Essential Reads

Stress Can Do This Strangely Positive Thing to You

By Ian H. Robertson Ph.D. on November 28, 2016 in The Stress Test
Is there an upside to stress?

The Teacher Burnout Epidemic, Part 1 of 2

Teacher burnout is an international epidemic. How is burnout affecting teachers, and why?

Tips to Survive Thanksgiving in Post-Election Turmoil

By Mark O'Connell L.C.S.W.- R. on November 22, 2016 in Quite Queerly
How can we get through Thanksgiving without harming anyone or being harmed? We must keep our expectations low, and our goals specific. Try to connect over being right.

The Truth About Lying

By Stuart Shanker DPhil on November 22, 2016 in Self-Reg
Lying is the quintessential example of misbehaviour, but confabulating is a stress behaviour.

More Posts on Stress

Crush Holiday Stress: Have a Better Than Perfect Holiday

Want to crush the stress of the holidays? Here's how to have a better than perfect holiday season!

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?

Top Tips for Festive-Season Survival

By Atalanta Beaumont on December 02, 2016 in Handy Hints for Humans
These tips will help you get through the holidays.

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.

Use Holidays to Boost Your Relationship, Not Stress It Out

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Joyful Parenting
Here are some research-based ways people can not just protect a partnership from holiday stress, but also use the holidays to make it even stronger.

Trauma Documented Three Decades After Chernobyl Disaster

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Talking About Trauma
To this day, those affected by the explosion continue to struggle, living in fear of long-lasting consequences such as birth defects and contaminated foods.

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.

6 Ways Holiday Visits Can Stress You Out

Do holiday visits with the family wear you out? You might have covert aggressors in your midst.

Recovering From PTSD With the Right Help

By Eric Newhouse on November 29, 2016 in Invisible Wounds
I personally know the exhilaration of sitting atop a mountain peak in Montana. Building positive memories like this are important in overriding the memories of trauma.

Staying Calm

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in How To Do Life
Tips for being less reactive in response to annoyances
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'Tis the Season to Stay Calm

By Dora Calott Wang M.D. on November 28, 2016 in The Kitchen Shrink
Expecting people to change is unrealistic—especially during Christmas dinner.

No Partner, No Worries: New Study of Psychological Health

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 27, 2016 in Living Single
The authors predicted a hierarchy of well-being, with married people at the top, then cohabiters, then daters, with unpartnered singles at the bottom. That’s not what they found.

Help! My College Kid Is Driving Me Crazy

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on November 26, 2016 in Social Lights
How do we know when our kids are back at home?

What Stress Can Do to You: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." — William James
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Happy Holiday Parenting

By Yamalis Diaz Ph.D. on November 24, 2016 in Parenting Challenges 101
Nothing dampens holiday joy like tantrums, arguments, and a bad case of “I want." Use these strategies to manage challenging child behavior over the holidays.

Talking Politics Over Turkey?

Thinking about talking politics on Thanksgiving? Or not? These strategies may help you.
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Holiday Expectations and Stress

By Susan Noonan MD on November 22, 2016 in View From the Mist
Overwhelmed by the thought of the upcoming holidays?

How Writing Can Save Your Career

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on November 22, 2016 in Career Transitions
If traditional solutions to workplace stress aren't working anymore, try writing. You may be surprised at what you learn about yourself and your work.

Mindfulness Quiets Unhelpful Thoughts

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on November 21, 2016 in Urban Survival
A new study finds that mindfulness helps people with depression think more clearly and pay less attention to negative, irrelevant thoughts.

What’s Wrong with Wanting Things to Be Perfect?

What is wrong with wanting things to be perfect? Nothing, unless it is hurting you.

Mindful Holiday Hack: Schedule in the Downtime

The busy holiday season is in full swing. Here's a simple way to enjoy and savor.

A Laughing Matter

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on November 19, 2016 in Your Future Self
Comedians deserve deep, heartfelt gratitude. They’re not just funny. We actually need them.

Stressed Out? Take a Hike!

Is your life wearing you out? A completely free, accessible cure is just a few steps away.

The Benefits of Adversity

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on November 18, 2016 in A Sideways View
How do you react when things go wrong? Some say we learn nothing from success but a lot from failure.

Going to College With Bipolar Disorder - Part I

By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on November 17, 2016 in Bipolar You
The first half of a two-part blog post pertaining to the issues and challenges faced by college-bound high school students with bipolar disorder.

Chimpanzees Get by With a Little Help From Their Friends

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 17, 2016 in Animal Emotions
The Beatles claimed we get by with a little help from our friends, and recent research on wild chimpanzees shows this is so. Friends and family help to reduce social stress.

Progress and Vulnerability: Difficult Companions

By Rick Miller LICSW on November 16, 2016 in Unwrapped
A simple reminder as we navigate an increasingly complex world: When we fully inhabit ourselves, outside forces cannot find space to move in.

5 Ways to Stop Catastrophizing

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on November 16, 2016 in Friendship 2.0
In anxiety-ridden times, it is easy to begin believing the absolute worst-case scenario. Here's how to stay strong and fight it.

Toilet Paper, AAA Batteries, and a Clear Mind

Here's how to de-clutter your mind, and never run out of toilet paper again.

3 Tips for Managing Post-Election Emotions

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on November 15, 2016 in Eating Mindfully
Are you struggling with your emotions in the wake of the presidential election? Here are 3 tips to help you cope.