clutter Is Killing You and What to Do About It

Are you a clutterbug, packrat or full-blown hoarder? Here's why your stuff could be weighing down your health and happiness. And what to start doing about it.

Why Narcissistic Sociopaths Objectify Women

The recent media attention on certain politician's and buisness leader's antisocial behavior is not surprising since certain personality types seem drawn to politics and business.

How to Make Things Better by Making Them Worse

While it's counter intuitive, sometimes to make things better we first have to make them worse. Here's how to understand and use the power of paradox to solve many problems.

The Drug Free Way to Sleep Soundly

Here's a surprisingly simple way to beat insomnia without the use of drugs or supplements.

How To Manage ADHD Without Drugs

Here are seven nonmedical methods that help people with ADHD.

The Power of Imagery

While the power of positive thinking is great, the power of positive imagery is often greater. Here are two of the most effective visualization techniques.

Why the Best Therapy Is a Biopsychosocial Process

Many therapists are very narrow focused and use only a few favored methods. Yet unless a therapist assesses someone's difficulties broadly, important problems can be missed.

3 More Common but Toxic Beliefs and Their Antidotes

The thought is not the fact or just because you believe it doesn't make it true. Here are three more, common beliefs that impede people's happiness and relationship success.

And The Three Best Therapy Methods Are...

Despite the enormous number of current therapy methods, these three consistently tower over all the others time after time. The three most effective therapy methods are...

3 Common but Toxic Beliefs (and Their Antidotes)

Just because you believe it doesn't make it true. Here are three common beliefs that actually undermine people's happiness and prevent them from greater relationship success.

Can Visualization Techniques Treat Serious Diseases?

Learn how to harness your mind's power for psychological enrichment and physical benefits, too. Welcome to the fascinating field of psychoneuroimmunolgy (PNI).

Do Therapists Really Have More "Power" Than Their Clients?

Many people mistakenly think their therapists have more "power" in the relationship than they do. Here's why you and your therapist relate on a level, interpersonal playing field.

Understanding OCD

Here's some information that will help you to better understand the crippling anxiety disorder of OCD, how to best treat it, and why the treatment works.

The 3 Keys to Maintaining a Happy Relationship

Despite wanting to have happy and harmonious marriages, many people fall into several communication traps when trying to resolve common marital conflicts. Unfortunately, these relationship "land mines" are blundered onto very easily because they are subtle rather than glaring and obvious. This post identifies them and provides ways to best defuse them.

3 Ways To Sexually Reconnect With Your Partner

Want to reconnect with your partner sexually? No matter how long it's been, here are three powerful was to resuscitate your sex life.

Why Insight Is Not Necessary For Lasting Therapeutic Change

Evidence has proven and real therapeutic benefit seldom requires that people know the reasons for their problems or the causes of them. Here's what does matter.

3 Reasons Your Friends Annoy You (and What to Do About It)

When a person we care about consistently annoys us, or acts in a bothersome way, there is usually an explanation for his or her objectionable behavior that falls into one (or more) of three categories. Here are the three main reasons why other people get under our skin and the solutions for them.

Empowerment and Better Health Through Assertive Behavior

Are you passive or aggressive when being assertive is usually the best choice? Here's why assertiveness is an essential life skill that empowers people, boosts their self-confidence, enhances relationships, and might even reduce certain health risks.

How to Stop Intimacy Harming, Negative Emotional Language

Negative emotional language tends to be damaging to relationships because it conveys messages of strong disapproval and criticism. Here is how to recognize it, and switch it to level headed, descriptive language which enhances communication and fosters greater intimacy.

How Most Depression Can be Beaten With One Simple Method

Behavioral Activation Therapy or BAT might be the single best treatment for depression. Here is what it is, and why it works so well.

How Most Anxiety Can be Beaten With Just One Simple Method

The most important ingredient in almost all successful anxiety treatments is what therapists call exposure. Here is what it is and why it works.

How to Break the Bonds of Victimhood and Build Self-Esteem

Here are two simple ways to feel more in control of your life and better about yourself.

9 Essential Issues Good Therapy Should Address

Despite the fact that all people are unique individuals who will need their therapy tailored to their specific needs, there are some general factors that define good therapy. If you and your therapist are not addressing them, important therapeutic stones may be left unturned thus limiting your therapy's effectiveness.

We Use Only 10% of Our Brains and Evolution Is Just a Theory

Do you believe that people use only 10 percent of their brains, or that evolution is merely a theory? Perhaps after a perusal of this post you'll jettison such nonsense and be more scientifically savvy as a result.

Meditation: What It Is, How To Do It, And Why You Should

Once you cut through the all the hype, meditation is very helpful for many people. Indeed, meditating regularly can enhance physical and mental well-being. Here's how to do it.