Essential Reads

What Makes Your Introversion Unique? 17 Ways to Tell

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on December 06, 2016 in Evolution of the Self
There are several ways to distinguish one introvert from another. All the same, this personality trait can be extremely tricky to define, for it embodies multiple dimensions.

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?

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What I Tell Anyone Who Wants to be a Life Coach

By John Kim, LMFT on December 07, 2016 in The Angry Therapist
You want to be a life coach?

The 5-Question Holiday Relationship Test

Gain some insight into your relationship over the holidays by asking yourself these questions.

Feeling Blah? Here's How to See Your World with Fresh Eyes

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on December 07, 2016 in Think, Act, Be
Rather than missing out on our life, we can experience anything as though for the first time.

Are You Doing Too Much?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 07, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Sometimes you have to give up the rewards of a new thing for the greater rewards of making some space in your life.

9 Holiday Resolutions for Sanity, Safety, and Joy

By Meg Selig on December 06, 2016 in Changepower
Why wait for the New Year to make a vow to change? To give yourself the gifts of comfort, joy, and sanity, try these 9 Holiday Resolutions on for size.

Caring for Others

5 steps you can use to move away from negative frustration into more positive actions and attention. Walk away and reject negativity to become kinder and more empathetic naturally.

A Simple Trick to Turn Holiday Pain Into Pleasure

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on December 06, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
It is free, fast and doesn’t involve medication

The Only Way to Stop Verbal Abuse

The only effective way to put an end to particular instances of verbal abuse is to call out the abuser on each occasion.

Even If You Fail....So What?

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.

How Dreams of Deceased Loved Ones Affect the Dreamers

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.

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

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.