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 — a global pandemic, war in Europe, mass shootings, economic...

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 or Distraction. Deniers cling to the past and are flooded...

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. According to a study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience,...

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 after midnight." Like most teenagers, I had perfected the art...

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

Hands down, narcissism is the psychological disorder I get the most questions about. Rarely do people voice concern over their own narcissistic tendencies. In fact, nobody has ever come to my office and said,...

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, including 128 American citizens. A hundred years later my son...