Essential Reads

5 Ways People Self-Sabotoge in Romance

Consider that there may be deeper forces operating between you and your partners--here are 5 common ways people self-sabotage in romance.

How to Read a Book a Week

By Peter Bregman on February 08, 2016 in How We Work
I was part of a cutting-edge conversation that was going on between great minds. Flash forward too many years, and I am now back in that conversation.

Seriously—Do You Have Someone Else’s Conscience?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 in Evolution of the Self
The question posed in this post’s title may sound almost nonsensical. How could you possibly be a victim of another’s conscience? Still, ask yourself: Is your super-ego tyrannical?

Donald Trump Will Make You Smarter

Donald Trump can make you more self-aware, empathic and humble. Who knew?

More Posts on Self-Help

New Behavioral Technologies For More Responsible Spending

By Eyal Winter on February 12, 2016 Feeling Smart
New behavioral technologies to reduce our spending and increase our saving.

5 Reasons to Stop Counting Calories

This month give the gift of freedom from math.

Seeking Validation Online Doesn’t Bring Real Happiness

Pressure to be socially accepted can affect the self-esteem of many social media users. If you are negative impacted by SM, it might be time to reevaluate how you want to use it.

Red and Valentine’s Day

Science should inform the colors you choose for Valentine's Day.

Navigating Grief: How to Cope

Let an expert help you cope with grief. It's okay to let people know you are struggling.

How Deep is Your Love?

Do you feel like you’re not enough? Is your Valentine’s Day doomed to be dismal? It doesn't have to. Find out what it means to right with yourself.

Lori Sylvester on Residential Treatment for Adolescent Girls

The future of mental health interview series continues with Lori Sylvester on residential treatment for adolescent girls.

An Advanced Happiness Skill

There are three parts to this Advanced Happiness Skill. One is to be passive. The second is to be detached. And the third is to observe.

Setting Your Money “Normal”

By Michael F. Kay on February 11, 2016 Financial Life Focus
When it comes to money, you have "normal" habits. But that doesn't make them effective, efficient or even appropriate.

When Is It Time to Stop Fixing Ourselves?

Self-help relies on our belief in our fundamental defectiveness. Self-acceptance, however, will never come by successfully fixing ourself. But it will come...

#100HappyDays

Find out what happens when you give happiness a chance for 100 days.

Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village

The Future of Mental Health interview series continues with Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village.

20 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Best Friends

Spending Valentine's Day with your best friend may be a lot more fun than trying to stage the "perfect" romantic evening with a date.

The Meaning of Life by Andrew McCarthy

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 Brick by Brick
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Pretty in Pink", Andrew McCarthy discusses the meaning of life and how "uncomfortable" isn't a bad thing.

Jackee Holder on Life Coaching and Emotional Health

The future of mental health interview series continues with Jackee Holder on life coaching, self-coaching, and emotional health.

Jerod McBrayer’s Stinging Truth

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 Brick by Brick
Jerod McBrayer shares his experience with mental illness and the reasoning behind his band's new album, which reflects a 12-Step recovery program.

Love and the Fear of Loss

Love is magnificent to experience and incredibly painful to lose. This very reality may leave you guarded against love; but you have the power to open back up to it.

What is the Formula for Authentic Living?

The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives.

Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

The future of mental health interview series continues with Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

Do You Accept the Gift?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 Your Wise Brain
Focus on what others communicate, and try to receive that as a valuable offering. Open your mind to the good that is implicit or down deep in the other person.

What is Your Partner’s Relationship Attachment Style?

In romantic relationship, most couples have degrees of four attachment styles. What are yours and your partner's?

Feelings are Facts

A feeling is not right or wrong. It just is. Feelings are facts.

Thick as Thieves?

Loyal, trusting, and trustworthy friends are the ones whose eyes you should strive to see yourself. Friends can offer love and support to you when you cannot offer it to yourself

7 Steps to Breaking Free of a Controlling Partner

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 Friendship 2.0
Here's how to figure out what to do when you discover your partner meets the criteria.

What James Bond Teaches Us About Life

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 05, 2016 The Act of Violence
What can we learn about toughness from James Bond? Use these five tools for more mental and physical stamina.

How to Meet and Confer With Your Child

When was the last time you embraced your adult child and told him or her they are loved? Do they know you respect them and hold them in high regard? Do you listen for feelings?

Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center

The future of mental health interview series continues with Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center.

Combating Stigma Associated with Mental Illness

Often dealing with stigma by the mentally ill involves expectations for other, non-mentally ill people to change. This article examines practical steps to overcome stigma.

Working With the Shadow

What if our yearning for the light is keeping us from what we most long for? What if the healing and treasure we seek is hiding in the shadows?

Enough of Mindfulness Already

You have probably been exposed to the flood of self-help articles recommending the virtues of mindfulness.