Why relaxing is so much work.
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By Jennifer Haupt on May 12, 2021 in One True Thing
Why striving to be "better" doesn't lead to feeling happier.
By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in It's All Relative
The movies of our teens weren't so great after all. But we can still learn from them.
By Jerold J. Kreisman M.D. on May 12, 2021 in I Hate You, Don't Leave Me
Loved ones and professionals focus primarily on the negative patterns exhibited with BPD, but patients are also endowed with many positive attributes.
By Alyson Gerber on May 12, 2021 in No One Wants to Talk About This
We need to make space for kids to feel seen, heard, and validated, even when that makes us uncomfortable.
By Temma Ehrenfeld on May 12, 2021 in Open Gently
Dentists have reported an increase in teeth grinding during the pandemic, which can sometimes lead to neck pain and headaches.
By Albert Rothenberg, M.D. on May 12, 2021 in Creative Explorations
James Merrill used the sep-con articulation process to create the central metaphor of his poem about making bombs in the basement of his childhood home.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in Evolution of the Self
There are at least five things you can do to assist your emotionally distraught partner to feel that you’re compassionately and lovingly connected to them.
By Gary Wenk Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in Your Brain on Food
New research examines whether novel, non-psychoactive, chemicals in the roots and leaves contribute to the pain-relieving actions of medicinal marijuana.
By Tina Gilbertson LPC on May 12, 2021 in Constructive Wallowing
The party may be over, but the shame is just beginning. If you’re obsessing about an incident, take yourself through these three steps.
By Christopher Bergland on May 12, 2021 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that pink-colored sports drinks may enhance athletic performance and boost "feel-good" associations with exercise.
By Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP and Lesley A. Norris, M.A. on May 12, 2021 in Fighting the Worry Monster
Is your child worried about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Here are some ways to reduce fears at home.
By Anton C. Bizzell M.D. on May 12, 2021 in Mind Your Health
For Mental Health Awareness Month, learn about terminology, little-known illnesses, and mental health trends.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
Repairing a relationship damaged by chronic resentment, anger, abuse, or betrayal takes consistent compassion.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in Lifetime Connections
Untangling the trauma bond that ties you to a narcissistic parent may be much harder than expected.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in Brick by Brick
Living a purpose-driven life can be fulfilling in and of itself but disappointments are inevitable. Myles Kennedy shares how "soul investing" is one way to stay persistent.
By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in Sense of Time
By inducing timeless and selfless flow states, video games could become a tool for reducing symtoms of anxiety and depression.
By Gia Marson, Ed.D., and Danielle Keenan-Miller, Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in The Binge Eating Prevention Plan
One of the most effective treatments for binge eating isn’t a diet; it’s a therapy that focuses on changing your thinking.
By James F. Zender Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in The New Normal
A new perspective on brain health could one day help people with mental illness or traumatic brain injury.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 12, 2021 in How To Do Life
Its letters stand for six pieces of advice on making the most out of life.
By Cami Rosso on May 11, 2021 in The Future Brain
Physicists use AI machine learning to model model how simple, single-celled organisms move and navigate without a brain or nervous system.
By Iskra Fileva Ph.D. on May 11, 2021 in The Philosopher's Diaries
Elsa grew up with a mother who wanted the father’s love all to herself. The mother blamed Elsa for coming between her and the father and mocked her for being "daddy's little girl."
By Amanda Dodson LCSW on May 11, 2021 in Meaning Lost and Found
Helping professionals who are worn down by their work may need a new perspective on suffering.
By Sarah Greenberg, MFT on May 11, 2021 in Life's Work
Are you longing to escape the daily grind? Finding flow is an effective and accessible way to do it, according to research.
By Deborah L. Cabaniss M.D. on May 11, 2021 in Finding Mind
If I want to have a beautiful garden, I have to accept that I will have to weed.
By Carlos Montemayor Ph.D. on May 11, 2021 in Theory of Consciousness
Can we explain consciousness through the metabolic and biological process of emotional homeostasis?
By Shaili Jain M.D. on May 11, 2021 in The Aftermath of Trauma
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as Americans prepare to return to their pre-pandemic routine, many will be returning to their regular lives with PTSD.
By Alicia H. Clark Psy.D. on May 11, 2021 in Hack Your Anxiety
Feel like just the idea of change is holding you back? A new perspective can help.
By Beverly D. Flaxington on May 11, 2021 in Understand Other People
Consider the following tips to hone your skills in the important area of emotional intelligence.
By Najma Khorrami M.P.H. on May 11, 2021 in Comfort of Gratitude
Experiencing little or even no motivation? That's probably very common. What's not as common is using this perspective of gratitude to help build your intrinsic motivation.
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