Essential Reads

Why We Need to Address Mean Girl Behavior Early and Often

By Katie Hurley, LCSW on January 16, 2018 in Worry-Free Kids
Do mean girls leaving a lasting impact?

Does the Flu Trick People into Being Sociable?

From an evolutionary perspective, a virus that manipulates its host’s behavior so as to get into as many bodies as possible could be selected. The flu may be such a virus ...

Post-Traumatic Growth and Post-Traumatic Stress Can Coexist

By Christopher Bergland on January 14, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
We commonly associate PTSD with natural disasters. Surprisingly, a new study reports that personal growth can coexist with post-traumatic stress in the years following.

Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live

A new book takes us into the consulting room through stories in warm and clear prose.

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11 Tips to Fuel Personal Growth

How I applied 11 simple practices from Kate Hanley's new book, "How to be a Better Person" to fuel my personal growth.

3 Tips to Reduce Stress for Better Brain Health

Learn 3 simple strategies to feel less stressed and maximize memory!

How Free-Market Capitalism is Feeding Economic Inequality

By Ray Williams on January 15, 2018 in Wired for Success
While there have been many benefits from capitalism, increasingly, it has mostly benefited large corporations and wealthy individuals and it is feeding income inequality.

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Mental Health

This time of year is marked by the making of (and breaking of) resolutions. Set yourself up for success this year.

Stories That Heal Primal Wounds

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on January 15, 2018 in Moral Landscapes
Primally wounded people often feel betrayed by their selves, their bodies, their weaknesses. Stories can jar us loose when we get mired in these traps.

Solitary Confinement: Torture, Pure and Simple

Placing individuals in solitary confinement is both inhumane and unethical.

What Gift Will No One Return?

At this time of year, we’re gazing at that gift we were too lazy to return. Or dreading getting the wrong thing for Valentine's. Here's the one gift everyone appreciates, always.

Stigma, Psychopathology, and President Trump

Virtually everyone experiences a decline in fluid intelligence after about 70 years on the planet.

Mr. Zuckerberg, Tear Down This Wall!

Mark Zuckerberg is changing the Facebook Newsfeed, again. He claims it's to help users' mental health and make Facebook a force for moral good. Don't believe the hype.

Tips for Sexual Wellness in 2018

By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST on January 11, 2018 in Modern Sex
What will you do to cultivate more sexual wellness this year?

Rating Scales Can Kill You

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on January 11, 2018 in The Power of Rest
The gaming of health care rating systems is a public health hazard.

Is “Man-flu” a Real Phenomenon?

Last month, a doctor and medical professor took an in-depth look at actual research into “man flu.”

Working Toward Psychological Health

By Karyn Hall Ph.D. on January 10, 2018 in Pieces of Mind
When working with individuals with an overcontrolled personality style and treatment resistant disorders and/or chronic loneliness, it can be difficult to prioritize goals.
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Go Where It’s Green: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Why not make a New Year's resolution you can keep? Get outside and enjoy green spaces to improve your health year-round.

Will the Bacteria in Sauerkraut Make You Thin?

It's a colony within your digestive tract.
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Does Your Hearing Loss Ever Make You Want to Scream?

By Shari Eberts on January 09, 2018 in Life With Hearing Loss
Does your hearing loss ever make you so frustrated you could just scream? Try these tips to help you survive these inevitable bouts of vexation.

Rethinking Healing

By Wayne Jonas on January 09, 2018 in How Healing Works
There is an inherent healing capacity within us all that, when properly released, can produce remarkable recovery, health, and happiness.

Sharpen Your Mind With the MIND Diet

Decrease brain aging and the risk of Alzheimer's with the MIND Diet

Exercise Keeps Us Young at Heart in More Ways Than One

By Christopher Bergland on January 08, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Even if you've been sitting too much and are out of shape, a new study reports that kickstarting a fitness regime (and sticking with it) can reverse the signs of an aging heart.

When Grief Gets Complicated

By Jessica Zitter MD, MPH on January 08, 2018 in Life and Dignity
Having a loved one die is hard enough. Make sure that you aren't flying blind.

50 Psychological Hacks for Better Mental Health

By Linda Esposito LCSW on January 08, 2018 in From Anxiety to Zen
Do you need a mental tune-up? A few adjustments can go a long way toward creating a positive mood.

Why Connecting With Nature Elevates Your Mental Health

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on January 08, 2018 in The New Resilience
What happens when you immerse yourself in nature? Most people feel greater connection and calm, and now a new research study shows how it impacts your overall mental health.

Pediatricians Have the Power to Improve Moms' Mental Health

New research shows that pediatricians have the potential to vastly improve the mental health of women and families.

4 Things Every Parent Should Stop Doing Right Now

By Paula L. White M.A. on January 08, 2018 in Shape Parenting
Do you want to make life better for your kids? Stop doing these 4 things today.

Attachment Style, Adult Well-Being, and Childhood Trauma

Research spanning decades looks at how maltreatment of children plays out in adulthood.

Never in Vain

By G.A. Bradshaw PhD, PhD on January 06, 2018 in Bear in Mind
One man's work from the ground up helps to unchain elephant minds and bodies.
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Protect Yourself From Blue-Light Exposure

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on January 06, 2018 in Sleep Newzzz
Is blue light affecting your sleep and health?

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

Should mental health professionals get involved with diagnosing the president?

A Gene Called Beethoven and a Technique Called Crispr

By Katherine Bouton on January 05, 2018 in What I Hear
New findings that may hold promise for the prevention of hereditary hearing loss.