Self-Help Essential Reads

What NOT to Do When You Discover Your Partner Is Cheating

Here are 5 ways to NOT react when you discover your partner is cheating on you.

Just Wear it? Tech Won’t Improve Your Fitness On Its Own

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Nurturing Resilience
Using wearable tech is unlikely to solve the obesity crisis, but it might prevent obesity among those who have less risky lifestyles.

Find a Way

At 1:55 pm EDT on September 2, 2013, Diana Nyad, age 64, reached the shore of Key West Florida 53 hours after plunging into the Bay in Havana, Cuba

5 Ways to Get out of a Rut and Get Your Groove Back

By John Kim, LMFT on February 17, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
What to do if you feel stuck.

For Better or for Worse?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in Talking Apes
It takes both partners working together to make marriage a heaven on earth—or a living hell.

8 Signs You're in a Relationship With a Gaslighter

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on February 15, 2017 in Communication Success
How gaslighters emotionally manipulate, traumatize, and exploit victims in personal and professional relationships.

How to Adult (When It's Time to Grow Up)

By John Kim, LMFT on February 13, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
We were not born with adulting skills.

Are You a Stretcher or Are You A Chaser?

The answer to this question holds the key to leading a happy and successful life.

Is Self-Love Healthy or Narcissistic?

By Tara Well Ph.D. on February 10, 2017 in The Clarity
Can you love yourself without being a narcissist? Research shows you how.

6 Essential Traits of Healthy Intimate Relationships

Healthy relationships require effort -- and that's a large part of what makes them so rewarding.

Is Hope Good or Bad?

By Neel Burton M.D. on February 04, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Hope, said Aristotle, is the dream of a waking man.

Behind the Smoke-Screen of Vaping: E-Cigarettes

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on February 03, 2017 in The Gravity of Weight
Electronic cigarettes have become big business throughout the U.S. and worldwide. What do we really know about the safety of these products?

Jonathan Friesen: The Power of Unconditional Positive Regard

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 01, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Jonathan Friesen knows the power of unconditional positive regard. Throughout his life, Friesen has suffered from both Tourette’s syndrome and epilepsy...

Somebody’s Watching. Now What?

Does an audience improve or inhibit performance? It depends.

A Framework for Understanding Anger Arousal

What really transpires internally during anger arousal? A framework for understanding anger arousal.

Why We Need Forgiveness Education

By Robert Enright, Ph.D. on January 15, 2017 in The Forgiving Life
How can we survive, as adults, the cruelty of others when we never have been introduced to forgiveness as children?

Emotions in the Social World

Our emotions are automatic responses to the emotional states of others.

Grieving: Should You Dive Into Emotion or Jump Into Action?

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on January 10, 2017 in Laugh, Cry, Live
Is diving into emotion the "right way" to grieve? Research shows that both "feeling" and "doing" can help people cope and adjust to adversity. What's the right blend for you?

Meaning and Emotions

Emotion, personal history, culture, religion, and historical moment heavily influence the brain’s construction of meaning, and these, of course, are often in conflict.

Your New Year’s Resolution, Eight Days Later

As the new year comes rolling in, making our resolutions from the truth of our inner knowing, the heart centered New year's Resolutions, will turn us towards a deeper Truth.

5 Signs of a Situational Narcissist

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on January 08, 2017 in Communication Success
When success or fame changes someone you know.

The Freedom of Yes

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on January 07, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
In the trance of unworthiness we're locked into a sense of falling short and the fear of failing. How can we wake from this trance and come home to the truth of who we are?

Here's Why Your Resolutions Can't Rely On Willpower Alone

By David DiSalvo on January 02, 2017 in Neuronarrative
What if the reason our New Years resolutions often fail has less to do with willpower and more with something we chronically ignore right from the start?

2017: The Year To Break Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on January 02, 2017 in Adaptation
Instead of justifying why you shouldn’t take that leap, see if you can convince yourself about why you should.

Don’t Waste Your Time Making New Year’s Resolutions

By Erin Olivo Ph.D. on January 01, 2017 in Wise Mind Living
If you want to make changes that stick, try these two strategies.

Teetering on the Edge of Burnout? Don't Avoid People

By Susan Biali M.D. on December 29, 2016 in Prescriptions for Life
If stress and a heavy workload are pushing you into burnout, it's tempting (and natural) to start avoiding key people in your life. But doing so only makes things worse.

5 Lessons Carrie Fisher Taught Us

By Kristen Lee Ed.D., LICSW on December 28, 2016 in Reset 24/7
Do you ever feel like you're stuck on the dark side? Help isn't far away.

Sugar by Any Other Name? Low Calorie Sweeteners

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on December 27, 2016 in The Gravity of Weight
Low calorie sweeteners have been around for more than 100 years. Why are they still cause for controversy and concern?

How to Tell Others You're Getting Divorced

By Wendy Paris on December 27, 2016 in Splitopia
Perfect your "divorce elevator speech" with these five tips.

Inventorying Your 2016

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 26, 2016 in How To Do Life
Reviewing your 2016 can set the stage for a good 2017.