On the same day as 20 children and five teachers were murdered in Connecticut, 22 children in a Chinese elementary school were stabbed but none died. Male violent fantasies are common and are nurtured by violent games and media but seldom enacted, too seldom to be predicted. Easy access to assault weapons means a high death rate and the only solution is to limit access.
Those who feel too little pain of paying are called ‘spendthrifts’ while those who feel too much pain of paying are referred to as ‘tightwads’. However, people who feel anxious when spending money (tightwads) may actually be happier than those who do not feel negative emotions (spendthrifts) when making a purchase.
Our ability to protect those we love from tragedies like mass killings is severely limited. We must be able pursue gun control without embarking upon a “War on Guns” to evade traumatic feelings and vulnerabilities that we need to own and face.
Following the Connecticut school shooting we may feel overwhelmed by fear, anxiety, anger, or a sense of meaninglessness. Learn how to restore emotional safety with these skills from Mindfulness and Positive Psychology.
By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on December 15, 2012 in Just Listen
Obama loses face as a politician and emerges as a heartfelt leader. But can he keep it up?
Yesterday President Obama took the stage not just as Commander in Chief, but Consoler in Chief, and that responsibility was not lost on him.
It’s that time of year when decorations abound, heaps of joy and best wishes are passed around fully, and mass consumerism saves the year—for our retailers. But in this season of holiday cheer something weird seems to be happening to many of us.
Having children write down what they remember about the deceased and sharing it in regular family meetings is one way of following these changes and helping children understand that what they are experiencing is appropriate.
Many of the surviving children will have witnessed bloodshed and others around the nation may see images and videos of it on television. Here are some guidelines for parents struggling with the issue of how to help their children and families.
Many of us, without knowing it, enter into close relationships with people who fit the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. The findings from a new study can help you (or someone you know) cope with this challenging condition.
An unspeakable tragedy occurred in Newtown, Connecticut today. Twenty-seven innocent people—young children and their teachers—were killed at an elementary school where no one ever thought violence like this could occur, ever. What can we do about it?
The very fact that “school shooting” has entered our vocabulary should leave a taste of horror in our mouths when we pronounce the words. The loss of life we experience as a nation every time something like this happens is more deafening than the sound of a gunshot.
Fear has been a common theme in the discussion of concussions in athletes – particularly in our youth. The conversation surrounding concussions must change from one of fear, doom and gloom to one of resilience, recovery, safety and hope.
Participatory democracy doesn't have to be slow and crazy-making! If every person in an organization knows they matter and their needs count, then it's much easier for them to delegate decision-making.