Essential Reads

Happiness for Sad People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in How To Do Life
Modest mitigators of moroseness.

How To Manage ADHD Without Drugs

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Think Well
Here are seven nonmedical methods that help people with ADHD.

Feel Good About Your Eating and Your Weight

You can lose excess weight and keep it off by changing your relationship with your body. You can do it by becoming more compassionately self-aware.

3 Easy Things You Can Do to Be More Successful

By Ryan Anderson on July 24, 2016 in The Mating Game
Are you wondering how to be successful? Greatness is within everyone. A few simple adjustments to your life can go a long way.

More Posts on Self-Help

Are You a Perfectionist? Take This Quiz

By Judith Orloff M.D. on July 29, 2016 in Emotional Freedom
If you're a perfectionist or inner slave driver you'll need to tame these in order to live a live a happy, balanced life.
Ronald Alexander

4 Strategies to Mindfully Enhance Everyday Creativity

Creativity is about journeying into the dark and mysterious forest of the unknown. Learn how you can begin opening the door to your core creativity and to your open-mind awareness.

Common Sense Trust Thinking

Do you trust strangers more than coworkers or bosses? More than neighbors? The government? Discover why common sense thinking about trust isn't so common.

Love Won't Last With Your Partner Unless You Both Have This!

Do you really think, "We just drifted apart" cuts it to explain why so many loving relationships fail? Read about this key ingredient to make satisfying love truly last.

Better Mindsets, Better Results

Here are 4 mindset shifts that can help us win at life.

Just Having a “Plan B” Makes It More Likely You’ll Need One

Research has found that when you plan for failure, you're basically giving yourself permission to fail.

Art Therapy Does Not Happen Through an Adult Coloring Book..

There is no doubt that adult coloring books can be forms of emotional grounding and relaxation, depending on the individual. But therapy is more than self-help and self-soothing.

Is Light Exercise Enough to Reduce Depression?

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 28, 2016 in CBT and Me
How intense does exercise need to be to control symptoms of depression? New research shows that we may not have to work as hard as we think.

How to Stop Dieting: 3 Keys to Sane, Sustainable Weight Loss

Most diets don't work, because they're impossible to stick to long term. Try following these principles for successful sustainable weight loss and break that yo-yo dieting cycle.

10 Ways to Make Yourself Happier in 30 Seconds or Less

By Meg Selig on July 28, 2016 in Changepower
Can you create your own feeling of happiness? Use these 10 research-based techniques to become happier in 30 seconds or less. And their benefits could last a lifetime.

Setting Boundaries for Loved Ones

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on July 28, 2016 in A Family Affair
Setting and sticking to boundaries is easier said than done.

4 Simple Steps to Conquer Your Fears

Tired of being dominated by your fears? Here are four tips to help you overcome them.
monkeybusinessimages/BigStock

Are You Showing Signs of Stress?

We’re stressed out, and that negatively affects our health, which contributes to even more stress. This spiral is not headed in a good direction. What does stress do to us?

Noticing Random Acts of Kindness

How our best hope for healing the world may start with a cup of coffee.

What Do Politics Have to Do With Meaning and Purpose in Life

Recent research shows the kind of impact that politics has on meaning and purpose in life - check out this post to learn more!

Weight-Loss Floss and the Art of Health Behavior Change

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 26, 2016 in CBT and Me
Finding it difficult to eat right or exercise? Instead of searching for willpower, address the barriers to success.

5 Ways To Reinvent After A Hurtful Breakup

Endless self-criticism will get you nowhere and will only intensify the hurt. Here are 5 ways to get over your ex with your self-esteem intact.
flickr.com

How Intense Is Your Awareness?

Awareness is a variable. The world can appear more beautiful, more alive or more strange and awe-inspiring to some people than others.
Pixabay

Say What You Mean; Mean What You Say

Learn to say what you mean and feel good about it, leaving others with their confidence and security in place. Consider these seven steps to being a more authentic communicator.

What Could You Offer?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Listen to your heart for offerings calling to be expressed. Maybe it's the offering of never speaking out of anger or really starting that novel, or determining to give love daily.

The Long Way Around

Sometimes a detour is the fastest way to arrive.

Want To Save Yourself Years Of Heartache?

Dysregulated relationships have a hard time surviving the transition from the passion of the honeymoon period into a mature, profound, and sustainable commitment to reciprocity.

Try to Forget: The Psychology of Repression

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on July 25, 2016 in A Sideways View
What do the cognitive psychologists and the psychoanalysts say about repression?

A Five Second Health Secret Your Doctor Will Never Tell You

A fast, fun, simple solution for longstanding health problems

Ridding Happiness Contaminants 9: Addictions and Compulsions

In this second installment of Ridding Addictions and Compulsions, learn the powerful three strategies to getting started getting stopped. They can put you on the road to recovery.

The Power of Calm

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 25, 2016 in How To Do Life
Equanimity is an underdiscussed key to success.

"A Person of Substance"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 24, 2016 in How To Do Life
An obese person's interior and exterior life.

In Praise of My FlipNote

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 23, 2016 in How To Do Life
My favorite possession is overpriced at $8.00 yet to me is priceless.

The Dance of Relationship

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on July 22, 2016 in In Flux
Relationships are often compared to dancing. When partners are on the same page the dance looks easy and effortless. But what about a partner who constantly steps on your toes?