Essential Reads

If You Go to the Hospital, Get Ready To Yell…

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on February 26, 2017 in Patient Power
Studies show that healthcare in the U.S. is far poorer than most people realize, and sadly, sometimes you need to yell to protect yourself or a loved one. But how do you know?

3 Essential Tips for Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on February 26, 2017 in Adaptation
3 Essential Tips for Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Helping

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on February 26, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Helping someone you love, through providing needed assistance, filling their request, assuming their task, or even taking care of yourself can enhance intimacy, respect, gratitude.

Survey Finds Americans Are Stressed About the Future

Report from the American Psychological Association finds Americans are stressed, especially in Black Americans.

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Biofeedback for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

If you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD that have not responded to medications or usual forms of psychotherapy innovative biofeedback approaches may bring relief.

Meditation Reduces Anxiety

Is the stress of daily life wearing you out? A few simple mindfulness practices can go a long way.

Why Effective Leaders Don't Confuse Loyalty with Trust

There was a time when loyalty was a two way expectation between employers and employees. But today effective leaders know the currency isn't loyalty, but trust. Discover why.

Why Does Change Make Us Lose Our Minds?

By Elizabeth R Thornton on February 26, 2017 in The Objective Leader
Does change make you lose your mind and change the way you think?
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How to Develop Self-Compassion

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on February 26, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Self-compassion is a very important aspect of self-care. Many of us get wrapped up in caring for others and neglect ourselves. Sometimes writing can help us develop self-compassion

A Common Cause of Misery and a Formula for Happiness

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on February 26, 2017 in Think Well
Here is how to defuse a powder keg of self-imposed unhappiness and the three essential ingredients of happiness.

5 Strategies to Relieve Anxiety

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on February 25, 2017 in In Flux
Anxiety is a state all of us will encounter probably many times during the course of a lifetime. Because it can cause much discomfort and worry, mastery of it is essential.

The Emotions of Social Interaction

While we are quite sensitive to negative emotional displays of those with whom we interact, we’re hardly sensitive at all to our own.
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Controlling People

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on February 25, 2017 in In Control
Recognising people as controllers is very helpful for understanding and improving interactions.

Dreading Something? Tylenol Might Dull the Pain

Dread has been declared the most difficult emotion to tolerate. And researchers have found acetaminophen could actually dull the emotional pain.
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Is Your Child More Anxious and Worried Since the Election?

By Allison Carmen on February 24, 2017 in The Gift of Maybe
Many parents on both sides of the political aisle have added to their children’s worry and anxiety by not being more careful with their words before and after the election.

Celebrate Progress

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on February 23, 2017 in A Family Affair
Is perfection getting in the way of helping your loved one? Focus on progress instead.

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Social Media Clutter

The clocks will soon "spring forward" for many of us—that means it's a great time to prepare for the loss of an hour by streamlining your electronic social networks.

What Works for Me May Not Work for You

When it comes to fitness goals, if you find a type of movement that feels both good and right to you, it’s much more likely to become a habit.

4 Ways to Train Your Brain to Think Like a Champion

Your brain can be your best asset or your worst enemy. It's important to train it well.

8 Tips for Tackling Political Stress Now

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in Friendship 2.0
Many people are feeling an unprecedented amount of stress in the current political climate. Want to stay active and informed without getting burned out? Here's where to start.

The Question That Will Set You Up for Failure...Every Time

By Megan Dalla-Camina on February 21, 2017 in Real Women
Are you always trying to be the best possible version of yourself? Why that's setting you up for failure and what to do about it.
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How to Stop Criticizing Your Appearance

By Tara Well Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in The Clarity
Feeling critical when you look in the mirror? Try this to become more accepting.

5 Things That May Be Contributing To Your Low Sexual Desire

By Sarah Hunter Murray Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Myths of Desire
Are you experiencing low or decreased sexual desire? Before assuming something is "wrong" with you, consider these five things.

Beware Of Anger

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
In small and passing quantities, anger can be like medicine, but in large and lasting quantities it poisons the mind and relationships.

Feeling Stuck, Lost or Overwhelmed? There is Hope

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Making Change
Some people are better at managing life’s many challenges. You can learn to be one of those people by developing your ability to mentalize.
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How to Stand Firm in a Runaway World

By Svend Brinkmann Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Stand Firm
Are you buying one self-help book after another without really becoming happy? If so you are likely addicted to personal development and in need of anti-self-help.

Dealing with Fear of Growing Irrelevant

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in How To Do Life
Whatever our age, we want to feel like a player.
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Staying Centered and Calm in an Anxiety-Ridden World

Try these calming techniques to become more powerful when it seems that anxiety has you in its grip and you can’t release yourself.

Navigating the Swamp of Politics in a Relationship

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on February 19, 2017 in In It Together
Do You and Your Partner Disagree About Politics? Ways to Cope With the Challenges

Big Screen, Big Life

By Laurie Helgoe Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 in Introvert Power
Would your life win an Oscar? Watch movies, watch your life, enjoy both.

Major Challenges to Cultivating Healthy Anger

What are the blocks to learning how to give up destructive anger? How can they be overcome?

Why Authenticity is the Hub of Meaning

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Finding meaning in life is important in all sorts of ways, but too often we don’t take the time to sort out for ourselves what it is that actually provides our sense of meaning.

What Is Synchronicity?

David Strabala had a question and set about trying to find the answer. He arranged interviews with experts who he hoped might help him figure out synchronicity.
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What’s Needed in These Uncertain Times? Maybe More Empathy.

By Allison Carmen on February 17, 2017 in The Gift of Maybe
During uncertain times, it can be hard to be empathetic to another's point of view, but empathy makes us wiser and more strategic, and it can even change how we view something.