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11 Keys to Mastering Difficult Conversations

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in Feeling It
As a happiness and workplace well-being researcher, I hear this question all the time: what's the best way to master difficult conversations? These 11 tips work.
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Five Causes of Sibling Rivalry at Home and on the Job

While some sibling rivalry is normal, it can easily get out of hand both at home and in the workplace

Procrastination Is Not to Blame

The shame of defeat can challenge our potential to look with interest at what has happened and to learn from it.

The Mental Health Crisis is upon the Internet Generation

College-Aged students are undergoing nothing less than an all-out crisis in terms of mental health issues. Perhaps being raised with cell phones is part of the problem. Here's why.

More Posts on Anxiety

Battling Your Inner Dragons

Some people get up and go to work. Other people have to fight a dragon to get there. Or a series of dragons—the dragons of depression or anxiety.

How You Can Use Self-Talk to Step Forward

By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on July 27, 2017 in All about Anxiety
“Whatever it takes, I’m going to finish this.” When you face a daunting task, that message doesn’t instruct you; it encourages you to push through resistance and continue on.
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The Effect of Stress from Childhood Abuse

Fear, uncertainty, anger, and frustration can be the by-products of abuse that don’t fade but instead build over time. A person in constant stress mode sees danger everywhere.

My Teen Son Is Smoking Marijuana

How to handle a teen's marijuana use.
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If I Just Won the Lottery, Life Would Be So Much Better

Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

How To Avoid Regret When You Open Your Heart

Want to protect yourself from regretting opening your heart and being charitable? This article can help you avoid making bad decisions about your generosity.

Wedding Madness

By Brenda Berger Ph.D. on July 23, 2017 in Hearts and Minds
At a moment of promising oneself to another, uncertainty and anxiety are masked by elaborate, and sometimes charming, strategies to secure the fantasy of a perfect wedding.

Loneliness and Dis-Connection

Do you pick up your phoned look at the various iterations of Facebook and Twitter when you are with others or feeling somehow lonely? This strategy will only make you more lonely.
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Speak Up!

Consider these six keys to confident presenting as you work to lower your anxiety around public speaking. Try and put the focus on your audience.

Will Social Prescribing Be the Next Wellness Phenomenon?

"Social prescribing" is a relatively new non-medical approach to psychological, physical, and financial well-being that has the potential to dramatically improve people's lives.

Anxious? Worry a Lot? Here’s How It Can Be Good For You!

Feeling anxious and worried can increase your motivation and action for dealing with problems and decisions. Research shows how.

Who’da Thunk It?

Turn negative emotions off at the tap.
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How to Create a Life of Integrity

Bringing integrity into your life means having your outer self fully represent your inner self. This is not a matter of character but one of intention.

Have You Been Infected by Other People's Emotions?

Are other people's emotions contagious? The powerful effect of social contagion.

How to Cope with a Sudden Loss of Confidence

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on July 13, 2017 in In Practice
Straightforward tips for dealing with fluctuating self-esteem.

Writer's Anxiety

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on July 13, 2017 in Psy-curious
Anxiety can make academic writing tasks feel daunting. What's contributing to these writing worries and what can we do about them?

How to Win the Smartphone-Brain Battle

CBS exposes brain hacking in Silicon Valley. Learn how to hack the hackers.
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Hey Doc, I'm Not Crazy! - Part I

Ever wonder why your primary care physician referred you to a psychologist? This may provide some insight.

We Stand at a Difficult Moment in History

Did Anxiety Help Donald Trump Become President?
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Survive Your Difficult Family By Being Calm

Much of what gets labeled as individual pathology in adults and children is really the playing out of family stresses and conflicts. Learn what you can do in this 8-part series.

The Teenage Years: 4 Questions That May Predict Thriving

One factor may matter more than you might expect for kids in their teenage years. A recent study from Brazil and Romania has important implications for American teenagers.

Anxiety Is Now Public Enemy No. 1

Anxiety has become a nationwide epidemic that is creating a public health crisis. The good news is that there are drug-free ways to lower your anxiety by engaging your vagus nerve.

Bright Minds, Anxious Hearts: 9 Secrets of a 'Magnet Mind'

By Jared DeFife Ph.D. on July 08, 2017 in The Shrink Tank
Passionate for learning, emotionally intense, frequently indecisive, and highly achievement striving. What happens when gifted kids grow up to become bright, sensitive adults?
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The 3 Stages of Dating

Like marriages, dating too moves through stages. Here are the common dangers and challenges of this changing landscape. Knowing the terrain can help you navigate the process
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Health Care (Politics) Is Bad for Your Health

Feeling anxious and depressed about possible cutbacks to health care? You are not alone.

Why Does the LGBT Community Experience More Drug Abuse?

Worried about the high rates of of drug abuse in the LGBT community? Here's what you can do to safeguard your LGBT child.

When Mindset Isn’t Enough

By Deborah Grayson Riegel MSW on July 06, 2017 in Speak Easy
Do you sweat, shake, or have stomach pain before a big presentation? Here are five practical strategies to mask the symptoms when having a positive mindset just isn't enough.

Happiness Tool 2: Cultivate Enlightened Tolerance

With the perspective of Enlightened Tolerance, one can pursue happiness, even under adverse circumstances.

Botanical Treatment Options for Traumatic Stress

Hanai ‘awa a ikaika ka makani. Feed with kava so that the spirit may gain strength. —Hawaiian Proverb