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A Modern Manual For Happiness

Emily Ballard | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

Feeling uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing life wrong, and investigating your discomfort won't kill you. It'll do quite the opposite, actually -- it'll let you fully live.

Here's Why You Should NEVER Start a Support Group!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

After they left, I was exhausted, but stayed awake all night tossing and turning. I toyed with starting another support group for women with insomnia. But when would we meet?

8 Brutally Honest Lessons I Learned About Love From My Therapist

YourTango | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce
YourTango

If you've never sat on a stranger's couch with a box of tissues in your lap, bawling your eyes out as a kind-eyed man smiles without judgment or criticism, then you don't know what you're missing.

My Therapist Assaulted Me -- And I Passed A Law To Keep It From Happening Again

xoJANE | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
xoJANE

Each therapy session he would cross the boundaries a little bit more and each time, I told myself that it was me who had the problem. He was a professional with years of experience, education, and training. He knew what he was doing, and I was the one that needed help.

8 Elements Of A Sincere Apology

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you're in a position to apologize, do it the right way even though it might be difficult. The gain far outweighs any anxiety you may have over saying, "I am sorry."

5 Things You Must Do If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

What is narcissism? A terribly inflated ego or sense of importance. People who believe the world should revolve around them. Who are impatient and critical. Who lack empathy. Will blame you for all problems.

Why Middle Age Is The Best Time To Seek Therapy

High50 | Posted 01.03.2015 | Fifty
High50

We like to think of aging as the route to wisdom, even serenity. The older generation was necessary, valued, at the top of the family tree. We knew the way the world worked, and we could offer sound counsel, and solace when it was needed.

How I'm Surviving in Survival Mode During a Severe Depression Relapse

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

Looking back, the cause of that depression was my inability to let myself take time to process major life events. Coming back from that dark place required months of work in therapy, adjusting my medications and learning how to be more honest about my feelings.

How to Understand Your Partner's (Or Your Own) Sexual Abuse History

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

After reading this post on a woman who hates sex because of her childhood sexual abuse history, a reader suggested that I write a post for partners o...

Home for the Holidays Survival Guide

Lauren Zander | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

Most of us arrive at holiday events so emotionally unprepared we might as well be un-showered and in our pajamas. I am referring to people not mentally designing how they want the holiday to go and believing they have NO control over what happens. That's not true!

25 Complaints My Son Will Share With His Future Therapist

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

For years, Elmo was a furry guy who existed only on T-shirts. When you finally saw him walk and talk, you practically sh*t yourself.

The New Allure Of Sacred Pilgrimages

The New York Times | Bruce Feiler | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

ARMY Staff Sgt. Juan Roldan was on patrol in Baghdad in 2006, when a warhead struck his vehicle, killing two colleagues. Sergeant Roldan suffered a bl...

How to Tap Into Inner Clarity for Your 2015 Vision

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Vollherbst

Once you see where you're shape-shifting to satisfy your ideas about other peoples' desires, you get the awareness that your reality is made up of choices that you are making, not someone else. The beautiful, liberating news is that you are free to choose again.

Being Depressed Did Not Make Me an Innocent in Hell

Karen Zainal | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Zainal

Yes, maybe it was never my fault that I was depressed, but I am in many ways flawed, just as you are. I am not innocent, just as you're not. The only difference is that the depressed feel the weight of their flaws far more intensely than those who are not depressed.

8 Ways to Raise Kids With Grit

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

When I was in graduate school we were taught that individuals are either born with the magical quality of resiliency or not. These days we have learned that resiliency or the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and even how to handle tricky situations can be taught. Here's how...

3 Ways to Stop the Fictional Stories We Tell Ourselves

Scott Gornto | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

By offering your presence, you increase your odds of learning the facts, thereby lessening your need to make up stories, and likely decreasing your anxiety level. The gauges can work in tandem, but it takes intentional practice to learn how to read and adapt to your particular levels.

5 Florida Charities for Veterans

Tabatha Turman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Tabatha Turman

As a veteran myself, I am aware of the harsh realities facing veterans today. With VA backlogged and the veteran unemployment rate around 10 percent, to say that being a veteran is tough would be an understatement. We can all make an effort to give back to those who have risked their lives for us.

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

Stigmatize Me, Fool

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

Depression isn't weakness. It's an illness. I think this message will make itself clearer as more people feel free to talk about it. So here I am, talking about it.

A Fresh Take on Marriage: Excerpt from Modern Brides & Modern Grooms

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

The following is an excerpt from my book Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional, Weddings. The bo...

3 Tips For Coping With Grief During The Holidays

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 01.24.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

When death occurs during the holiday season, all the jingling bells and fa-la-la-la-las are a crude backdrop for pain. The stark emptiness of loss throbs through your veins. You can barely breathe.

Here's How to Live Regret Free

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

We can pretend that it's "if we die" but the reality is it's "when." Being cognizant of that helps me live more authentically and clearly. Because my goal is to come to the end of my life and to honestly be able to say to myself that I have no regrets.

The Authentic Therapist

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

I struggle, and I am a therapist. I am a therapist, and yet I am also a perfectly imperfect human myself.

s The Stepdaughter-Stepmother Relationship Doomed?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I'm a 17-year-old female and nearing the end of my life as a child. My parents have been divorced for about four years now, which is for the better, but a year ago, my father married a woman I cannot bear to be around.