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Be Willing to Change Your Path to Get What You Want in Life

“[You] don’t have to change your goal. Change your path, be willing to and don’t see that as a failure. That’s just life.” – Diane Hendricks You have a goal or goals, perhaps even a tentative or somewhat fleshed-out plan for how to achieve your […]

Children of today are better at delaying gratification than previous generations

The research looked at how children's performance on the "Marshmallow Test" of self-control has changed over the last 50 years. By Christian Jarrett

Businesses on the couch: the co-founders in couples' therapy

Boardroom bust-ups can put friendships on the line. Business partners reveal why they get professional help to resolve their issues There are plenty of good reasons to set up a business with a co-founder rather than go it alone. A co-founder...Show More Summary

Should You Take that Job? 5 Signs Your Gut Says ‘No’

Most of the choices we make every day are simple and straight-forward: what to wear to work, what to eat for lunch, whether to go to sleep at a reasonable hour or stay up watching Netflix. They don’t cause much stress or inner conflict. Career […]

How Children Inherit Anxiety And Depression From Their Parents

Study provides insights into how parents pass anxiety and depression onto their children. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

The Power of Sleep: 5 Ways to Improve Your Sleep Patterns for Lasting Mental Health

A full night’s rest is rare these days and when it comes to your mental and emotional health it is critical. Research shows that we can be more irritable and easily frustrated with lack of sleep. We may have a short-temper and perceive our experiences […]

Mental Health & the Psychology of Surviving a Hurricane

After having lived through my second hurricane in Florida (Hurricane Andrew was my first), I have some ideas about what makes the experience less stressful for those who are stuck in place. While I can’t begin to imagine the devastation experienced by many living in […]

How college students can tackle common psychological problems

Completing a college degree can be a hard ball game and not everyone can hit it out of the park. I think we all can agree that college life often brings up tough challenges that can break even the strongest of students if they are not able to handle them well. Besides academic pressure, students often have to juggle […]

Best of Our Blogs: September 19, 2017

I’ve been listening to Sound’s True’s Self-Acceptance Summit, a free 10-day online event with leading experts such as Dr. Parker J. Palmer, Dr. Rick Hanson and Iyanla Vanzant presenting on self-acceptance. It’s been life changing. I realized that almost all problems lead back to a feeling […]

Contrary to media hype, new review says learning a second language won’t protect you from dementia

"Public health policy should... remove recommendations regarding bilingualism as a strategy to delay dementia", the researchers said. By Alex Fradera

Feeling like an impostor? You can escape this confidence-sapping syndrome | Fiona Buckland

Even the highest achievers, such as Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou, suffer from this corrosive form of low self-esteem. But there are coping strategies The philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote: “The whole problem with the world is that...Show More Summary

Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent.

More teens show up in ERs addicted to opioids

Many youths go to the ER for some other reason and doctors discover they are also addicted to or dependent on opioids.

After Hurricane Katrina, many people found new strength

Long after the floodwaters recede and the debris is cleared, the mental health impacts of disasters like hurricanes can linger.

People are living longer, but violent deaths are on the rise

Conflict, terrorism and gun violence are claiming more lives around the world now than a decade ago.

Why don't parents talk to their kids about money?

Many parents' insecurities about money keep them from talking to their kids.

There are many reasons clowns are so terrifying

Those with intense clown phobia can experience real feelings common to anyone experiencing panic or anxiety.

Women in midlife aren't sleeping enough

Insufficient sleep will exacerbate other issues associated with menopause including mood disturbance and weight gain.

Not All Depression Is Alike: Tips to Improve Situational Depression

The word depression is used in different contexts. Some people claim it for minor problems like being disappointed, hurt or discouraged. Others use it to describe feelings of such heaviness and dejection that they are barely able to function. Symptoms may be so severe that […]

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