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It may not be as easy as you think.
When victims defend their abusers.
Sadly, it’s a repeated cycle of abuse, devaluation and positive reinforcement.
How to use personal affirmations to reduce anxiety
An online event recorded so you can watch at any time.
Absolutely — and here’s why.
Helping couples understand these common behavioral tendencies.
Tips for helping kids deal with difficult situations.
Basically, they’re stressed out, and here’s why.
And what to do about it
Alcohol consumption has sky-rocketed during the pandemic. Here’s why that’s not good.
Tips to make the most of life’s transitions
Tips to help your kids resume normal activities and return to school
Tips for creating a healthy family environment
Indicators to watch for – and tips to combat loneliness
Insights about the many forms of loss during the pandemic
Tips to ease back into normal social interaction
The key is resilience
Grieving is necessary to heal
In a word — it’s intimacy
A lesson derived from clear communication
Tips to help you beat insomnia
A question that should be explored, and here’s why
Submit questions by March 10, 2020 to participate in an online project
Common-sense ideas that may pay off in the long run
Modeling a healthy reaction to stress helps your kids in the long run
Tips for explaining the situation if a relative is ill
Tips for parents to encourage “unstructured play”
Especially valuable if you have kids at home remote-learning
Dealing with pandemic-induced economic stress
10 habits that may be holding you back.
Tips for reviving a relationship that may have been hampered by the pandemic.
Virtual dating can work — here’s how
A few tips to lower your anxiety.
Demi Lovato and her battle with depression and consequent suicidal thoughts.
Racism can involve trauma that needs to be addressed in order to heal.
As if dealing with the coronavirus itself isn’t hard enough, a staggering number of people are also dealing with a side effect of the pandemic: job loss.
Spending 24/7 with your partner during the pandemic? What could go wrong? Actually, plenty.
A list of 10 children’s books recommended by psychologists that will help comfort your kids in these trying times.
Kids of all ages are feeling stress and anxiety in response to the pandemic. Here are six tips to help them cope.
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.
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.
While children are often responding to these strange times in negative ways, there are positive steps teachers can take to help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 HuffPost.com, has an insightful article on this exact subject.
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.
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.”
Are people in couples truly addicted to each other?
Self-compassion helps us move beyond blame and toward appreciation
Increase your brain’s creativity, energy and focus
A recent study discovered two factors that characterize resilient people
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