The Secrets We Keep
We all harbor secrets. Some are big and bad; some are small and trivial. Researchers have parsed which truths to tell and which not to.
How to Make Peace With the Past
There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may shortchange the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
10 Ways You're Stronger Than You Think
Within each of us are powers and abilities we underestimate, but which can carry us through many challenges. You’re stronger than you think.
How to Forgive Yourself
Self-forgiveness is one of the most essential, and most difficult, steps toward better mental health. Here's how we can overcome bitterness and finally let ourselves off the hook.
The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Ego and self-serving biases shape the life story we share with the world—and with ourselves. The good news: An internal reckoning will help us better comprehend who we truly are.
A Sigh of Relief
Worry is driven by mood, not logic. Anxiety holds your deepest yearnings. And you can subdue it for good. Three experts turn everything you know about anxiety inside out.
Who Is the True You?
The “true” self may or may not exist, but our ideals and projections about it sure do.
The High Cost of Calm
The pursuit of calm can itself become a major stressor, especially if you've already tried the standard prescriptions. But there is a path through this conundrum.
You Are Good Enough
If ever there was a time to stop beating yourself up for being human, it is now. You are definitely good enough.
Theater of the Mind
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.