Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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From passive-aggression to healthy relationships
Loriann Oberlin MS, LCPC
Granting free passes to bad actors keeps people stuck in their own misery. It could keep a citizenry mired in misery, too.
In a year saturated by stress, we need no more negativity. Use these tips to overcome ten passive-aggressive potholes that could affect your happiness, if you let them.
2020 was officially a crisis, and gifts bring comfort and cheer, especially this year.
The election may be over, but the fun and lessons for kids are ripe for the Inauguration moment, too.
Political conversations will continue into a new administration. Learn how to have "the political talk."
The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke her mind, and her words, which resonated deeply or triggered people, are chronicled for generations.
If anything drives parents or kids to therapy, it's navigating home school—again. Using one psycho-ed theory might add to school/home harmony rather than subtract from it.
Stress, isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty take their toll on optimism, mood, even libido. Find out the simple and fun self-help measure that positively impacts all four!
There are scarecrows in most families.
With an open mind, beyond politics, readers may actually reflect upon their own families, the installers of their buttons, as they dig into the memoir by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.
Is a job search getting you down? Grow your long-term skill sets in the short-term.
Frustration mounts without viable solutions. Learn to override your overwhelm and expand your thinking and your path forward.
Twelve strategies—educational, fun and relaxing—distract us, particularly in a pandemic as we stay safe and occupied.
We're back at working at home and virtual learning this school year. Buffer the fatigue of it with healthy habits to make it through.
How you spend time indoors determines social skills, relaxation, and connections. Embrace new suggestions during this pandemic fall and improve your spirits.
How couples handle money, chores, and sex can make all the difference. Avoid the slippery slope into despair.
The world would be a kinder, neighborly place if we understood Fred Rogers's compassion, depicted in this wonderful film.
Daily happiness as we deal with difficult, curmudgeonly characters starts with how we manage and embrace challenging moments—and ends with no expectation of changing them.
Relationship difficulty can get worse during the holidays. Gaining a better understanding and tweaking your responses makes for a happier holiday season.
Loriann Oberlin, MS, LCPC, is a clinical counselor and co-author of books including Overcoming Passive-Aggression.