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Andrea Mathews

Why Do We Hate?

It's really all about the hater.

The Lady with the Dog and the Mystery of Attraction

By Dale M. Kushner on July 28, 2016 in Transcending the Past
How do we explain the mystery of attraction to a person, or our special attachment to a pet. My encounter with a "lady with a dog" reminded me of Chekhov's famous story.

Why Are the Elderly So Revered in Asia?

By Cynthia Kim Beglin on July 21, 2016 in Culture Shocked
Why are most Asians particularly respectful of their elders? Learn how the teachings of an ancient Chinese philosopher have influenced generations.

Are You Bad at Going on Vacation?

By Lauren Fritsky on July 11, 2016 in Vacation Mentality
All vacations aren't happy ones—here are factors to consider to make the most out of your next trip.

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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?

A Verbose Argument for Silence

To use more words, and possibly reinforce my own ego, to argue for silence is ironic and paradoxical. But much of communication is mindless, and thereby detrimental.

Emotional Abuse Exposed: Part IV

Does Your Partner Do and Say Things That Hurt You? Be aware of subtle attacks on your self-esteem.


By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on August 17, 2016 in Breaking Culture
What feelings are evoked and what historical perspectives are turning the wheels of your thought processes? Seeing the photo is the easy part.
Hope A Perlman

Why Success Matters

By Hope Perlman on August 10, 2016 in Unmapped Country
I think the drive for success is built into us. It's intertwined with the desire for meaning. Sure, people put a lot of emphasis on happiness, and happiness is definitely desirable

Confronting the Cultural Gatekeepers

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on August 10, 2016 in Breaking Culture
This is what happened when I finally found the courage to speak up about breaking the "Rules of Culture."

Employee Involvement

Engaging employees in health and wellness programs ion your organization.

Why the Political Turmoil?

My purpose in writing this article is to ask everyone to notice how much we have in common. How we’re all motivated by the same things.

10 Tips When Beginning Medication

As someone who knows what it's like to take medication personally, and recommend it professionally, here are the Top 10 Tips for getting the most out of your antidepressants.

Are You Thwarting Friendships?

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. This definitely applies when it comes to forming friendships.

Yes, You Can Communicate with the Dead

By Judith Fein on August 08, 2016 in Life Is a Trip
How you can communicate with the dead.

Lost in the Wilds of Mania

By Terri Cheney on August 07, 2016 in The Bipolar Lens
Beware journeys that take you too far, too fast.

I Inherited More Than Depression From My Father

It has been quite a while since I’ve posted. I realize that the last time that I didn’t post for this long, I was severely depressed and it led to a suicide attempt.

Change Can Suck. Find Out How to Make it Easier.

By Victoria Maxwell on July 30, 2016 in Crazy for Life
If you're wanting to add a healthy habit to your life, find out first where you are in the stages of readiness for change. It may make the process more comfortable & successful!
Paul Ross, with permission

Transform Your Life with Glass?

By Judith Fein on July 30, 2016 in Life Is a Trip
It is surprising to discover that glass can change your life.
Courtesy of National Alliance for Grieving Children

Stretching Into the New

By Ken Brack M.Ed. on July 29, 2016 in Unspeakable Gifts
Staying open to embrace both crushing pain and joy sustains those working with bereaved children

Do You Think Your Soul Is Paper?

By Allie Burke on July 27, 2016 in Paper Souls
I had many answers to many questions.

My Job

Many organizations commit to programs and policies that foster employee well-being while enhancing organizational performance.

Am I Not Feminine Enough to Feel Safe?

By Patricia Prijatel on July 20, 2016 in All Is Well
Judging people because they are different from us has to be exhausting because it takes aim at everybody else in the world.

5 Tips on How to be the Perfect Bridesmaid

By Cory Martin on July 20, 2016 in Love Sick
Are you a bridesmaid, but struggling to put on a happy face? Read these tips to find out how to get through the day with a smile.

You Can Change Who You Are

The debate in personality psychology has been whether character traits or the environment have been more responsible for observable behavior. An underestimated aspect is the mind.

Finding Meaning in Loss

By Tara Shafer on July 14, 2016 in To Begin Again
For bereaved parents navigating grief "choices" can feel impossible. Finding meaning in grief helps.

The Importance of Purpose

When you have depression, target-specific rather than generalized goals are key for reducing symptoms.

Managing Stress

In managing stress, the skills of resilience are very similar to the ones that Goldman and others have defined as emotional intelligence.

When Is Envy a Good Thing?

Here's how the negative emotion of envy can be harnessed for positive change.

Invisible No More

By Victoria Maxwell on July 08, 2016 in Crazy for Life
Shopper’s Drug Mart and Ride Don’t Hide are leading the way so our invisible community no longer needs to stay in the shadows.

Imposter Syndrome

By Hope Perlman on July 07, 2016 in Unmapped Country
I was recently infected with Imposter Syndrome. You’ve heard of it. It infects many women. You know you have it if you feel like a fraud in your own life.
Andrea Mathews

Love of Power, or Power of Love?

Love's shadow is control, but how do you know which it is, love or control?

Why Does Political Turmoil Hit Our Mental Health So Hard?

By Sarah Rayner on July 04, 2016 in Worry and Panic?
Are you anxious about the state of the nation? A little understanding can go a long way.

Political Correctness Be Damned!

By Terri Cheney on July 02, 2016 in The Bipolar Lens
Speak up, and up, and up.