Essential Reads

Seven Ways to Get Unstuck

When we get stuck, we often wait for an external change to happen. But change doesn't happen to us, it comes from within us. Here's a guide to moving forward.

3 Holiday Depression Myths

Winter holidays may coincide with mood disorders, but are they linked to suicide?

Pet Therapy for Your Love Life

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on November 28, 2016 in Cravings
Can your relationship with your dog, cat, or betta fish predict the success of your romantic relationships?

Why Taking Ownership Is Key to Divorce Recovery

By Wendy Paris on November 22, 2016 in Splitopia
I created seven Principles of Parting while going through my own divorce and writing a book about it. The Principles are guideposts that keep us stay on course during trying times.

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Even if you failed...what then?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on December 06, 2016 in Real Women
What would you put your heart and soul and time and energy and love into, even if you had no guarantee of success. What would you do even if you failed?
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Beauty and the Beast as a Lesson in Self Acceptance

Can't accept some part of yourself? "Beauty and the Beast" has a lesson for us all.

Smoothie, Anyone? Or Maybe a Psychic Cleanse?

Are you letting old fears, resentments, and ways of thinking deprive you of happiness? You can replace such obstacles to growth with healthy options.

Are Visitation Dreams of Deceased Loved Ones Real?

What messages do visitation dreams convey?

How to Leave Our Comfort Zones

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on December 04, 2016 in Between Cultures
To overcome resistance, authenticity and self-awareness can be crucial.

The Spirit of Generosity Part 1

If you have been in a working partnership for any length of time, you will have discovered that true love requires sacrifice and a spirit of generosity.

Embracing the Cs and More

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on December 03, 2016 in A Family Affair
Is your loved one breaking your heart? Courage, compassion, and community can help you cope.

Don't Just Survive the Holidays, Enjoy Them

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on December 02, 2016 in Mindful Anger
So how do you hold onto the good things you like about this time of year, and get rid of all the things you hate?

A Self-Esteem Manifesto

As invisible and alone as you may feel, take this opportunity to declare, first to yourself and then to others, that you are committed to becoming fully engaged in life.

Quick Takes

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in How To Do Life
My tweets that might most interest you.
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Surfing Your Brain: Know Which Brain Is Talking

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on December 01, 2016 in Fixing Families
Your brain goes in and out of its rational state many times over the day. The key to successfully surfing your brain is recognizing what state you are in and taking action.

Happier Holidays: 10 Ways to Increase Your Seasonal Joy

By Mark Holder, Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in The Happiness Doctor
Happy Holidays? Here are 10 science-based ways to increase your happiness over the holidays.

How Habits Can Affect Our Memory

Can our habits actually allow our memory to atrophy?

Can of Worms? Pandora’s Box? Divulging Your Dark Secrets

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Evolution of the Self
As a psychologist, I’ve seen clients show tremendous ambivalence about bringing up certain subjects, particularly those suffused with fear, trepidation, guilt and shame.

Establishing Your Retirement Number

By Michael F. Kay on December 01, 2016 in Financial Life Focus
"Look, I don't want to get all complicated. I just want to know how much we need in order to retire."

What Would You Do, Really?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in How To Do Life
12 dilemmas that may give you clarity about who you really are
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6 Ways to Conquer Fear and Take Back Your Life

By John Kim, LMFT on November 30, 2016 in The Angry Therapist
Until you overcome your fear, you are limited in your ability to share your gifts, love, and make the world a better place.

This Type of Exercise Changes Your Brain—for the Better!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on November 30, 2016 in Cravings
If you're losing gray matter and your memory is starting to fade, this exercise can help.

Psychological Abuse of Seniors, Part II

There are many warning signs indicating psychological abuse that we can spot when we visit the elderly in their homes, care centers and elsewhere. What are the most common ones?

Post-Election Stress: Tips for Easing Children’s Anxiety

With the influx of social media, it is inevitable that children and adults will be exposed to political topics over the next few weeks. Here are some times for talking with kids.

The Strange Coincidences Between the Media and Our Minds

Media coincidences provide evidence of an increasingly closer connection between human minds and our rapidly expanding involvement with the internet.

Gratitude and Mindfulness at Times of Uncertainty

Everybody’s doing -- or trying to do it. Some people are meditating. Others are chronicling their moments of gratitude. It can sometimes seem a little too good to be true.

Feeling A Little Sour?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Take responsibility for your tone and its impacts, and recommit to a clearer, cleaner, more direct way of expressing yourself.

The Big Three

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in How To Do Life
A life key: Surround yourself with people who are intelligent, driven, & ethical.

Complement This

By Mark Borigini M.D. on November 29, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
If conventional therapies don’t work, and complementary therapies cease to complement anything, then maybe, just maybe, we start to face failure.

Art Therapy and Fear: Acknowledging the Dread

When fear is the dominant narrative, a few creative practices may help. Here are some recommendations for assisting those most vulnerable to trauma at this critical time.

Hire Emotionally Intelligent People

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in A Sideways View
It is not difficult to spot those who are, or are not, emotionally intelligent. Certainly emotional intelligence is a high benefit in the work place for all concerned

The Wizard of Oz

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on November 29, 2016 in In Flux
This beloved story is one of self-discovery and transformation. Every time we venture forward into unknown territory we change, transforming into a fuller expression of ourselves.

How to Remain Optimistic Through Change

Are you feeling overwhelmed with the change that's happening in your world? Use optimism to transform your overwhelm into confidence.

How to Get Past Fears, Setbacks and Failures

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in Making Change
It’s easy to be self-critical and feel demoralized in response to fears, setbacks, and failures. But you can choose a different path of feeling stronger and achieving your goals.