Essential Reads

Anger and Cancer: Is There a Relationship?

By Robert Enright Ph.D. on September 18, 2017 in The Forgiving Life
Might being overly angry put one at risk for certain kinds of cancers?
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How to Spot Narcissistic Abuse

By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT on September 17, 2017 in Toxic Relationships
Narcissists don’t really love themselves, but are driven by shame. Their coping mechanisms are abusive and damage relationships and loved ones–hence the term, “narcissistic abuse.”

The Psychology of Political Violence

Political violence has its roots in anger, contempt, and disgust; three emotions familiar to all of us. Maintaining our civic values requires avoiding the impulse to dehumanize.

Fight Hate

What do hate crimes have to do with public health? Learn why, and what you can do about them in your community.

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The Overextended Introvert: Handle With Care

By Sophia Dembling on September 26, 2017 in The Introvert's Corner
Sometimes when life hands you too much to do, you have to just hunker down and get it done, even when it stretches you thin.
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How Far Would You Go for Avoidance?

If you aren’t able to make clear what you want and express how you feel in your relationships, those relationships—and you—will suffer.

3 Relationship Compromises You Should Never Make

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
All long-term relationships involve compromise but some of them can be destructive.

7 Steps to Dealing with Criticism

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in The Dance of Connection
Dealing with unfair criticism? Here’s what decades of studying relationships has taught me:

How Witnessing Your Wounds Can Curtail Your Anger

How you can reduce being prone to anger at home, in your relationship or in your daily life? Being a witness to your past pain is essential for meeting this challenge.

Update on Aaron Hernandez: Brain Injuries Led to Tragedy

By Rita Watson MPH on September 21, 2017 in With Love and Gratitude
Football players with repetitive injuries can experience aggressive behavior, depression, eventual dementia, and even suicide.

What's Up with the Mad Pooper of Colorado Springs?

Like the Energizer bunny, she keeps going...and going

Nasty Bosses in the Shadows

Has the boss from hell bullied you behind closed doors?

How to Respond Effectively to a Young Person's Anger

"Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry."
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When Trust Is Gone, What Can You Do?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on September 17, 2017 in Off the Couch
We live in a time when everyone is talking about trust and no one seems to be feeling much of it. Here's what you can do when you no longer trust.

5 Common Reasons We Hold Grudges

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
Learn what causes people to hold on to grudges.

With Trump on Your Mind, Explore What Makes a Jerk a Jerk

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on September 13, 2017 in Ambigamy
Have a pat answer for what to do about jerks? It's probably wrong. Here's a list of 10 common escape hatches that keep us from facing the question.

Being Hard on Yourself Doesn't Make You a Better Parent

What we can do is make the commitment to increase our ratio of good parenting moments, and keep working at it, day after day.
Dr Judith Orloff, "The Empath's Survival Guide"

The Difference Between Venting and Dumping

Communication is vital when it comes to expressing intense emotions. Knowing the difference between venting and dumping is a positive start to having clarity in your relationships.

Tips for Sub-Clinical Sadness, Worry, Anger, and ADD

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 08, 2017 in How To Do Life
Sometimes, self-help can be enough.

Roadblocks to Intimacy and Trust III

By Joan Cusack Handler Ph.D. on September 08, 2017 in Of Art and Science
The impact of early childhood relationships on the establishment of intimacy in adulthood.

Revisiting the Google Manifesto

Were there gender difference in the past? It is extremely likely. Do we know if they were like gender differences we see today? No.

You Can Use Mindfulness to Choose How to Live

We can learn to be present for our experience without our habitual responses automatically kicking in—responses that are often unskillful, knee-jerk reactions that we later regret.

Backfirebrands

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on August 28, 2017 in Ambigamy
Hate is not the answer. Neither is love. Love is the question, what to love, a question you won't get to if you pretend that you're simply loving.

Light After the Darkness of the American Eclipse

David Baron’s “American eclipse” is not about bigotry. But bigotry is part of the intergroup context of America that must be shown even in a book about early American astronomy.
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Treating Nazis: Analytic Considerations on Hate

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on August 28, 2017 in Full Living
Hate is a normal part of the human condition. What separates us from those in hate groups is we had a childhood that helped us learn how to manage our feelings.

10 Quick Tips for Panic Attacks

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on August 25, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
If you’ve ever had a panic attack or are struggling with anxiety, these tips will help you manage your symptoms and perhaps lessen your tension.

When Your Toddler Hits You: A Script

But Sam isn't laughing because he's enjoying her pain. He's so upset that he can't cry. His laugh is letting off the tension of his upset feelings.

Human Perversity: Guess What? It’s Normal

Though it might be difficult to admit, there are times when we’ve all acted in ways hurtful to ourselves. And for multiple reasons.

A Stoic Response to Anger

By Ryan Holiday on August 23, 2017 in The Obstacle Is the Way
Your feelings are choices: You choose anger over calm; you choose fear over courage; you choose misery over joy. Which choice is more productive?

Your Legacy After You Die: Will It Be Anger or Love?

By Robert Enright Ph.D. on August 20, 2017 in The Forgiving Life
When you die, you might leave a legacy of anger in the world that could be passed to your children. Or you could leave a legacy of love that is passed on as a gift to others.

The One Thing Trump Got Right on Charlottesville

Trump got almost everything wrong, except this one thing

Is It Narcissism? Or Why Some People Can't Love

By Susan J Elliott JD, M.Ed. on August 19, 2017 in Getting Back Out There
Wondering if someone is a narcissist? Here is the test of 8 traits that most all narcissists have.

B.E.A.R.–Strategies for Restraint and Stability

Looking for strategies to help curb your anger arousal? Try practicing B.E.A.R.

Sticky, Tricky, and Icky: Unconscious Parent-Child Dynamics

Emotional abandonment may manifest in parental coldness, but when the dynamic is operative, both parent and young child believe it is they who are internally, irreparably flawed.