Essential Reads

5 Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

... including the truth about rebound relationships.

Lessons From the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

How to fix your problems from the inside-out

What Seinfeld Understood About Motivation and Psychology

Jerry Seinfeld's amazing advice on motivation and productivity.

Why I Can't..... or Why Can't I?

The beliefs we carry write the script of our life.

Recent Posts on Self-Help

Can Orange Glasses Improve Sleep Quality? Testing it Out

By Jordan Gaines Lewis on April 28, 2015 in Brain Babble
Can orange-tinted glasses improve sleep quality by blocking out blue light? I did an experiment.

Your Anxiety Might Be a Healthy Sign

There is certainly a reason for all that anxiety you are feeling; but it may not be what you fear. Instead of being a symptom of something wrong, it might mean that your body is working well and trying to tell you something. It might mean that you need to slow down.

Something Becomes Important Because We’re Paying Attention

By Gretchen Rubin on April 27, 2015 in The Happiness Project
It’s our listening that makes a conversation important; it’s our vision that makes a masterpiece; it’s our love that makes a face stand out from the crowd.

10 Ways to Build Trust Remotely

Are people who work remotely less worthy of your trust? Is it possible to build strong trusting working relationships with people you can't see? Are people who work remotely less worthy of your trust? Is it possible to build strong trusting working relationships with people you can't see?

The Wisdom of Our Elders

Good news: we can employ ordinary measures for mood improvement and to fight against anxiety, depression, and stress. My conclusion from working with nursing home residents is that feeling better does not usually require a miracle, just careful management of the mundane elements of our lives.

My Sunday Morning With Mental Health Advocates

I wanted to spend our time hearing the thoughts of those who attended, families and patients, about they believed stood in the way of improving mental health services and what we could do about it

10 Signs Your Co-Worker / Colleague is a Narcissist

The Mayo Clinic research group defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance. At the workplace, a pathologically narcissistic co-worker can be annoying and frustrating at best, and a serious threat to your career at worst. Here are ten signs that your colleague might be a narcissist...

How to Prepare for Life Changes

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on April 25, 2015 in In Flux
Change is inevitable. Sometimes change comes about that we need to respond to and this may require putting our own plans on hold. Sometimes we decide that we need to change course in our lives because what we had been doing is not working for us. Here are some basic points and tools to help us prepare for change.

What Is the Optimally Efficient Gap Between Study Sessions?

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on April 25, 2015 in Memory Medic
Learning success depends on when you study.

Spinster is the New Black

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on April 25, 2015 in Living Single
Single people are having a moment. Articles are popping up everywhere about ways of living fully and joyfully outside of marriage and nuclear families. Suddenly, spinster is the new black. The question is, who gets to wear it?

The Problem With People-Pleasing

By Kristi Pikiewicz PhD on April 24, 2015 in Meaningful You
Do you bend over backwards to make everyone else happy? Then why are you so lonely? Here's why being a people pleaser is a losing long-term strategy.

How a Health Crisis Becomes a Gift

A health crisis or any personal roadblock can feel overwhelming, make you angry or frustrated. But, let's look how to turn it into an opportunity.

The Secret to Well-Being

Finding one's happiness is each individual’s personal adventure, but research can provide some guidance. Find out what science tells us is the key to finding your happiness and learn the five essential elements that lead to well-being.

How to be Healthy: Grandma’s Advice May Be Best After All!

We live in a fast-paced world, and new wellness information comes out constantly. Each day, a new list of foods to have and to avoid gets published, dismissing what was said before. But if we look closer at current trends, we find that many health practices from 100 years ago still have a lot of intrinsic value today. Turns out grandma's advice may be the best after all.

5 Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

How do you recover from one of the most painful life experiences?

How Well Do You Understand Your Emotions?

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on April 24, 2015 in The Squeaky Wheel
How tuned in are you to your emotions?

6 Magic Questions to Unlock the Meaning of Your Dreams

Drop the dream dictionary and look within to understand the messages being shared by your dreams.

Making Room for the Now

By Sheila Weinstein on April 23, 2015 in What Do I Do Now?
Discarding things from the past makes room for today.

Is Your Workplace Stressing You Out?

Being constantly stressed out is so universal in America that many laborers have accepted it as unpleasant, but a way of life. Remember, you are not powerless, and the biggest changes in life can sprout from a small change in self. Take charge of your life by following these steps to alleviate some stress.

Lessons From the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Do you live by the philosophy of Outside-In or Inside-Out? Love or hate the show, there’s some first rate psychological wisdom in it.

What’s Your Pressure Style?

How do you perform under pressure? Your pressure style might be holding you back or downgrading your results.

Rocket Science for Space Cadets

By Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. on April 21, 2015 in The Gift of ADHD
If you take your "unrealistic" ideas and remind yourself the stakes are high for following through and focus on completion, you can make your own reality. Stop shooting yourself in the foot by pretending the stakes are not high.

Life Lessons from My 100-Year-Old Grandmother

The inspiration for this week’s blog is the 100th birthday of my beautiful grandmother. She has been an ongoing reminder in my life that all things are possible when you believe in yourself, and it's never, ever too late to grow, change, or create a new life chapter.

Are Souls Like Athletes...

By Gretchen Rubin on April 21, 2015 in The Happiness Project
The seven storey mountain is the mountain of Purgatory that must be climbed to reach Paradise.

4 Lifestyle Changes That Will Boost Your Mental Health

When we seek help for a mental health condition, we can expect to hear about various medications and treatment options, but what’s often missing from the conversation is any talk of lifestyle changes.

What Seinfeld Understood About Motivation and Psychology

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D. on April 20, 2015 in The New You
There aren’t many life lessons that haven’t been covered in Seinfeld: in the show’s nine year run it covered difficult parents, relationships, alternate-side parking, muffin tops, shower pressure, and the ethics of double dipping—to name a few. But Jerry Seinfeld, the real person, had another life lesson to offer off the air to one aspiring comic.

Why I Can't..... or Why Can't I?

Our beliefs and thoughts impact our lives more than any relationship.It would be wise to evaluate how we came to them and whether they truly serve us.

How A Dog Can Change Your Life

No matter how lowly the cur has been treated, they always bounce back to loving someone who treats them with kindness and gives them a little food. But I totally get that, because I’m kind of the same way.

Check Your Weapons at the Door

Forget nukes - our words can be the most dangerous of all.