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A Lament That Remains

There are many things you outgrow as a child but you don't outgrow the death of a parent.

Why Do Millennials Get a Bad Rap?

Maybe it is just a failure of generativity.

How Common Is Childhood Mental Illness?

Think childhood mental illness is rare? Think again.

How I Learned About the Perils of Grit

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on April 13, 2017 in Curious?
Grit, the Scarlett Johannson of organizational cures, has problems. Neglected research points to the dark side of promoting and nurturing grit.

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A Coincidence Involving the Recent U.S. Power Grid Failure

Like each of us, nations are composed of parts. When a coincidence happens to us, we have ways to understand its use. What about when coincidences happen to a nations?

Is Social Pain Real Pain? Rejection Hurts, For Real!

The same brain areas involved in processing physical pain such burning or hurt are also activated when a negative comment burns or when your feelings are hurt. Social pain is real

How to Rebound From Constructive Criticism in 5 Minutes!

By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in Fearless You
Becoming thankful for constructive criticism will disarm your critic, and it will remind you to find something of value in the criticism!

Why Relying on GPS Does Your Brain No Favors

It's all too easy to let tech such as GPS do all your thinking for you, isn't it? But you might want to consider what invaluable mental resources you're losing in return.

ADHD and Self Compassion

What’s the impact of living life with ADHD, seeing exactly what ‘should’ be done and often not getting there anyway.

7 Stress Hacks You Can Use in the Next 5 Minutes

Science is helping us find new, simple and quick ways to de-stress by activating different brain networks and nervous system responses.Here are 7 new ways to manage your stress.

Hardiness and Grit

One might argue that any therapy has as an implicit objective to help the individual acquire the characteristics associated with hardiness.

Finding the Right Path for Each Individual, Making It Work

The Resilience Regiment speaks with AToN Center.
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The Benefits of Self-Pity

Sometimes we know best how to comfort ourselves.

Physician Health 101

It is estimated that a doctor a day dies by suicide in the United States. There is a lot we can do to fight this.

Children in Polyamorous Families Part 2

Children in polyamorous families experience unique practical and emotional advantages but no unique disadvantages that are not present in other forms of blended families.

It Would've Been My Brother's 30th Birthday Today!

Have you lost a significant person in your life? Here, a psychologist shares her personal loss of her brother and the psychological strategies that you too can apply to your grief.

Spring Blues

Are you or someone you love having the Spring blues? Excellent and free resources are available to help you and your community.

Don Rickles, the Master Roaster, Dies at 90

By Izzy Kalman on April 16, 2017 in Resilience to Bullying
Don Rickles, one of the greatest roasters of all time, died last week. In today's culture, he could easily be considered a bully, but in reality he promotes the antidote.
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Boston Strong

Do you dream of running the boston marathon? A few adjustments may help you cross the finish line.

10 Best Tech Devices to Prevent Rape

By Susan Harrow on April 15, 2017 in The Body Blog
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has estimated that one in five women will be raped at some time in their lives. This is terrifying statistic that should have women ...

Spring Back to Life

I like fresh starts, and I’ll use whatever is around me to make them easier. We all reinvent our lives from time to time. If you've done it before you can do it again.
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Mottos I Live By

By Paul Ekman Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in Face It!
Perseverance with the help of three mottos.

The High Cost of Receptivity

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on April 11, 2017 in Ambigamy
Don't pretend that you're exceptionally ready to change your mind.

These 5 Life Skills Boost Well-Being as We Age, Study Finds

A new study identifies 5 life skills correlated with increased psychological, physical, and fiscal well-being. Notably, each of these life skills was found to be equally important.

Create a Meaningful Summer

Planning your summer vacation? How about a meaningful epic summer adventure instead? The steps you take before you take off can make all the difference.

Feeling Stressed? 3 Mindsets to Stop Tolerating

In my work helping people prevent burnout and build stress resilience, three themes consistently surface as barriers to being able to accurately perceive stress.

When Life Throws You a Curveball

Life doesn't always go as expected. What's your "go-to" response in the face of unplanned challenges?

Learning to Love the Mat

By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on April 10, 2017 in All about Anxiety
You can expect to end up on the mat repeatedly. But the less you worry about being thrown to the mat, the less likely you are to end up there.

When Your Boss Is a Ruthless Monster

When Your Boss is a Ruthless Monster How to reduce your daily stress and maintain your sanity

Learning to Live With Pain

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on April 05, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Are there effective ways for people to deal with chronic pain? A new research study examines how resilient pain patients can truly be in coping with their symptoms.

Protective and Risk Factors Associated With Trauma

By Asa Don Brown Ph.D. on April 04, 2017 in Towards Recovery
What is your personal susceptibility to trauma?

The Savage Empathy of Safe Spaces

Empathetic professors who subscribe to the invention that words equal violence, and that hearing certain views is a threat to students' "humanity" can do incalculable damage.
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A New Way to Handle Anger

By Tara Well Ph.D. on April 02, 2017 in The Clarity
Feeling angry and not sure what to do about it? Make these shifts in awareness and feel better fast.

10 Ways to Protect the Brain from Daily Screen Time

You may have heard that screen-time can wreak havoc on children's nervous systems. But aside from restricting technology, what can parents do to buffer against overstimulation?