Forget Critical Thinking. It’s Critical Ignoring That Will Keep You Sane.

"I feel like I have too many tabs open in my brain," explained my friend. I can totally relate. At the end of the...

‘Tis the Season for Contentious Dinner Table Conversations: 3 Strategies to Stop Persuasion Fatigue...

'Tis the season to be merry. For many, 'tis also the season for contentious dinner table conversations. If heated debates about politics, vaccine mandates...

A Booster Shot for Your Relationship

"We're just going through the motions," explained Sarah. She was referring to her relationship of nine years. She and her partner loved each other...

Don’t Let the Pebbles Pummel You

Determining whether a person is clinically depressed is not an arbitrary decision. Psychiatrists follow strict guidelines specified by the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...

5 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

"If they only knew ... I am a total fraud and everyone is about to find out." If you have ever felt this way, you...

6 Strategies to Stop Election Stress Disorder From Winning

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If politics is bringing you down, you are not alone. A nationwide survey fielded by The Harris Poll on behalf of the APA found...

The Benefits of Meditating on Mortality

My mother-in-law loved music, art, and food. Her hearing was selective at the dinner table. If a guest dared to decline a dish, she...

The One Question Therapists Don’t Often Ask But Should

It takes a great deal of courage to make an appointment with a psychiatrist. Oftentimes there is a lag between obtaining a therapist's number...

A Blueprint for Managing Toxic Stress

Are you sad, worried or stressed? If you answered yes to any of the above, please know you are not alone. In 2021, four...

Just Letting You Know … How We Underestimate People’s Desire for Constructive Feedback and...

If you were having a conversation with me and noticed I had a piece of spinach in my teeth, would you tell me? Be...

The Benefits of “Non-Exercise” Exercise

If you are feeling stressed out, burned out, or worn out, making a small change in your daily routine might help you feel significantly...

The Best Way to Support a Friend Who Is Having a Hard Time

What is the best way to support a friend in need? According to research, this may be the wrong question. Simply showing up and...

Age and Attitude: How You Think About Aging Impacts How You Age

Surely you have seen the meme with smoking hot Jennifer Lopez next to matronly Golden Girl, Rue McClanahan, with the caption: Jennifer Lopez is...

How To Help Teens Navigate Stress and Boost Resilience

Being a teenager has never been easy but these days seems harder than ever. In addition to the ordinary stresses of coming of age...

How To Bolster and Boost Mental Health During a Transition

Transitions can be exciting but also stressful. In my experience, people tend to respond to major life changes in one of two ways: Denial...

The Experiences That Make People Happiest

We may be creatures of habit but research suggests that the best way to boost our everyday happiness is to shake up our routine....

The Mind Shifts in Mysterious Ways After Midnight

When I was a teenager my parents' favorite response to my requests to stay out late was always the same: "Nothing good ever happens...

Spot a Narcissist (Before You Marry, Hire, Date, or Befriend One) By Asking These...

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Hands down, narcissism is the psychological disorder I get the most questions about. Rarely do people voice concern over their own narcissistic tendencies. In...

Stress Isn’t All Bad: 3 Ways to Get Comfortable With Discomfort

In 1915 a German warship torpedoed the British ocean liner Lusitania off the coast of Ireland, sinking it and drowning almost twelve hundred passengers,...

Does the Thought of Winding Down Wind You Up?

Imagine sitting alone at a restaurant waiting for a friend. How do you pass the time? Do you look around? Do you savor the...