Essential Reads

What Everyone Needs to Know about Geriatric Depression

Depression is not a normal part of aging. Read more to learn the symptoms of geriatric depression and how to get proper treatment.

When the natural world is damaged, so are we.

By Patricia Prijatel on August 31, 2016 in All Is Well
What happens when oceans spew dead fish or lakes sprouts e-coli? When the oaks whither in drought, the cacti disappear in a dust storm or the mountain forest burns?

What Was the Original Theory of Misophonia?

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on August 29, 2016 in Noises Off
Is Misophonia a psychiatric disorder? Not according to the doctors who named it.
Andrea Mathews

Why Do We Hate?

It's really all about the hater.

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The Art of Matchmaking in Japan, Korea, and China

By Cynthia Kim Beglin on September 29, 2016 in Culture Shocked
Have you ever wondered how matchmaking in parts of Asia really works?

Can Biohacking Improve Your Mental Health?

By Anna David on September 29, 2016 in After Party Chat
I went to the 4th annual Bulletproof Conference to try to figure out if biohacking could help with mental and emotional wellness. I was as surprised as anyone by the answer.

Dreaming Our Lives: 5 Things Our Dreams Could Be Telling Us

By Dale M. Kushner on September 28, 2016 in Transcending the Past
What do our dreams mean? Jungian analysis contends that our dreams can help us solve problems and offer keys to our inner self.
Hope A. Perlman

The Joys of the Small Life

By Hope Perlman on September 28, 2016 in Unmapped Country
Is it enough to live a small life? That is the question, Readers. After all, small lives are often the subjects of books. Of big books, even.

What Every Woman Should Learn From Hillary Clinton

By Cory Martin on September 27, 2016 in Love Sick
What is the narrative we tell the women of our country when Hillary Clinton is praised for powering through despite her illness or blasted for keeping it a secret?

Travel Writing

By Laura Deutsch on September 27, 2016 in Memory Catcher
Writing a travel essay, use the same elements as in a personal essay. Here they are.

When is it Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse is a serious problem that often gets misunderstood.
Adam McIsaacs design

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

By Kerry Cohen on September 26, 2016 in Loose Girl
Female friendships define us more than we would think.

When the Press gets Misophonia right!

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on September 24, 2016 in Noises Off
A Reporter goes a long way to help explain a complicated disorder: Misophonia in the News on ABC with Lynne Malcolm

True Confession: The Dark Side of Travel

By Judith Fein on September 24, 2016 in Life Is a Trip
Like dark matter, and dark internet, there is a dark side of travel.

About that Puppy in the Window...

By Melanie Butera DVM on September 24, 2016 in Animal Love
Puppy mills are a blight on the live pet industry, but the power to end this national disgrace in in the hands, and wallets, of the consumer.

Is Name-Calling Becoming Our New Point of View?

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on September 23, 2016 in Breaking Culture
The divide in our country is showing itself to be a lot deeper than our political affiliations.

Being Okay With Not Being Okay

By Sarah Fader on September 22, 2016 in Panic Life
If you are feeling depressed right now, I hope that you can find a way to express your feelings.

Stories We Tell

By Jessica Teich on September 21, 2016 in Dispelling Demons
My story and my mother’s story are interwoven, just as our healing is.

It's Time to Stop Feeling Embarrassed About Anxiety

By Kendare Blake on September 20, 2016 in Anxious?
Don't panic, we are all embarrassed to some degree. But we should not be. We should be pissed because anxiety happens.

Existence is Suffering

Existentialists, Freud, Buddhists, as well as others, believe that there is pain inherent in life; that there is an emptiness that needs to be faced and cannot be avoided.

Auditory Reactivity & the Amygdala: Misophonia Connections

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on September 13, 2016 in Noises Off
An interview with esteemed neuroscientist Joseph E. LeDoux about his new book Anxious and how these concepts may apply to auditory over resonsivity and misophonia

These Stories Will Change Your Beliefs About Luck

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr. on September 13, 2016 in The Main Ingredient
I noticed some patterns among lucky people, what they consider to be luck, and in what seems to cause luck.

A Mom by Any Other Name

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on September 09, 2016 in Breaking Culture
As a mother of sons who are adopted, there are a lot things you get used to hearing and then there are things you just can’t believe people just said. What’s your family story?

Health and Safety

By Ron Breazeale Ph.D. on September 07, 2016 in In the Face of Adversity
Do upper-level managers feel that the health and safety of their employees is crucial to the success of the organization?

Do I Have Time to Make A Difference?

By Pia Savage on September 01, 2016 in Odd Girl In
Adults with NLD are navigating uncharted waters. As an older adult with NLD I have been caught in too many riptides. Yet I have survived, and survived well.

4 Steps To Help Someone When They Don't Want It

By Victoria Maxwell on August 31, 2016 in Crazy for Life
As a family member or friend it can feel powerless when your loved one with mental illness refuses help. There are steps you can take. Here are a few.

Stay With Me

By Jessica Teich on August 30, 2016 in Dispelling Demons
I thought I was happy...But the past would not stay put.

Ayurveda Made Simple

By Laura Deutsch on August 30, 2016 in Memory Catcher
The genius of the Chopra Center is that it makes the ancient healing system of Ayurveda accessible.

Clarifying Boundaries

Draw your line in the sand. What will it mean?

Fire Island: My First Real Vacation in Years

I returned this past Thursday from what may have been my first real vacation since 2005, when my brother generously sent me and my cousin Jamie to Paris.

The Night Sea Journey: Lunar Consciousness and The Hero

By Dale M. Kushner on August 27, 2016 in Transcending the Past
What makes Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are such a transcendent reading experience for children of all ages? Perhaps Jung's archetype of transformation can explain.

The One Relationship Red Flag We Should All Stop Ignoring

By Cory Martin on August 26, 2016 in Love Sick
Dating but it seems like you keep picking the wrong person? Perhaps it's time to rethink your ways.

Work / Life Balance

Is your employer really concerned about work/life balance or just giving lip service to it? What steps can you take.

Who Will Travel to Rio Post-Olympics?

By Lauren Fritsky on August 22, 2016 in Vacation Mentality
What would motivate you to visit Brazil after the Olympics?