How To Make Peace With Something You Cannot Control

Being in control feels safe, but you can feel safe when you’re not in control too. The world is unpredictable and your power is limited, so feeling safe without control is a valuable skill.

Jun 9

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management

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How Depression Affects Couples - In Their Own Words

Depression has been called a "we-disease" because when the dark clouds arrive, it's not just the depressed person who is affected, but all those close to them. A new study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationship explored these spillover ...

Jun 9

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage

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Moving Home Hurts Mental Health Worst At One Time of Life

Moving home during childhood increases the chances of mental health problems later on, new research finds.

Jun 9

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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Happy Couples Automatically Use Mental Trick To Stay Faithful

People in relationships automatically see tempting others as less attractive, new research finds.

Jun 8

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Sometimes Embracing Emotional Distress Is the Best Medicine

An unfortunate side effect of the biological revolution of psychiatry is in perceiving emotional discomfort as undesirable or bad, something we shouldn't feel, something that can be medicated away. And while medications can be life-saving and ...

Jun 8

Categories: Anxiety, Stress Management

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Anxiety disorders 'most common among women and young adults'

A new review of research into anxiety disorders has reported that women and adults under the age of 35 are more likely to experience anxiety than other groups.

Jun 7

Categories: Anxiety, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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How children's ADHD symptoms affect parents' feelings and parenting ...

ADHD in children puts stress on parents. In fact, parents of children with ADHD report greater parenting stress, less satisfaction in their parenting role, and more depressive symptoms than other parents. They also report more negative interactions ...

Jun 7

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress

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How To Use Your Brain - A Quick Guide To Performing Well In Any ...

In the business world, individuals are required to perform. If you're unproductive for a while, you may risk losing your job. Thing is, our mind doesn't really care. We often feel we cannot directly control its processes and performance, especially ...

Jun 6

Categories: Positive Psychology

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How to heal after an abusive relationship

If you've recently gotten out of an abusive relationship or are considering doing so, your sense of self has likely been altered or even destroyed. So have your feelings of safety and your ability to trust others. You can and will regain these ...

Jun 4

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Aggression & Violence, ...

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What is Self-Care?

To put it succinctly, self-care is the ability to set aside time where you intentionally care for yourself.

Jun 4

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Stop Explaining Yourself

"What if you just told her No, without explaining why?" my therapist interrupted.

Jun 4

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Trust Issues

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The Social Benefits of Getting into other people's heads

Research shows that scoring high on the quality 'mind reading motivation' is linked to many social advantages

Jun 3

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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'Frozen' Actress Kristen Bell Talks about Depression

You'd never know it from her seemingly always-sunny disposition, but Kristen Bell has struggled with depression since she was a university student - and she's shared a heartfelt essay on how the support of her family got her through it.

Jun 2

Categories: Depression

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What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health problem. People with schizophrenia can have a range of symptoms including periods when they cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Schizophrenia seriously disturbs the way ...

Jun 2

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Volunteering is not only good for your community, but also your ...

We feel good when we do a good deed, so there must be a psychological benefit to helping others? But how can we know for sure? The best way to study the health benefits of kind deeds is to look at studies of volunteering.

May 31

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