The Upside of Down Times

How do we learn and grow from adversity? Think about the family that lost all their possessions in the hurricane, or the guy who went through rounds of chemotherapy, or the woman who lost her limbs. In the end, many of these people do say: I am a better person because of it. According to them, you can't find real happiness unless you experience such fights for your life.

The Courage to Grow From Stress

By Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D.
Hardiness for Turbulent Times.

Things You Can Do from the Bed

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Living well from the bed, the couch, or the recliner.

Reading The Red Book: How C.G. Jung Salvaged His Soul

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Is the Red Book a record of Jung's flirtation with madness?

What Is Courage? : Existential Lessons From the Cowardly Lion

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Tapping into your inner hero.

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of the Financial Crisis - Part 1

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
Is worrying about the economy making us sick?

Do You Money and Status to be Happy on the Job?

By Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D.
The tougher life gets, the more you want to be happy.

Re-envisioning Failure, Manifesting Success and Rising from the Ashes

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
I didn’t fail -- I just discovered 10,000 ways that didn’t work

Christmas Is for Those Who Are Hurting

By Nancy Berns Ph.D.
Experience the joy of Christmas even when life is difficult.

The un-doing of stress

By Becky Ready Ph.D., ABPP
Promising research on stress recovery.

Working with the Good Times

By Melissa Kirk
Getting the most out of the times when we feel balanced and strong.

Eat up, sad clown...

By Susan Carnell Ph.D.
How feeling sad can mess with your appetite.

A Meditation on Criticism

By Michael Bruce
What's worse than harsh criticism?

A Conversation with James Durbin: his New Album, Music and Autism

By Kymberly Grosso
Artist. Inspirational Performer. Role model.

Suffering, Meaning, Hope

By Mindy Greenstein Ph.D.
Finding meaning despite, and sometimes because of, suffering

Wrestling With Demons: The Spiritual Redemption of Mickey Rourke

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Healing the painful past does not mean forgetting it.

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of the Financial Crisis Part 2

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
Contact with friends and family helps mitigate against financial stress

Surviving Tough Times

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Effortless grace won't get you through tough times. You need grit.

Preserving Mental Health During Unemployment

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How to stay grounded when your job is spirited away

Top 10 Reasons I Don’t Mind Being Housebound

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
The surprising (and comical) upsides to being housebound with illness.

Feeling Out of It at Work? How to Fix It

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Overcome disengagement and get more fulfilled in your job.

Learning to Think Like an Optimist

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Resilience Pays Off during Tough Times

No, I Insist, After You

By Lisa Rivero M.A.
This holiday season, choose the longest checkout line

Recovery from an Affair

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Sexual infidelity can destroy a marriage—or lead to major marriage improvements.

Defeat Depression and Procrastination Simultaneously

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
How to break from a persistently down mood

How Do you Know When to Stop Therapy?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about people who smile too much.

Can a Devastating Shark Attack Really Lead to a Better Life?

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Post-traumatic growth, family, and spirituality in the Soul Surfer story

Downsizing, Rightsizing, and Fantasizing

By Dale James Dwyer Ph.D.
Downsizing Doesn't Equal Productivity Increases or Long-term Cost Savings

Dominoes vs Rainbows

By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D., CLC, CPT
Which will you choose?

Cost-Effective Ways to Combat Stress

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
10 Easy Ways to Deal with Stress that Won't Strain Your Pocketbook

From Bad to Good Habits in Five Achievable Steps

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Putting them behind you can have a major impact on your health and social life.

The Sweet Smell of Failure

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Getting what you want may not get you what you need.

The Economy: A Single Person's Vulnerability that is Real

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Singlism is especially difficult during tough economic times

The Seven Best Gratitude Quotes

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Develop a gratitude practice to open your heart and rewire your brain

How to Deal with the Stress of Tough Economic Times

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Taking a new look at your life can build resilience

Will You Freak-Out or Hunker Down?

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
How do you handle a crisis?