Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over

-Mary C Lamia, PhD The notion that one gets over it is a myth. Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over The emotion of grief may be triggered by the loss of a loved one or the result of a life circumstance. Many people believe that if you have effectively mourned a loss you will thenContinue reading “Grief Isn’t Something to Get Over”

Why Many Men Have Difficulty Compromising

-Janice Wood New research from Boston College finds that compromise always occurs among two decision-makers when a woman is involved, but hardly ever when the pair of decision-makers are men. “When men are in the presence of other men, they feel the need to prove their masculinity,” said co-researcher Dr. Hristina Nikolova, the Coughlin SesquicentennialContinue reading “Why Many Men Have Difficulty Compromising”

7 Phrases That Will Help You Get Over a Breakup

-Jen Kim How to want to get over a breakup, part II: Say these things out loud. Repeat. Heal. Part of me can hardly remember the pain and agony that I suffered during my worst breakup. It’s only now that my best friend and I can finally giggle about our outrageous grieving mechanisms and theContinue reading “7 Phrases That Will Help You Get Over a Breakup”

How to Want to Get Over a Breakup

-Jen Kim Cry. Wallow. Repeat. Now, change your life. Before I even begin to address this topic, I should tell you that there are more than 3.19 million results for this search, according to Google–and a lot of them are written by psychological professionals, not valley girls with alleged brains. I’ve read multiple help guides,Continue reading “How to Want to Get Over a Breakup”

Watching Too Much Television Can Be Deadly

-Rick Nauert, PhD Being a couch potato and bingeing on TV series can literally be hazardous to your health. So says the American Heart Association as a new study found that watching a lot of television every day may increase your risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung. A lung blood clot, knownContinue reading “Watching Too Much Television Can Be Deadly”

26 Questions To Help You Know Yourself Better

-Sharon Martin, LCSW Do you have a clear sense of who you are? Developmentally, we wrestle with “finding ourselves” as teens and young adults. Then we often revisit these questions in middle age. It’s both normal and essential to seek self-understanding. In order to accept ourselves and establish a sense of belonging, we need to understand who weContinue reading “26 Questions To Help You Know Yourself Better”

How to Start Loving Yourself (Even When You Think There’s Nothing to Love)

-Sharon Martin, LCSW We talk to ourselves all day long. We comment, critique, and chastise our every move. From the big to the small – every decision and action gets scrutinized by our inner critic. For most of us, it’s harsh. Much harsher than what we say to anyone else. Where does this negative selfContinue reading “How to Start Loving Yourself (Even When You Think There’s Nothing to Love)”

Dopamine Returns to Normal 3 Months After Quitting Smoking

-Traci Pedersen Three months after quitting smoking, levels of dopamine in the brain return to normal, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The findings suggest that dopamine deficits found in smokers are due to the smoking itself and are not necessarily a pre-existing risk factor. A major challenge in understandingContinue reading “Dopamine Returns to Normal 3 Months After Quitting Smoking”

Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future Hurdles

-Rick Nauert, PhD A somber new study of some 14,000 U.S. children finds that 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds with parents and are more likely to face educational and behavioral problems as a result. In a report published by Sutton Trust, a London-based institute that has published more than 140 research papers on education and social mobility,Continue reading “Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future Hurdles”

4 Keys to Leaving a Bad Relationship

-Craig Malkin, PhD Narcissists, even abuse ones, can be hard to leave. Here’s why – and what to do. The more time we spend with people, the more they literally become a part of us. We think of ourselves, often, not just as individuals, but one point in a vast network of human connections: I’mContinue reading “4 Keys to Leaving a Bad Relationship”