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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Optimal Performance In College: The New Tools

While the excitement of returning to (or beginning) college can hold the promise of many transformational and wonderful opportunities — it can also be a time filled with new stressors. Recent studies show that increased academic demands, changes in sleep and eating patterns, reduced family […]

Cultivating an Internal Locus of Control — and Why It’s Crucial

You didn’t get the job you really wanted. But you aren’t surprised. The odds were stacked against you anyway. Even if you prepared more, the result would’ve been the same: Someone else would’ve gotten the position. Or you did get the job. But it has […]

Who Is Responsible for Cleaning Your Office Coffee Mug?

Well, I’m gearing up for my book tour, and thinking about my book talk. I’m considering opening my talk by describing a familiar situation that illustrates how differently the Four Tendencies see the world. What do you think of that idea? Consider this scenario: What Would […]

5 Ways to Let It Flow

“The mind is like a river, and, as with a river, there’s no point in trying to stop its flow.” – Mingyur Rinpoche You know when you get into a groove, you just want to keep on going. You might say you’re “in the flow,” […]

Free Live Webinar: How to Survive Working with a Narcissist and Gain the Upper Hand

The superiority, domination, and aggression a narcissist exhibits in the workplace are intimidation tactics designed to establish power and control. The effectiveness of approach depends on coworkers who succumb to the bullying to keep the peace. Those who attempt to avoid or resist the narcissist […]

How to Become a More Interesting Person

Many people see themselves as boring or not very interesting. As a result, they minimize social contact, or feel self-conscious and awkward when interacting. Having a self-image of being uninteresting can lead to isolation and loneliness, while eroding self-worth. A fascinating inquiry is to explore […]

New Research: The Brain and Moral Development

Why are some people more likely to perform community service, or give to charity, than other people? Why do some people seem to have clear moral judgment, while others are utterly lacking? A new study, published in Scientific Reports, delved into how brain functioning correlates […]

Stroller Wars: Parenthood Isn’t for Everyone

“Just wait until you have your own kids; you will see,” a friend’s mother claims. “Kids are such a joy.” Within ten minutes, I experienced that joy firsthand. As my college buddy and I attempted to fritter away a lazy Saturday, his kid was having […]

5 Ways to Make Happy Family Memories

The Importance of Making Positive Family Memories Yesterday was one of those perfect late summer days at the local state park and beach. The sun was bright. The water was cool. Families from surrounding towns had come and set up their “camps” for the day. […]

Psychology Around the Net: September 16, 2017

Hoping each of you is having the most amazing weekend — or, at least have plans for one! I also hope you enjoy these mental health stories for this week. From news about NASA bringing six people out of an eight-month isolation (what?!) to finding […]

You Can Train Your Brain to Be More Positive with These Steps

The clients I work with tend to have a few things in common: they are smart, ambitious, and highly motivated. Most of them are also stressed to the max. From the outside, they appear powerful and poised. But on the inside, they worry about their […]

Filling the Well When You Feel Depleted

You feel weary and worn out. You feel like you’re dragging. You feel like you have weights attached to your ankles. Everything — from washing dishes to driving to work to actually working — feels hard. Maybe even impossible. You’re officially depleted. Which might be because […]

Best of Our Blogs: September 15, 2017

It’s the answer you weren’t hoping for. The truth burns. And you’re not sure what to do next. After your ego has settled, it’s important to take a second look. Maybe what you wanted wasn’t what was best for you. Could there be a hidden […]

Mother’s Memoir of Son’s Opioid Addiction Offers Hope

Lisa Hillman never meant to become a poster child for parents coping with a child’s drug problem. She was an accomplished health care administrator, a fundraising executive married to former Annapolis Mayor Richard Hillman, and the mother of two. Few people knew about the nightmare […]

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