Essential Reads

Reducing the Pain

By Debbie Joffe Ellis on May 29, 2016 in Tried and True
When rotten happenings occur such as tragic events, not getting what we want or getting what we don't want: we can choose to make effort to minimize our suffering and maximize joy.

Are You Working for a Company that Doesn't Trust You?

Does your company trust you? What's the culture like where you work -- trust enhancing or trust depleting? Here are 10 ways to tell if your company doesn't trust you.

That Time I Almost Wrecked My Personal Purpose

By Dan Pontefract on May 28, 2016 in Working on Purpose
I once lost my personal purpose. In the process I almost ruined my life. But then I realized, personal purpose is a lifelong journey. How did it end?

Can You See Yourself as Good Only by Seeing Yourself as Bad?

All children need—and desperately—to establish a secure bond with their caretakers. After all, absent such a vital connection, how can they not feel anxious and apprehensive?

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Nine Guidelines for Surviving Infidelity

By Marty Babits on May 31, 2016 in The Middle Ground
Discovering that your partner has been unfaithful can feel devastating. These guidelines help you sustain the pain and still move forward..

Intimacy and Sexuality After Body Disfigurement

June 7th is National Cancer Survivor Day. As a survivor who also experience disfigurement with my surgery, I want to share my experience and the importance of positive input.

Too Much Weekend Indulgence?

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 30, 2016 in Cravings
Too much food fun over the weekend or holiday break? Here's a menu for recovery!

The Importance of Friends

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on May 29, 2016 in In Flux
How often do we really stop to think how fortunate we are to have certain people in our lives. Real friends inspire and encourage us, lend support and raise us up.

How to Avoid Holiday Stress

The family holiday can be a nightmare for everybody. How can you maximize pleasure, fun and enjoyment and minimize frustration, tension and stress?
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Mindful Working

What if you can change the dynamic so even in the midst of the stress, you stay calm and mindful? Shake off the stress with these 5 practices you can employ in your workplace.

What Does It Mean to Nourish Yourself?

What does nourishment mean to you? How can you nourish yourself each day?

How to Eat More Mindfully

How can you start incorporating mindful eating into your life. Engage each of your senses in unique ways!

Art Set Him Free: A Former Prison Inmate's Story

One man explains how art helped him get through prison.

Cracking the Shell for Better Money Habits

Well, you may approach money the same way I approached my breakfast: fumbling, stumbling, sometimes getting it right and sometimes complete disaster.

Choosing a Hobby

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 26, 2016 in How To Do Life
37 curated recreations.

The Imposter Syndrome

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D. on May 25, 2016 in Brain Wise
Are you one of the 70% of people that have "Imposter Syndrome"?

The One Best Way to Prepare for the Future

To thrive in this shocking moment and navigate the future, we need to take a deep breath, step back and realize this.

10 Ways to Jumpstart a Better Social Life

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on May 25, 2016 in Friendship 2.0
Are you stuck in a friendship rut? Not enough friends, or too many superficial friends or toxic friends? Try these steps to work toward the relationships you've wanted.

The 9 Superpowers of Your Smile

By Meg Selig on May 25, 2016 in Changepower
Anyone who can smile is gifted with these 9 superpowers. See the latest benefits of smiling here!

How Nostalgia Can Improve your Love Life

Need to reenergize your romantic relationship? Try nostalgia.

Will FDA’s Nutritional Label Changes Affect Buyer Behavior?

Studies about consumers’ use of nutrition labels suggest a need for skepticism.
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Self-Awareness is Sexy

Self-awareness seems to be the buzz word these days, but there's more to it. It's important to know who we are as a pathway to finding our bliss and joy.

The Journey of Life

Just what is implied nowadays when we say that someone has led a ‘successful life’?

It's Not Fair

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 23, 2016 in Minority Report
Sexually-addicted clients often will say, "It's not fair!" when comparing the boundaries they impose on themselves to keep themselves sexually sober. But once this occurs...

You’re Not Alone!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 23, 2016 in Cravings
You're never alone with your problems or your goals, unless you want to be.

3 Research-Based Reasons to Start Meditating

Studies demonstrate why meditation is good for us.

Untangle Yourself From Your Loved One's Addiction

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in A Family Affair
Sharing stories and taking action can help us deal with our loved one's addiction.

Are You Full to the Rim?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Enjoy emptiness in the forms that speak to you, such as, the space between thoughts as your mind calms and becomes still, or a Saturday with no plans at all.

Can Your Scale Help You Lose Weight?

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 22, 2016 in Cravings
Weighing-in on weight loss tools.

Time to Stop Panicking!

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on May 22, 2016 in Patient Power
Millions suffer from sudden, disabling panic attacks. These terrifying episodes can ruin lives. But now a safe, powerful new treatment works by focusing on...breathing.

The Best Weight Loss Tool

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 22, 2016 in Cravings
Go back to basics when you're serious about weight control.

10 Ways to Step-Up Your Ability to Stick-to-It

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 22, 2016 in Cravings
Do you give up before you reach your goals? Take it a step at a time.

The Value of Asking

To live a more satisfying life, ask questions, don’t make assumptions. And when you're confronted by assumptions, question them.

Is Pornography Helping or Hurting in the Bedroom?

Pornography continues to be a hot topic in society. Even well known experts are now entering the discussion. What are they saying?