Values are what bring distinction to your life. You don't find them, you choose them. And when you do, you're on the path to fulfillment.
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Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D.
For years psychologists have been using visual imagery to help people improve their lives. Now you can learn the best methods that will make visualization effective for you.
Does anxiety ever stop you from achieving what you want? Here is a useful way to know when or when not to push through the anxiety.
Do you fumble from relationship to relationship wondering why you can't find a match? Here are several steps that will teach you how to create a deeper connection.
If you have trouble doing things you know you should, use these four steps to get motivated.
This simple exercise can reduce the intrusive thoughts and mind wandering that causes a lot of people to give up on meditation before they ever get to experience the benefits.
Why are we so inclined to lie to our partners when trusting relationships are what we crave most?
People invest so much in their relationships that it can be hard to know when to stop trying and just let it go. Here are 4 signs that indicate it's time to move on.
We all crave support and validation, but some types of support can sabotage what someone really wants. Learn the difference and become a much better friend.
Negative people can drain your energy and take you down with them. When you can't escape, use this subtle tactic to shift their attention to more positive topics.
Do you wonder what happened to the parter you once adored? See how learning to shift your attention can bring back the loving feelings in your relationship.
Do you self-justify relationship sabotaging behavior by labeling it as normal? If you want your relationship to last, here's how to transform normal to great.
For many, giving up on their desires, hopes and dreams is preferable to coping with disappointment. Learn 3 ways to stop the fear of disappointment from limiting you.
Goals are what we use to create our life on purpose but more often than not we set goals then give up. Learn how to stop sabotaging your efforts and set yourself up for success.
The one thing worse than ending a relationship with someone you love, it is hating yourself on top of it. Learn how to regain your self-respect and confidence.
People with problems managing their anger are often the last to know how damaging their anger can be to those around them. Learn how to increase your awareness and self-control.
We all know critical self-talk is damaging but the positive things we don't say to ourselves can do just as much damage.
Changing how you feel is easier than you think. Learn how to shift your attention and improve your emotional well-being.
Do you know what you need to do in order to be happy? Here are 5 essential activities that if done regularly will bring about positive emotional well-being.
Shyness can sabotage your personal and professional life. These strategies will help you reduce your anxiety and improve your social skills.
People who set New Year's Resolutions are more likely to achieve change than those who don't. Learn how to effectively set the right type of goals to maximize your success.
These four common patterns of thinking can sabotage your dating life. Here's what you can do to change them.
Chronic insecurity is toxic to your relationships. You can learn to stop the sinking feeling of insecurity and regain your sense of well-being.
Do you fear expressing negative emotions because you don't want to cause conflict? Here are three steps to help you effectively express yourself and improve your relationships.
When someone you trust betrays you, it cuts to the core of your emotional soul. These four important steps will help you rebuild trust in a relationship.
Four little known reasons why it can be hard to change your thinking, even when you know you should.
Do you ever wish you could just be yourself? Learn the importance of socially intelligent self-expression.
Life throws unexpected things at us all the time. The four tips will help you survive unexpected stress—and maybe even come out ahead.
There are three words in the English language that represent your psychological self-concept. How you use them on a day-to-day basis can determine the course of your life.
Negative self-talk can seriously damage your self-esteem and impair your quality of life. Learn how to free yourself of the inner critic.
Psychology Today reader Christine Medina decided to try one simple exercise to improve her self-esteem for 30 days. Read about her journey and decide if you should try it too.
Jennice Vilhauer, Ph.D., is the Director of Emory University’s Adult Outpatient Psychotherapy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the School of Medicine.