Productive Fidgets: 8 Ways to Deal with Anxiety and Depression

-Liz Briggs As a person with active and severe mental illness, for six months I worked with a service animal. When I weaned off of his care, I transitioned to things that would keep my hands busy, things that would keep me from absentmindedly scratching myself or picking at my skin. I tried things likeContinue reading “Productive Fidgets: 8 Ways to Deal with Anxiety and Depression”

The 7 Best Tips for Handling Anger and Resentment in Relationships

-Dr. Alicia H. Clark Too much fighting in your relationship? Empathy is the antidote to anger! “Love is not a contract between two narcissists. It’s more than that. It’s a construction that compels the participants to go beyond narcissism. In order that love lasts one has to reinvent oneself.” – French Philosopher Alain Badiou ResentmentContinue reading “The 7 Best Tips for Handling Anger and Resentment in Relationships”

Resentment Can Damage Marriage Even More Than Cheating

-Leslie Doares It just eats everything away… Infidelity is the worst thing that can happen in a marriage, right? Think again. While cheating is a devastating betrayal, the MOST damaging thing you can do in your marriage is to give in when you don’t really want to. 7 Last-Ditch Ways To Save Your Marriage (WhenContinue reading “Resentment Can Damage Marriage Even More Than Cheating”

Couples Who Flay Together Stay Together.

-Gerald Schoenewolf, PhD What started out as an experiment in somebody’s garage has turned into a growing business where people pay anywhere from $20 to $500 (and more) for the privilege of smashing furniture, demolishing dishes, shredding mannequins or at times even destroying custom-made rooms designed to be replicas of a real room. Some peopleContinue reading “Couples Who Flay Together Stay Together.”

Sleep Plays Key Role in Reducing Emotional Trauma

-Rick Nauert, PhD Does sleep help individuals process stress and trauma, or does it actually intensify emotional reactions and memories of the event? This previously unanswered question was addressed in a recent University of Zurich study. Investigators discovered sleep, especially during the first 24 hours after a trauma, appears to play a key role inContinue reading “Sleep Plays Key Role in Reducing Emotional Trauma”

How To Limit Rumination With Bipolar Disorder

-Lauren Walters Introduction Ruminating with Bipolar Disorder can be a powerful cycle that can cause a lot of stress and anxiety to individuals with Bipolar Disorder.  This article will provide readers with tips to limit rumination with Bipolar Disorder.  They include journaling, talking to others, and moving around. Journaling The first tip to limit ruminationContinue reading “How To Limit Rumination With Bipolar Disorder”

Fun at Works Helps Skill Development

-Rick Nauert, PhD New research suggests all work and no play may hamper on-the-job learning at the worksite. Pennsylvania State researchers discovered having fun at work was significantly related to informal learning, which includes most unstructured, non-classroom forms of learning. Michael Tews, an associate professor of hospitality management explains that informal learning is a commonContinue reading “Fun at Works Helps Skill Development”

Planning Fun Events May Make Them Less Fun

-Janice Wood New research shows that nothing ruins a potentially fun event like putting it on your calendar. In a series of studies, researchers at Ohio State University found that scheduling a leisure activity, like seeing a movie or taking a coffee break, led people to anticipate less enjoyment and actually enjoy the event lessContinue reading “Planning Fun Events May Make Them Less Fun”

Sexual Harassment May Be Common Part of Bullying

-Rick Nauert, PhD Sexual harassment is a prevalent form of victimization that most antibullying programs ignore and teachers and school officials often fail to recognize, according to bullying and youth violence expert Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D. The recent teen suicide of Brandy Vela, a teen in Texas City, Texas, is a case in point. AccordingContinue reading “Sexual Harassment May Be Common Part of Bullying”

3 Counterintuitive ADHD Coping Strategies

-Neil Petersen ADHD doesn’t always make sense. At least, it doesn’t always make sense the way you expect it to. If the common-sense ADHD coping techniques aren’t working, maybe it’s time to try the non-common-sense strategies. Here are 3 counterintuitive ADHD coping strategies. Working in noisy places: If people with ADHD have trouble concentrating, clearlyContinue reading “3 Counterintuitive ADHD Coping Strategies”