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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...

10 Highly Effective Ways To Silence Workplace Gossip

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Photo Credit: Eric Dombach / Flickr Imagine you walk into your office and see colleagues chatting but then when they see you, they hush. Or maybe yo...

7 Signs You're Suffering from Work Burnout

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Do you find that your work day drags on and on and you just can't seem to motivate yourself to focus and get work done? Maybe you dread going to the o...

My Advice to the Class of '16

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Image credit: m00by (Flickr) So many people worry about and forget that they have control over their outcome and their fate. "What if I can't land a ...

Social Media Stalking and Exhibitionism

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

How long is too long to be spending searching through someone else's multiple social media accounts?

Why People Cheat

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Cheating is pervasive. I've seen it with clients over the years and it is a steady presence in the news cycle. We see it with professional athletes ...

How to Talk to a Friend or Relative After Their Cancer Diagnosis

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Last year a member of my family was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately this person received treatment and is now doing well. During the anxious peri...

The Monster You Can't See: A Young Woman's Struggle With Depression

Sarah Klegman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klegman

So let's skip off into the doom-full sunset together, my fellow depression having friends. Or we can walk slowly, and not speak to each other. Maybe even pause to sit down halfway and revel in the awfulness of it all -- that's fine too.

Taming Your Trump Anxiety

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Donald Trump IMAGE: Gage Skidmore "I would never vote for Trump because I'm an immigrant and I don't want to be deported!" I recently overheard t...

How This Once Runaway Teen Went on to Build a $250 Million Restaurant Empire

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Jonathan Alpert

Cameron Mitchell. IMAGE: Andy Gottesman Recently, I was in the waiting room for a medical procedure for which I had to fast, and while thumbing throu...

How Sleep Deficits are Messing Up Your Life and What to do About It

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When thinking about all the things you have on your to-do list and your bucket list, do you tell yourself "I'll get plenty of sleep when I'm dead"? If...

7 Ways to Say "No" Without Feeling Guilty

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

If people do say no, they usually do it in ineffective ways that come with an excuse. For example, they might say, "I'd like to help but I'm really busy". The problem with this approach is it gives the other person an opportunity to continue to ask. They feel they have an opening. "Since you're busy this week how about next week?"

8 Ways to Stop Work from Interfering with Your Sex Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

If work is getting in the way, here's how to bring the sex back into your life.

10 Reasons You Should Say No to a Job Offer

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Jonathan Alpert

For many people who are either searching for a job or recruited and subsequently made an offer, the tendency might be to quickly accept it. After all...

Betrayal (Some Thoughts)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to keep in mind the ubiquitous nature of betrayal that has been with us since the beginning of time and to recognize our capacity to betray and be betrayed.

Could Faking the Big O Delay Finding Mr. Right?

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?

Get Counseling Clients From Your Site to Your Office

Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Gina Senarighi, MFT, CPC, CDWFC

Okay, so you know having a website is critical to private practice success in a modern world, but how do you get website traffic to convert into offic...

The Lesbian Chronicles 6: The Peace Talks

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I've recently discovered just how difficult it is for me to allow the people I love to be themselves without my 'expert' intervention.

10 Dos & Don'ts When Talking to Your Children about Terrorism

Dr. Jodi Gold | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jodi Gold

The recent violence and terrorist attacks in Paris present challenges for parents. Do you tell your children? When and how do you tell your children about these terrorizing and scary events? What are the dos and don'ts?

Art Share L.A., One of Downtown's Artistic Jewels!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

For years, artists have been affected by gentrification. In the late 80s, downtown LA started attracting artists in search of low cost rent. In 1997, ...

Religious Scholar Has An Interesting Take On Why Dreams Feel So Real

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.13.2015 | OWN

Thomas Moore has been a lifelong spiritual seeker and teacher. He spent 13 years as a Catholic monk before going on to earn a PhD in Religious Studies...

Four Core Reasons Why Your Empathy May Be Missing

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

You tear up when you see commercials for abused and neglected animals. You cry with a friend who shared her feelings about a recent breakup. You eve...

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us becom...

8 Ways to Be Your Therapist's Favorite Patient

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 07.27.2016 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

So you're in therapy and secretly or not-so secretly, you have taken your therapist on as a second mom or dad.

The Best Way to Deal With Criticism

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Many of my clients deal with fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work people fear criticism from their managers and co...