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Over 50 and getting divorced? You’re not alone.
The unexpected benefits of random acts.
A wonderful YouTube channel for the whole family.
Signs and symptoms to look for.
12 questions to help you figure that out.
Turns out that’s a good thing. Here’s why.
Tips for enhancing meaning in your life.
If you need more than a single resolution to make this a great year, check out this video.
Skipping alcohol for 31 days has real health benefits.
Podcaster Jay Shetty discusses the five types of attraction.
Boundaries are a great way to ensure a joyous holiday event.
Insights about the choice of allowing teens a few sips of alcohol
Tips to help you actually enjoy the season.
Disrespect is a sign that your relationship is in trouble.
How to spot and cope with a pathological liar.
The benefits of gratitude and more.
Mel Robbins interviews Bestselling author Mel Shetty about his new book.
Recently diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
Great books touching on self-improvement and increasing productivity.
Six typical ways in which healthy relationships evolve.
Now who wouldn’t want that.
A great way to build friendships — and enhance intimacy
Beginning with three phrases you should never use.
As we’ve recently seen, hate can lead to unspeakably horrific acts.
They start with respect.
It’s a combination of three not-very-nice personality traits.
The trick is being able to offer constructive criticism.
The top five motivating factors.
Research reveals the value of simply reading for pleasure.
Not all people, or relationships, reach their potential.
10 ways to resist being manipulated by a narcissist.
They can be both psychological and physical.
Why we cry — and why that’s okay.
Tips for a thriving relationship over the long haul.
Resentment Is A Symptom. These may be the underlying cause.
Signs of stress and what to do about them.
Some tips to recognize that individuality.
How your life experiences shape your present behavior.
Tips for new mothers heading back into the work force after childbirth.
How to get back on track following a disagreement.
A New App For Digests Of Popular Books
Tips for handling the scary issue of change.
The benefits of mindfulness are many.
A feeling of anxiety may stem from a fear of death.
Tips for coping with depression on the job.
Letting go isn’t easy but it is doable.
But the fact is that self defense can prevent growth.
When one partner threatens self-harm of the other leaves.
It’s healthy to find joy in a friend’s success.
Why you may want to cut off all contact with an ex.
The answer is probably not what you think it is.
How childhood trauma can lead to adult over-reaction.
And what you need for a successful pursuit.
Traumatic events offer an opportunity to grow
Tips from Dr. Ramani
The qualities common in successful long-term relationship.
Self-sabotaging a relationship is possible. Here’s what you need to know.
Tips to help turn your children into independent adults.
Anxiety may be the real problem.
Unfortunately, yes – watch the video for a full discussion.
The nature vs. nurture debate continues.
Actually, there. may be a lot of harm.
How to turn small talk into a genuine conversation.
Trying playing together to deepen your relationship.
Yet another reason communication is critical.
Here’s a list to get you thinking.
Watch Esther Perel dive deep into this relevant topic.
Four important mistakes to avoid.
Developing habits to last a lifetime.
Exploring the concept of “differentiation.”
Mindfulness techniques for a healthier you.
It often manifests itself as an insecure attachment style.
Socializing is healthy. So make time for it!
Defusing conflict based on tips from the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Overcoming anxious attachment to form a deeper relationship.
It may have been based on your attachment style.
Relationships require work. Here’s where to start.
How over-consumption affects your body
Based on research from a nearly century-long study.
Watch as Anderson Cooper Interviews Prince Harry
It all begins with communication.
Culled from an interview with John Gottman.
The four stages from infatuation to settling down.
It all began with how you were treated as an infant.
A complex question that deserves your attention.
10 tips to help ensure peace in your relationship
Lewis Howes interviews Esther Perel
In this video, Esther Perel explores the subject.
Tips for recognizing an overreaction – and 10 ways to fight it.
A technique borrowed from business that can help couples.
Maybe identifying it will discourage it.
Lying just may be more complicated than you imagine.
How to cope with all-too-common holiday sadness.
It happens in relationships and in the workplace.
Encouraging deep relationships for a lifetime.
Four characteristics that strongly predict success.
Tips for getting a “yes” to your proposal.
Insights from renowned grief expert David Kessler.
A video that explores Imago Relational Therapy.
The key is practicing openness rather than avoidance.
Mindfulness actually affects the brain in surprising ways.
How past traumatic events can affect your romantic relationships.
And that’s especially true in regard to children.
How to overcome our involuntary reactions to perceived danger.
First off, is your partner a narcissist?
For both adults and children with ADHD.
Helping out starts with helping yourself.
Advice to avoid being overwhelmed at work.
Top books to help your kids deal with stress and anxiety.
How to lower the stress of dealing with email.
Behind every criticism is a wish, claims Esther Perel.
Some daily habits that just may improve your mental health.
Quite a checklist but one worth knowing.
Catching a virus is not some kind of moral failure.
How to react to the stress of the pandemic in positive ways.
The trick is to manage your flow of information. Here’s how.
The ill effects of toxic positivity.
Here are some things to look for.
The key is to rewire your brain — here’s how.
Watch Esther Perel explore this fascinating subject.
And it’s probably not what you think it is.
Tips for dealing with life’s uncertainties.
Seven signs you may never be fulfilled in your relationship.
Insights about self-regulation.
A few tips for coping when the holidays aren’t so joyous.
Advice from prominent therapists about work and career.
Verbal affirmations may be the key.
Identifying and dealing with racial trauma.
Recognizing your style of conflict resolution during the holidays.
20 books that may change your life.
Simple tips for making the holidays more enjoyable.
Signs and treatment of anxiety.
And what you can do about that.
Esther Perel’s insights about couples fighting.
A look at the sources of an existential crisis.
Tips for making new friends at any age.
An overview of the four adult attachment styles.
How to spot the signs of this abusive behavior.
A crucial element in happy long-term relationships
Another perspective on “true love”
Watch out for these expressions.
Red flags in relationships.
How to spot the warning signs.
The keys to creating an amazing love story.
Emotional responses to disease demand attention.
Seven types of ADD identified.
Verbal abuse, unfortunately, can “break bones.”
Yes, and here is a short video that makes the case.
The musician Mokita’s song colorblind captures the essence of depression.
What Causes It – How To End it.
Information on the Born This Way Foundation’s #BeKind21 campaign.
When you do, here are tips to help you survive.
A look at traits common to both successful and unsuccessful marriages.
Especially valuable advice during these troubled times.
Four ways to enhance the strength of your permanent commitment.
How to spot patterns of verbal abuse.
Including a summary of the Seven Fear Archetypes.
Tips to get back to in-person socializing — stress free.
Back-To-School Part 3: Back-To-School Tips For Anxious Kids… And Parents
Anxiety can hit parents and kids alike.
Back-To-School Part 2: Tips For A Stress-Free Return To School
Stress is natural. Here’s how to cope.
Back-To-School Part 1: How To Help Your Child Return To Old School Routines
The first day of school is coming fast.
There are ways to cope.
A little relationship work goes a long way.
Tips for assessing your relationship with alcohol.
The key character traits that contribute to psychological well-being.
New research confirms the wisdom of the Doctor’s advice from 75 years ago.
Emotional exhaustion is real and far-reaching.
Grounding techniques to cope with negative thoughts.
The characteristics of a narcissistic mother – and the possible effects on their daughters.
It’s called “invisible support.”
How to spot self-sabotaging behavior — and what to do about it.
How to tell if he was — and what effect that may have had on you.
Kids may feel anxious as pandemic restrictions subside. Here’s how to help.
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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