Essential Reads

Be a Hero

We’d all like to think that when we see something bad happening—a person injured in an accident or someone being assaulted— we would step forward to render aid.

The Peculiar Thought We Often Have When Facing Illness

Some of the psychological consequences of illness are obvious. This one, less so.

Working Better: Brain Science in Business

There are many brain science lessons that can be applied in organisations from sleep hygiene to managing stress to fostering creativity.
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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in Feeling It
Why your productivity may be making you less productive and what you should do instead—backed by science.

More Posts on Stress

Building Your Resilience - The Skills You Need

Resilience is a person’s capacity for stress-related growth, and there are two key aspects to resilience. The first is durability or hardiness and the second is bouncing back.

A Letter to Therapists: Beware of Financial Stress

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on May 30, 2016 in In Therapy
Despite all of our research and experience, the field of psychology continues to ignore an issue hidden in plain sight.

A Hot Mess

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on May 28, 2016 in Obesely Speaking
The thin line between psychic survival against all odds and systematic self-destruction.

How to Avoid Holiday Stress

The family holiday can be a nightmare for everybody. How can you maximize pleasure, fun and enjoyment and minimize frustration, tension and stress?

Does Your Workplace Drag You Down?

Do feel disrespected at work--and what can you do about it?

Mindful Working

What if you can change the dynamic so even in the midst of the stress, you stay calm and mindful? Shake off the stress with these 5 practices you can employ in your workplace.

Balancing the Commitment to Self and Other

Balancing the commitment to self and other is one of the hardest things we do in a long-term partnership, requiring on-going calibration.

10 Strategies to Fight Job Burnout

Taking time for self-care and compassion will actually save you time in the long run as well as prevent and fight job burnout.

3 Ways Men Hurt Themselves by Acting Tough

A new study shows that acting tough can take years off a man's life.

City Life and Mental Illness

Does the impact of living in disadvantaged neighborhoods last forever?

How Healthy Are You? Take this 10 Second Quiz

A quiz that leads you to 10 steps to better health

Get a Grip on Guilt in Three Simple Steps

Guilt is natural because your brain is designed to scan for threats, and social threats are survival threats to the brain we’ve inherited from earlier mammals.

Is There a Right to Grieve?

By Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in Good Mourning
Some losses simply are not recognized by others. How can we enfranchise disenfranchised grief?

Throat Clearing May Indicate Deception

Throat clearing along with an Adam’s apple jump indicates stress and anxiety.

4 Ways to Survive Unexpected Situations

Life throws unexpected things at us all the time. The four tips will help you survive unexpected stress—and maybe even come out ahead.

Flying the Stressful Skies

Airplane interiors are about the least hospitable places around, from a psychological perspective.

21 Ways to Reduce Mental Stress Using Your Phone's Camera

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on May 19, 2016 in In Practice
Simple ways to reduce your mental workload, and relieve the pressure of remembering and organizing.

For Kids with Pain, Attending School Can Help

Too many days at home can lead to worsening chronic pain. Helping kids find ways to be successful in school, even when pain may persist, is essential.

Do You Have a Micromanaging Boss?

Are you feeling overwhelmed at work? You may have a micromanaging boss.

Excessive Email Use and How to Curb It

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 19, 2016 in In Excess
Email use and excessive checking of emails has become an integral activity in many people's lives. This blog is my guide to curbing email use to make it more manageable.
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The Emotional Pain of Holding on to Yesterday

By Allison Carmen on May 18, 2016 in The Gift of Maybe
Three easy steps to begin letting go of our emotional pain caused by holding on to the past. Today has its own gifts if we are willing to be present.

Alexander Owens’ Fight Against Neurofibromatosis

To promote awareness of this tragic disease and to call attention to how it affects children and their families, May has been designated National Neurofibromatosis Month.

Are You Stressed Out and Exhausted?

Stress truly is the disease of the 21st century. Stress can affect all areas of our lives and yet most of us take stress for granted.

Stressed Out? Try Looking at Some Trees

When you’re feeling frazzled you might reach for a Xanax. Or a drink. Or you can take advantage of a natural and cost–free remedy: looking at trees. But why does it work?

Stress, Success And The Demise of Manhood

R.E.M. sang "It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine." But many men find their view of manhood and success crumbling, and it doesn't feel so "fine." Here's why.

Female, Over 50, and Over-qualified

Is the continued under-employment of professional women in a post-recession job market discriminatory, or an instance of institutionalized bullying?

Soaring Love or Plodding Relationship?

Soaring love transcends the limits of emotional habits and helps us become the most empowered and humane partners we can be.

Horses, Cows, and Fish: Their Rich and Deep Emotional Lives

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 11, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Comparative research on animal emotions is burgeoning and it's easy to learn what they want and need. The animals' agenda is to be treated with respect and dignity.

What Can We Do to Decrease Our Risk for Cancer?

The idea that cancer is fate and we are simple victims, is at best a half-truth.

The Day After Mother’s Day

By Eva Ritvo M.D. on May 08, 2016 in On Vitality
Mother’s Day should be a joyful celebration, and our mothers deserve a special day. But what about the day after Mother’s Day? What can neuroscience teach us about that?