Perfectionism and Certain Thought Patterns Predict Binge Eating

-Neil Petersen Who is most at risk for engaging in binge eating, or compulsive overeating? Two articles published in the January edition of the journal Eating Behaviors are shedding light on this question. The first, by researchers from Canada, homes in on the link between binge eating and perfectionism. Previous research has suggested a connectionContinue reading “Perfectionism and Certain Thought Patterns Predict Binge Eating”

My Toxic Relationship Recovery Resolutions

-Sharie Stines, PhD Are you are in a toxic relationship and find yourself repeating the same old negative patterns over and over again? Do you find yourself feeling like you’re walking on eggshells when your toxic person is in your space? Or when thinking about this particular person do you find yourself feeling knots inContinue reading “My Toxic Relationship Recovery Resolutions”

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Night

-Margarita Tartakovsky, MS When we sit with ourselves, in silence, even for just a few minutes, we learn so much. Because how often, in a day, do you simply check in with yourself? How often do you sit in complete quiet and ponder how you’re feeling, how your day went, and what you need? BelowContinue reading “10 Questions to Ask Yourself Every Night”

10 Ways to Beat Insomnia and Get Better Sleep

-Therese J. Borchard Two-and-a-half years ago, I experienced a terrible case of insomnia. I took the sleeping drug Lunesta (eszopiclone), which afforded me a few wonderful nights’ sleep until I realized it substantially increased my anxiety during the day. Within a week on the drug, I became addicted, experiencing more and more withdrawal (anxiety) symptoms. OtherContinue reading “10 Ways to Beat Insomnia and Get Better Sleep”

6 Ways to Banish Anxiety and Speak Up In Meetings at Work

-Melody Wilding, LMSW Another meeting is coming up at work, and you’re dreading it. Like so many professionals — probably many more than you realize  —  it’s not a comfortable environment for you. Maybe you’re shy, introverted, or you genuinely enjoy listening to others’ ideas. Perhaps it’s important to you to show respect by deferringContinue reading “6 Ways to Banish Anxiety and Speak Up In Meetings at Work”

27 Signs of Superficial Relationships

-Mike Bundrant Warning: This post is one person’s opinion about the signs of superficial relationships: An opinion piece made up by the author. It’s not clinical, scientific, or based on research. It’s opinion, informed only by experience. There is nothing wrong with superficial relationships. Not every connection in life can be deep and emotionally engaging.Continue reading “27 Signs of Superficial Relationships”

5 Little Known Hallmarks of A Psychologically Healthy Person

-Jonice Webb, PhD We all have a general idea of what we think a psychologically healthy person looks like. Maybe it’s not being depressed or anxious, not suffering, or not having a diagnosis. Maybe it’s being happy, or simply able to live a good life. All of these things are important and have great merit,Continue reading “5 Little Known Hallmarks of A Psychologically Healthy Person”

10 Areas of Self-Awareness You Should Understand

-Mike Bundrant If you lack self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are won’t get very far. ~ Daniel Goleman Why is self-awareness so vital? Because distressing emotions, limiting beliefs, and self-sabotage are aContinue reading “10 Areas of Self-Awareness You Should Understand”

Feeling Fat-Shamed Takes a Toll on Health

-Traci Pedersen The pain of being the target of fat shaming may take a significant toll on one’s health, according to a new study led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings show that people with high levels of weight bias internalization are much more likely toContinue reading “Feeling Fat-Shamed Takes a Toll on Health”

Reading Books with Dad May Boost School Readiness, Parenting Skills

-Traci Pedersen A parenting program in which fathers read to their preschoolers was found to boost the dads’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, according to a new study led by New York University (NYU). “Unlike earlier research, our study finds that it is possible to engage fathers from low-incomeContinue reading “Reading Books with Dad May Boost School Readiness, Parenting Skills”