On Happiness

Sep 22, 2017 by

The field of Positive Psychology emerged about twenty years ago and has expanded as more psychologists and neuroscientists are...

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Mindfulness-Based Eating Aware...

May 4, 2017 by

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness  We all eat – and we all eat mindlessly at times.  We might be in a hurry, socializing, or...

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Healthy Boundaries

Nov 6, 2016 by

Having healthy boundaries is vital to our sense of well-being.  If you are often uncomfortable with another person’s treatment of...

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Attachment Styles

May 21, 2016 by

The kind of attachment we form with our primary caregiver(s) when we are infants can have a great impact on our future...

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How to Handle a Difficult Chil...

Feb 22, 2016 by

Parents sit down together and talk about which behaviors need to be modified and what the consequences will be for each of these...

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Neuroplasticity: How to Change...

Aug 26, 2015 by

       Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, is an umbrella term that encompasses both synaptic...

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Seven Deadly Habits and Seven ...

Mar 21, 2015 by

Seven Deadly Habits and the Seven Caring Habits for Relationships   The following list of Deadly Habits and Caring Habits are from...

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Narcissistic Personality Disor...

Oct 6, 2014 by

The word narcissistic comes from the Greek myth about a young man named Narcissus, who was the son of the river god Cephissus and the...

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Using Your Wise Mind

Sep 27, 2014 by

We are all capable of experiencing wisdom in our lives.  Wise Mind is a core dialectical behavior therapy concept.  DBT was...

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The Four Immeasurables in Budd...

May 26, 2014 by

Central to Buddhist spiritual practice is a deep appreciation of the present moment and the possibilities that exist in the present...

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Emotional Styles: Outlook

May 25, 2014 by

In his book, “The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How its unique patterns affect the way you think, feel and live – and how you can...

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Dimensions of Reality

Jan 19, 2014 by

Existentialists distinguish four basic dimensions of human existence: the physical, social, psychological and spiritual. In each of...

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Clearing Your Mental Clutter

Aug 19, 2013 by

Pay attention to your inner voices – do they create anxiety and agitation? Try slowing your mind down and separating each dialogue...

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What Personal Attributes Will ...

Jul 18, 2013 by

#1. Self-Awareness: Awareness of our own feelings and the ability to use this awareness as a guide in the decision-making process;...

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Upward and Downward Comparison...

Jul 18, 2013 by

In the past, before the advent of television, the internet, and other forms of media, we did not have so many people to whom we could...

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Communication Tips

Apr 1, 2013 by

When we think about communication, we usually think about speaking, but being a good listener is as important as being a good speaker....

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Life After Trauma

Mar 20, 2013 by

Life After Trauma   Are you a victim of a traumatic event that continues to impact your life, or from which you seem unable to...

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Happiness and Negativity

Mar 12, 2013 by

We all imagine that if we are more positive in our thoughts and deeds, we will be happier, but this is not necessarily true. ...

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The Four Horsemen of the Apoca...

Mar 12, 2013 by

John Gottman’s “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”*  Criticism: attacking your partner’s personality or character because you...

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A Healthy Brain

Feb 15, 2013 by

Did you know that the composition of your brain is 80% water?  It is also much more delicate than you think.  If you find that your...

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Are you SAD

Feb 15, 2013 by

If you are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (depression and lethargy during the winter months) DO NOT TAKE...

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Antidepressants and the Placeb...

Feb 15, 2013 by

More than ten percent of Americans aged 12 and older are now taking antidepressants.  I find this fact to be outrageous!  Why? ...

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