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Fighting With Your Spouse? You’re Not Alone.

Spending 24/7 with your partner during the pandemic? What could go wrong? Actually, plenty.

Books To Ease Your Kids’ Anxiety

A list of 10 children’s books recommended by psychologists that will help comfort your kids in these trying times.

Six Tips For Comforting Your Kids In Trying Times

Kids of all ages are feeling stress and anxiety in response to the pandemic. Here are six tips to help them cope.

Prayer In Response To The Pandemic

Search volume for the term “prayer” surged 50% during February-March, 2020 as the pandemic raged worldwide. Here’s a look at how and why people pray in times of crisis.

How To Fight The Holiday Blues

Just to cap off 2020 —probably the strangest year of most of our lives — most of us are celebrating the holidays with far fewer members of our extended families. This is having a predictable result: loneliness. Here are some tips for fighting the holiday blues.

8 Ways Teachers Can Help Students In These Strange Times

While children are often responding to these strange times in negative ways, there are positive steps teachers can take to help.

Justin Bieber And The Cost Of Fame

How would it feel to be the most searched-for person in the world on Google? You might ask Justin Bieber to answer those questions because he has held that ranking at times. But there are drawbacks to fame, discussed in depth in Bieber’s new YouTube docuseries Seasons.

Do You Have Family Members Taking Covid Risks?

It may be hard to believe but here’s one more issue creating divisiveness among families: Covid safety precautions. Here are five tips to handle a conversation about a potentially contentious subject.

Six Tips For Some Much Needed Self Care

In the aftermath of the election, there is one thing we can all agree on — it has been a long, hard-fought path to the White House. It’s time for a time-out, and some self-care for ourselves and our communities. The solution? Try these six science-backed ways to give ourselves a break.

Can We Cross The Bridge Of Our Political Divide?

Does it seem like the presidential election was ages ago? It just might, especially as new state-mandated restrictions are in place in response to an increase in Covid-19-related hospitalizations. But political tensions remain, and are likely to take center stage again.

Have You Heard of Agoraphobia?

It’s a type of anxiety disorder that leads you to fear and avoid places or situations that might cause you to have a negative reaction. No surprise — an uptick in agoraphobia has been noted as the Covid-19 pandemic wears on.

Little Relief After Election, According to New Survey

So, now that the election is over, are you feeling better? If not, rest assured you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), the vast majority of Americans did anything but breathe a big sigh of relief.

For Families Torn Apart by Politics, Election Fallout Is Just Beginning.

Are some members of your family on one side of the political spectrum, while others are on the opposite side? Welcome to family life in America, 2020. Brittany Wong, writing on, has an insightful article on this exact subject.

Are You Feeling Socially Isolated?

With millions of people now working from home, catching up with friends on Zoom meetings and even visiting their older relatives through the safety of a glass window, feelings of isolation are predictably on the rise.

Are We All Becoming Socially Awkward?

A little-known side effect of quarantining during the pandemic: “It seems adults deprived of consistent and varied peer contact can get just as clumsy at social interactions as inexperienced kids.”

This Is Your Brain On Love

Are people in couples truly addicted to each other?

Living Through Adversity with Self-Compassion

Self-compassion helps us move beyond blame and toward appreciation

Make Your Brain Smarter

Increase your brain’s creativity, energy and focus

Why Some People Are More Resilient Than Others

A recent study discovered two factors that characterize resilient people

Blog courtesy of Psychology Today.

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