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30 Ways to Be Passive Aggressive

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

There's a lot of disdain for passive aggressive behavior, and the disdain only drives it deeper underground. Let's compassionately acknowledge that we're all capable of it, use curiosity to understand its source, and try to find better ways of owning our power and autonomy.

Why We Do Things We Regret, and How Not To

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Just as important is that the attention and compassion of a therapist or supportive community can also help to shift the underlying needs that have such an impact on how we behave.

Is It Vulgar For Yoga Teachers To Use The "C" Word?

Ira Israel | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

If you are trying to rid humanity of a virulent virus that cuts down thousands of people's lives in their prime everyday, then I think you are entitled to call yourself "Crazybusy."

The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this: Recovery hurts. It is not all Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay....

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

One of my favorite things about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is shining a torch into our mind -- our thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. Here are seven questions that I often use with my clients, that can help you learn more about your anxiety and bring you greater peace.

Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 10.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

People want to reach their goals. People want to fight less, worry less, stress less, and enjoy more peace and satisfaction at home, at work, and in their relationships. Hiring a coach or therapist can help with all of those goals. So, why are so many people so reluctant to "invest"?

The Arc of the Boomers

Stephen Mo Hanan | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Stephen Mo Hanan

Looking back from my seventh decade it's easy to see the polarization in America today as an outgrowth of the countercultural upheaval of the Sixties and Seventies.

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 e...

Guns, Mental Health and Insurance

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Can we now all agree that long-term talk therapy is important? Can we as a culture value the powerful opportunity to explore the inevitable complexity of one's mind and emotions in a safe relationship -- especially with an appropriately trained therapist?

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Therapy

Dr Perpetua Neo | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Perpetua Neo

John cringed at seeing himself as "someone who goes to therapy," so days of deliberation became months of fear. He isn't alone. In my work, I discuss fear of therapy early, because recognizing our fears helps us to slay them. Here are the seven biggest fears and how to overcome them.

Self-Deception Is Killing Us: Why Self-Awareness Matters

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Officials or engineers at a large automaker convince themselves that it's OK to install software that cheats on vehicle emissions; shareholders lose t...

Paleotherapy and Invisible Trauma: 11 Tips to Heal

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

When treating trauma victims (and trauma survivors), I conceptualize trauma as a metaphorical invisible wound that is shamefully hidden from others....

4 Common Myths About Going To Therapy

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

However, as a mental health therapist myself, I have noticed that there are still a lot of common misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding therapy. The following are five myths about therapy, debunked.

A Conversation with "Unlocking Parental Intelligence" Author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

This conversation is between Sally Allen of Books, Ink's HamletHub and author, Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How to Know if Therapy Is Working

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

In many cases, it's difficult for clients to know whether they're making progress because therapists do not necessarily state the goals and desired ou...

'Disappeared David' -- Trauma and Dissociation

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

I was helping my mother clean closets. The closets in my parents' bedroom had built in cabinets, way, way up high for long-term storage. For some re...

Running a Marathon Was One of the Best Decisions of My Life

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Meyer Taylor

After feeling inadequate for so long, I suddenly remembered what it felt like to be good at something. I had run a marathon! I had a new friend. I was reacquainted with the idea that I was athletic, talented, and hard-working. I had given myself a gift.

10 Things Healthy Men Should Do With Women

Margaret Hession | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Margaret Hession

Most of us who have been in an honest and intimate relationship know that sometimes it's good, even excellent; and sometimes it's bad. Really bad -- as in Titanic bad. And when it's bad that's when we have the capacity to do the most harm. Repeatedly, actually.

When Your Family Or Friends Need Therapy -- But Are Reluctant To Go

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Your family member or friend needing therapy may predict that therapy will lead to their feeling worse, not better. If so, it's no wonder you've been met with resistance when you bring it up. But here are some things you might ask them to consider:

If You're Skeptical About Psychotherapy...

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Therapy is sometimes portrayed as a selfish and indulgent undertaking. If that's your concern, rest easy and find yourself a good therapist. There are many ways to help make the world a better place and therapy is one of them; it ideally sends us off better prepared to do our personal part for the world, whatever that may be. Including skepticism.

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 bec...

7 Ways To Approach Therapy Like A New Relationship

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

If we approach our relationships with therapists like other relationships -- new, potentially-satisfying, open -- we can stop looking at therapy as this intimidating, scary thing that one needs when they don't have control of their life, thus de-stigmatizing it.

Learning How to Respect Your Struggles

Minaa B | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Respect Your Struggle believes that in life there is room for failure. You don't have to be afraid of being different. You don't always have to be strong. You are not alone in your suffering, and despite the struggles that you face, your life is deserving of its best chance.

How to Eliminate ISIS

David Edmund Moody | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
David Edmund Moody

Perhaps the world's attitude of futility stems from the assumption that ISIS can only be conquered with weapons of war. The world is weary of war, especially in the Middle East, and with good reason.

6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think: Why It's a Problem and What to Do About It

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This being true to your whole self -- this individuation -- isn't easy. It takes courage and perseverance, but in the long run it feels better. And for many people, bringing their unique offerings to the world is what gives their life meaning.