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Womankind Emerges from NYC Asian Women's Center

Jim Luce | Posted 02.01.2017 | New York
Jim Luce

On the heels of President Trump's inauguration and historic women's marches all over the world, the New York Asian Women's Center changed its name to ...

Clergy who are humble, accessible may boost their own health as well as the congregation's

David Briggs | Posted 01.20.2017 | Religion
David Briggs

It is the rare sermon that has a shelf life much past Sunday dinner. But one that still stands out for humility scholar Peter Hill of Biola Universit...

Who Looks After You?

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

"So, I'm your Mary Poppins?" I asked 12-year-old Viola. "I wish," she replied. Viola was auditioning therapists for the role of "emotional caretaker...

Staring Down The Epidemic Of Loneliness

Johanna Bond | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

We need ourselves, to find our own voices and activate our own ears. We will find connection in our disagreements as well as our shared interests, and we may well help to spread an epidemic of connection.

Was I Practicing Law Without A License?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Catherine Nagle

This familiar cycle of standing up for the right cause is now even more apparent to me in the upcoming presidential election. It's as though my entire life focus has been observing too many people not standing up for what's right in this election.

Online Counseling Can Be Your Best Option For Psychological Or Relationship Problems

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Milton Mankoff

Choosing the right counselor, online or in person, obviously makes a difference. While rapport is essential, professional credentials must be verifiable and the counselor's knowledge and methods based on current scientific research. The ability to "audition" multiple candidates -- asking questions and having a brief session -- is a unique advantage of online counseling.

Is This An Impostor, Or Is It You God?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.13.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I've asked many people where they get their information from when they're facing serious decisions in their lives. They've respond with, "I just know these things!" I usually respond by saying, "Really, not me anymore, because I need daily reflections to guide me!"

7 Ways To Keep Politics From Ruining Your Relationship

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Alpert

photo credit: Ododo George Now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are officially nominated and the conventions are behind us, the stage is set for...

No Pixie Dust

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 08.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

My crystal ball just doesn't work, even though people think it should. I often quip that I have had it in for repair many times, but no matter what, ...

WATCH: Turning (-) Thoughts Into (+) Affirmations One Photo At A Time!

HooplaHa | Posted 08.04.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

Abbe struggled with severe self-esteem issues and fear of imperfection. During some time off from school and counseling, she found that she could uplift herself and positively turn her life around.

11 Tips On How To Leave Your Lover Gracefully

Pamela Madsen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

How that person handles the communication around a needing to leave can deeply impact how gracefully the exit can go -- and even if a friendship can remain. Here are some tips about ending a relationship gracefully.

Why It's So Important To Find Your Voice As You Age

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

On the porch of my childhood home, a plaque hung on the exposed beams, just about where your eyes would naturally rest when you were gazing up in thought. The plaque contained a quote, attributed to Abraham Lincoln: 'Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.'

Who wants to be a special education teacher?

Dr. Mindy McNeal | Posted 06.09.2016 | Education
Dr. Mindy McNeal

Not me! Or so I thought in 1973 after visiting a special education classroom as part of a senior high school college visit. My best friend and I had d...

Of Gladiators and Bachelorettes

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Burkhart

Hi, my name is Sarah and I love The Bachelor. For years, this show has been one of my social outlets. Except I have come to see (shamefully in very recent days) that this is not a show about love at all. It is all about drama. It advertises tears. And we, the crowd, eat 'em up.

How Positive Reflection Changed My Life and Business

Jo Muirhead | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jo Muirhead

And whenever you are feeling down and need a pick me up, every time something doesn't go to plan, every time you receive bad feedback or a negative response - open up your very own journal and reflect on all the positives. That is what will inspire you. Motivate you. And push you further than you have ever been.

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

First Day of Therapy? Know This.

Johanna Bond | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

I speak for myself, and not necessarily all therapists. As a licensed mental health counselor, here is what I want you to know when you come into counseling for the first time.

Who's Strangling Miss Scarlet's & Colonel Mustard's Love?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

Therapist: Just to make it very clear -- what happens here always stays highly confidential. Colonel Mustard: Maybe we can write it on little cards a...

Beyonce: Making Marriage Work?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

During the premiere of her new visual album Lemonade this past weekend, Beyoncé shared very personal moments between her and her husband, Jay Z. The ...

What I Ultimately Admitted To Myself After 7 Years Of Therapy

O, The Oprah Magazine | Joann Pan | Posted 04.29.2016 | OWN

As a 20-something, I measured life by the hour, waiting tables. It was fun, sneaking bottles of champagne to the line cooks in exchange for an end-of-...

Don't Be Afraid to Ask Your Therapist These Questions

Karen L Pollock | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Karen L Pollock

Interviewing your potential therapist might seem an odd thing to do, but if more people did, then perhaps the outcomes would improve, as people found the one who was the right fit for them.

5 Reasons Couples Open Their Marriages

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2016 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

What exactly is an open marriage? These days "open" can mean anything you want it to mean. There really is no definition or rule book defining how an open marriage should work. You and your partner can create any kind of open rules that will work for you.

Tennessee Votes for Prejudice and Discrimination

Karen L Pollock | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen L Pollock

Being unable to offer non judgmental therapy makes someone unable to offer counseling. Indeed, I would go as far as to say that a therapist who refuses to work with LGBTQ+ clients on religious grounds is not safe for anyone to work with.

What Organizations Can Do to Reduce Burnout

Lauren Rabin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Lauren Rabin

While research is continually done on the best ways to reduce burnout in each industry, we do know this: burnout has a dramatic effect on the body, mind, and even on our performance at work.

Dealing With Depression -- From the Friend's Perspective

Aziza Kasumov | Posted 04.14.2016 | College
Aziza Kasumov

I asked Conover, who has a Ph.D. in counseling, clinical and school psychology, about what you can say or do once you notice a friend or classmate is showing symptoms of depression. Here are some of her tips.