Essential Reads

What to Do When You Feel Annoyed by Your Partner

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on September 27, 2016 in Laugh, Cry, Live
When you’re feeling annoyed by your partner, what can you do in the moment that will make things better, not worse? Here are 5 winning tips for soothing the flames of indignation.

9 Things Highly Sensitive People Do

Studies estimate 15 to 20 percent of the population meet the criteria for being highly sensitive people. Here are a few telltale signs you might be one of them.

Will Your Gamer Survive College?

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on September 26, 2016 in Mental Wealth
If you're concerned about your son's video game habits spinning out of control when he goes to college, you're right to be worried—but here's what parents can do.

The Blessings and Challenges of Having “A Protector’s Brain”

We must move young people beyond blaming themselves for having "an anger problem." Shifting their identity towards having "a protector's brain" is a start.

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Self Care 101: You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup

By Susan Biali M.D. on September 28, 2016 in Prescriptions for Life
If your life has felt too busy for a while, you're probably running on empty. Avoid the inevitable disaster by heeding warning signs in your body, before it's too late.

Stop Waiting for the Right Moment to Meditate

By Marty Babits on September 28, 2016 in The Middle Ground
Too frenetic to sit for meditation? There are alternatives. Here are some of the most useful action-oriented meditation practices.

Happy Birthday Albert Ellis PhD !

By Debbie Joffe Ellis on September 27, 2016 in Tried and True
Albert Ellis PhD - Pioneer, maverick - creator of unique wit and know-er of wisdom, changed the lives of millions through his innovative works, huge body of writings, and example.

Expressive Arts Therapies and Posttraumatic Growth

Arts expression and expressive arts therapies are changing personal narratives of posttraumatic stress to ones of posttraumatic growth and posttraumatic "possibility."

Marrow: A Love Story: Sitting Down With Elizabeth Lesser

By Mark Matousek on September 23, 2016 in Ethical Wisdom
Author Elizabeth Lesser, talks about her new book, Marrow: A Love Story. It's a sister's tale of becoming a donor and what it taught her about the meaning of love.

Is Your Partner Annoying the Crap Out of You?

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on September 21, 2016 in Laugh, Cry, Live
Petty annoyances are inevitable in any partnership, but you needn’t drive each other insane. Here are 5 approaches that can help you get off the train to Crazytown.
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Infertility and Miscarriage: Emerging From the Shadows

By Monica N. Starkman M.D. on September 21, 2016 in On Call
Open, compassionate discussion of reproductive failure is necessary in order to combat the social stigma that surrounds it.

Small Bits of Bravery to Accomplish Anything

By Susan Harrow on September 21, 2016 in The Body Blog
Bravery comes in many forms. What if you can do one brave act a day, no matter how small to build your bravery?
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The Art and Science of Mistakes

To err is human, but...how human do we have to be?

Three Keys to Healing Shame

To heal our shame, we need to be: truly seen, witnessed with compassion, and have our feelings and deepest truths believed.

Helping After Terrorist Attacks? Know Your Limits

By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on September 19, 2016 in To Heal and Carry On
Are you starting feeling overwhelmed and worn out from helping after the recent attacks? A little self-care can go a long way.

Shift the Sadness of Losing Summer

Our brain brain is good at scanning for negatives, but you can wire yourself to focus on positives.

Listen To Your Heart

By Gaby Pfeifer, Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Mind Growth
Our ability to listen to internal bodily signals, such as our heartbeat, is known as interoception. How does interoception contribute to our emotional experiences?

Tune Up Your Therapy with Healing Song and Support

By Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Invisible Chains
Feeling stuck or shy and lacking joy? Singing in a supportive group can help bring your groove back.

Understanding Shame: Symptoms and Prevention

Shame is insidious, corrupting our self-knowledge, inhibiting our self-love. What are shame's consequences? What can we do to prevent it's toxic bite?

This Simple Leadership Behavior Also Increases Resilience

By Madelyn Blair Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Resilient Leadership
Are you doing this simple behavior that grows your leadership and your resilience? Learn more in this final next-level leadership article.

Butterfly Professions: Handling the Ending Edge

Coping at an early age with the end of a career that's defined who you are--for athletes and dancers--offers challenges and solutions.

Showing the World Her Wabi-Sabi Humanizes Hillary Clinton

By Christopher Bergland on September 13, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Is it possible that having pneumonia could end up being a blessing in disguise for Hillary Clinton by making her seem more human and relatable?

When Your Teen Has Done Something Very Bad

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
Screw-ups as learning opportunities.

To Get Over a Breakup, Change Your Mindset

Although breakups are painful, some people are better able to pick themselves up and move on, while others ruminate for months and years in ways that hurt their chances of success

Helping Children Through Transitions

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on September 12, 2016 in Between Cultures
7 ways parents can help children navigate the challenges and rewards of mobility.

What Makes Self-Compassion Such a Hard Sell?

Finding self-compassion challenging? Understand why and how to meet the challenge.

How a Breakup Can Change You for the Better

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on September 11, 2016 in Communication Success
"When one door closes another opens."

On Making Mistakes

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 11, 2016 in How To Do Life
Thoughts on how to make fewer mistakes at work, outside work. Plus when risking failure is good.

Real Heroes Run Toward—Not Away From—Danger

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on September 10, 2016 in Black Belt Brain
A book excerpt from Project Superhero describing the experience of a first responder.

Negative Emotions? Mindfulness Meditation Is the Answer

By Itai Ivtzan Ph.D. on September 10, 2016 in Mindfulness for Wellbeing
Would you like to deal with negative emotions in a healthy way? Here is the best method to do that.

Semicolon Punctuates Mental Health Awareness

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on September 07, 2016 in Talking About Trauma
This global non-profit movement is dedicated to providing support for those struggling with mental illness, suicide, addiction, and self-injury.

Before You Give Up on Someone...

By Tim David on September 07, 2016 in The Magic of Human Connection
Is "relationship grit" more important than chemistry, connection, or even love?

21 Common Reactions to Trauma

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on September 07, 2016 in Think, Act, Be
While everyone's reaction to trauma is unique, recovery can feel more manageable when we know what to expect in the aftermath—including opportunities for growth.

A Letter to My Teenage Son About Sexual Assault

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on September 06, 2016 in The Web of Violence
When my children learned about a sexual assault at my daughter's school, it made me realize there were things I wanted to say.