Essential Reads

Why a Drained Brain Makes Bad Decisions

By David DiSalvo on August 22, 2016 in Neuronarrative
The brain is an energy hog that uses 15-20% of the body’s circulating blood glucose each day, and that energy isn't insignificant when it comes to making sound decisions.

How to Refer a Loved One for Counseling After a Disaster

By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in To Heal and Carry On
Are you worried your loved one may need professional help? Here's how to know and how to help.
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Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress

While there’s no way for you to avoid stress entirely, you can use it to your advantage and harness its energy to create meaningful artistic expressions.

Burned Out on the Job? New Research Shows Why

27.8% of Americans "burn out" on the job. Here's why.

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9 Hidden Habits That Make Us Miserable at Work

By Nick Tasler on August 24, 2016 in Strategic Thinking
Want to be happier at work? Pick one of these habits to break.

10 Strategies to Try When You’re Sick of Being Sick

After fifteen years of chronic illness and writing a book titled "How to Be Sick," I still can feel sick of being sick.

The Neurobiology Behind Breakups

By Rhonda Freeman Ph.D. on August 19, 2016 in NeuroSagacity
The brain's process of detaching from a romantic relationship.

Perinatal Difficulties

Perinatal anxiety and depression: Time to bring it out of the shadows.
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Who Are You?

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on August 18, 2016 in In Control
Angst, stress, and inner torment can arise when the goals of different mes are incompatible or even oppositional.

CIA Torture Techniques Harm Interrogators As Well

Torture used as an interrogation device can have severe, long-lasting effects.
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When Work Can Be Damaging To Your Health

Companies should, through well-trained managers, pay attention to the behavior of their employees.
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Eight Traits of People With Healthy Self-Esteem

Heightened self-esteem comes about by continuing to take those baby steps, then making small decisions and seeing small results.

"Same Head Every Day"

Brainlock is our way of describing the neurological/physiological-meets-individual/social/contextual factors that underlie and sustain irrelationship.

Clashes in Class: Tech Culture & Chronic Stress

Is chronic stress silently wearing you down? As a first generation white collar worker, these tips will get you back on track!

Athletes and Performing Artists: They're All Around You

This is an exciting moment when organizations and structures are increasingly connecting the performance issues and mental skills of both athletes and performing artists.

Mental Health Assistance Made Easier

Last year, self-help/mental health apps were approved by the psychological and psychiatric communities as feasible supplements to clinical therapy and medications.

Natural Remedies for… Pain?

Is your chronic pain starting to wear you down? Natural remedies may be of help.

Back to School, Back to Stress: 5 Tips for Autism Parents

For many parents of children with autism and special needs, the days and weeks leading to “Back to School” can be extremely nerve-wracking.

Mental Illness and Violence

The psychotic killer may make a great Halloween costume, but in real life, they're surprisingly rare.
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Warming and Cooling With Color

Color has power, and it can be harnessed for good!

What Trump Doesn't Know That Any Commander in Chief Should

By Nancy Sherman Ph.D. on August 04, 2016 in Afterwar
Military families go to war vicariously with their service member and the grief and moral injury are the hidden casualties of war. Any future commander in chief should know this.

Transgender Homeless Youth Victimized by Shelter System

Housing discrimination remains a concern for homeless transgender youth.
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What to Expect From Grief

You're not losing your mind; you're just grieving.

How to Beat Self-Doubt

How to get past your insecurities become your best self.

Should I Call Myself Unemployed?

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on August 01, 2016 in The Next Step
Do you avoid calling yourself unemployed? That may be for good reason...

4 Ways to Set and Keep Your Personal Boundaries

Setting boundaries does not always come easily, but these four ways will help you draw healthy lines.

How to be Resilient During Election Season

Are you upset by this year's presidential campaign rhetoric?

Quick Tips to Manage 6 Common Stressors

Here are six of the most common stressors along with quick tips to help you boost your stress resilience.

The Wedding Season Friendship Strain (And How to Avoid It)

Planning a wedding? Read this before announcing your wedding party.

The Importance of Our Time Perspective

We are all responsible for our actions – and our reactions. But equally important are our inactions, the action we chose not to take...

Are You Overcommitted?

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on July 30, 2016 in Inner Source
Is overcommitment wearing you out and causing illness? There are steps you can take to rebalance

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 30, 2016 in CBT and Me
When everyday worries turn into intense anxiety, these strategies based on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can help.

Speed Limits: Safe Driving – or Driver Mis-Education?

By John Staddon, Ph.D. on July 30, 2016 in Adaptive Behavior
The US traffic-control is inefficient and dangerous