Essential Reads

Can Refugees Interpret in Therapy with Traumatized Refugees?

Refugees can play a unique role as interpreters in psychotherapy. The work can take a toll, however.

Friends in Fur

With over 77 million dogs among us, is it surprising that many are stepping in as friends, confidantes, soulmates and support systems? Dogs pull way above their weight.

Caution: Your Tween May be Stressing Over Snap Streaks

Stopping your tween from continuing a Snapchat streak can easily make him feel like you are forcing him to commit social suicide. He will bargain and beg to keep his streaks going.

Mistakes Don't Have to Be Setbacks: 3 Ways to be Resilient

It’s never pleasant to make mistakes but they don't have to ruin your life. New research on resilience shows 3 ways to keep little things that go wrong from becoming a big deal.

More Posts on Stress

Sharon Birkman on Self-insight and the Stress of Choice

Stuck in a career rut? A little disciplined self-insight may be the boost you need!

Ten Simple Tips to Manage the Stress of Moving

Is moving stressing you out? A few tweaks can go a long way.

Spring Clean Your Space, Your Stuff and Your Life

Spring is the perfect time to clear out clutter, not just in your space but across your whole life.
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A Thought-Free Life

If bad thoughts are bad for us, and even good thoughts are bad for us, what options do we have?

Connecting Spaces

If you can't knock down any walls, but want an open floor plan, don't lose heart. Use color, scents, light, furniture, and a few design tricks to unite separate spaces.

Tips for Making Driving a Less Stressful Experience

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in In Practice
Tips for avoiding road rage and other commute-related stress.

Why Family Hurt Is So Painful

Four reasons why family hurt is so painful: Hurtful behavior and messages from family are the most painful compared to those from friends or significant others.

Prejudice Toward Relationships

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on March 27, 2017 in Your Future Self
Relationships can face prejudice too, as society also passes judgment on couples whose pairing falls outside the lines of what it defines as customary and appropriate.

8 Empowering Ways to Stop Feeling Guilty

Do you feel guilty a lot more than you should? Do you think it's selfish to say "no"? Learn 8 powerful tools to get rid of unnecessary or unwanted guilt.

Out of Work...at My Age

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on March 26, 2017 in The Next Step
Are there ways to think about age that help us get through unemployment?

8 Things Mentally Strong People Do to Gain Financial Freedom

These strategies can help you gain better control over your mind and your money.

Too Much to Do, Too Little Time

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Media Spotlight
While men may find themselves taking on more responsibilities at work and home, women still find themselves doing a disproportionate amount of the domestic chores.

Are Resilient People Delusional?

By Nick Tasler on March 22, 2017 in Strategic Thinking
Research shows that the people who most successfully overcome setbacks feel in control of their environment. But isnt that belief an illusion?

To Alleviate Moving Stress, Ask Yourself 20 Questions

Despite the stress of change, you can alleviate moving anxiety by appreciating where you are living now and looking forward, with gratitude, to a new place to call home.

Have You Got the "Too Busy" Blues?

Feelings of low mood and depression seem to be the norm these days, especially for women. Could it be that your too-busy life is largely to blame?

5 Exercises That Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

A strong mind will take you far in life. Here's how to exercise your brain.

Impact of Traumatic Stress on Brain Development

New research points to neurobiological sex differences in youth with PTSD.

You Are What You Think

Ways to change common negative thoughts and make positive life changes.

Killing Us Softly

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
From our brains to our veins - the real problem with politics.

The Effective Crisis Negotiator: Prepare Like a Navy SEAL

By Jeff Thompson Ph.D. on March 19, 2017 in Beyond Words
Learn how crisis professionals handle stressful incidents and how it can help you handle your crises, disputes, and conflicts.

Kindling Your Child’s Enthusiasm for School

No other generation has had to cope with this ever-increasing fund of information. Improved technology and more information has led to more memorization & less meaningful learning.

7 Mindfulness Ways to Manage Negative Thoughts and Emotions

By Ray Williams on March 18, 2017 in Wired for Success
How mindfulness practices can aid in emotional regulation.

Hypochondria

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on March 17, 2017 in Life After 50
Are hypochondriacs faking? Many doctors get angry at patients with imaginary symptoms because they can be insistent and stubborn in their demand for a cure to their ailment.

The Art of Doing Nothing

By Colleen Long Psy.D. on March 16, 2017 in The Happiness Rx
Learn how wasting time is not time wasted.

L-Theanine Reduces Symptoms of Anxiety

Are you looking something that is safer than a prescription medication for anxiety? L-theanine may be the answer.

Kava Is an Effective and Safe Treatment of Anxiety

Are you struggling with generalized anxiety and not getting relief from prescription medications? Kava may be the solution you've been looking for.

Do You Need a Digital Detox?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 15, 2017 in Media Spotlight
A new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association suggests that our relationship with technology and social media can have a major impact on stress and health.

Students' Grandmothers More Likely to Die During Finals Week

The "dead granny" effect: Research shows that midterm and finals weeks are the deadliest of all for students' grandmothers.