Essential Reads

On the Modern Self

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on August 19, 2017 in More Than Mortal
Writer Will Storr discusses his new book: Selfie.
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The Truth About Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Have you ever wondered, “Isn’t everybody a bit narcissistic?” Learn the difference between healthy self-esteem and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

How Childhood Emotional Trauma Impacts Adult Relationships

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on August 01, 2017 in Mindful Anger
There are many ways childhood emotional trauma continues to affect you even after you've grown up.

What Does Self-Actualization Really Mean?

Self-actualization, rather than being a mystical pursuit of personal grown and realization, is grounded in basic functional motives. Clear understanding helps us find ourselves.

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Creativity and Aging

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on August 20, 2017 in Life After 50
Does creativity involve taking risks?

The Unselfish Art of Prioritizing Yourself

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on August 17, 2017 in Compassion Matters
Maintaining a certain regard for ourselves, doing things we want to do, and engaging in self-care are fundamental to creating a good life for ourselves and the people we love.

When You Have Too Much Confidence, Expect This to Happen

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on August 17, 2017 in Motivate!
We are taught to believe in ourselves and strive to reach our goals despite any obstacles. But sometimes success and motivation derail when we think too highly of our abilities.

Roadblocks to Intimacy and Trust, Part I

The Roadblocks to Intimacy and Trust Series explores the impact of early childhood relationships on the establishment of intimacy in adulthood.

Should Your Employees Toughen Up or Soften Up?

Do you need your employees to toughen up? Might your organizational dollars and leadership efforts be better spent on helping your people to soften up instead?

An Impactful Change You Can Successfully Make

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on August 11, 2017 in Full Living
You have a voice inside your head narrating your life and actions. Is it kind and supportive? Unless you have made a conscious effort, it is likely mean and hateful.

When Words Can Kill

The power of words can traumatize and ultimately lead to suicide, or they positively lead to healing. Here's how.
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Why What I Admire In You Also Says Something About Me

The people we admire in our lives have much to teach us -- not just as role models to emulate but as outer reflections of good qualities that are already innate in us.

The Internet Is a Narcissist’s Paradise

Do you have narcissistic tendencies? How does the Interment affect you?

Maintain What’s Right in Your World

Polishing and sweeping can be good for your mind as well as your waistline.

Just How Far Will a Narcissist Go to Hide Failure?

Experiencing failure is not an option for people high in narcissism. New research shows the lengths they'll go to so they can avoid confronting their weaknesses.

Managing Parental Anger

Take a deep breath or count to 10 and find positive words to send your message.

Why Is Recovering from a Breakup Easier for Some Women?

Wonder why you are still struggling to recover from a breakup that happened long ago? Three factors may explain why.
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6 Inner Resources You Didn't Know You Had

Character strengths come in many shapes and sizes. Lost strengths. Happiness strengths. How might you use each category of strengths to make the most of your life?

Who Am I and Why Am I Here?

How do we choose to live? How do we find meaning?

Are You Happy With Your Character Resume?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on July 26, 2017 in Think Well
A lot of people place excessive importance on material "success." They use money, things, and achievements as their metrics of choice. Here's why many of them are unhappy.
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Camp, Interrupted

Indeed, my season at camp had been interrupted halfway to the finish line. I was aggrieved.
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The No-Makeup Look Creates a Dilemma for Women

By Tara Well Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in The Clarity
Research explains the pros and cons of going barefaced.

Four Ways to Determine a Relationship's Breakup Potential

Generally these four factors cause people to eventually break up, divorce, or stay miserably together.
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How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Relationship

Romantic relationships are bound to bring out our deepest insecurities which can lead to self-sabotaging behaviors. Here are some ways to avoid sabotaging a good relationship.

Listening For Golf Balls

Why do patients tell doctors things that don't seem relevant? Who cares if they got hit by a golf ball 30 years ago? Patients do! Doctors should too. But they have to listen.

The Power of Your Internal Dialogue

Before willing and criticizing yourself to have confidence, start first by developing a new relationship with yourself. Here are four ways to start talking yourself to self-esteem.

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.
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Is Your Mother an Exhibitionist Narcissist?

If you have ever wondered if your mother was an Exhibitionist Narcissist, this article may help you decide.

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?

Is Your Lover Also Your Friend?

Life is sweeter and you think more of yourself when you value your partner as a friend.
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Please Stop Telling People to "Let Go" of Their Loss

Perhaps, it is time to stop telling the bereaved to "let go" of their loss.

Why the Apology You Didn't Get Matters

Questioning ourselves for being “oversensitive” is a common way that women disqualify our legitimate anger and hurt.

Four Messages We Wished We Got from the New Wonder Woman

Two body image experts review the new Wonder Woman movie. Here are four critical messages we think the film left out.

Julia Glass Talks About "Overnight" Success and New Novel

By Jennifer Haupt on July 05, 2017 in One True Thing
Is fame and fortune really rewarding? Sustainable? The author of "A House Among the Trees" explores the perils of success.