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How I Learned to Manage Bipolar Disorder

Dan Seider | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Seider

Five years ago I was going into the second year of my undergrad at the University of Guelph. The semester was going well. I was living with friends an...

Why Kids Misbehave in Classrooms

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

We've all met Johnny. He's the kid who simply won't behave in class. He can't seem to sit still and pay attention. While there are certainly many factors that contribute to student disruption and there is one core classroom management axiom that we would all be well served to remember.

Question: Does Cognitive Behavior Therapy Include Insight?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Answer: Insight is always a part of cognitive therapy -- an important part, but not an end in itself. We help patients gain insight into why they ...

What a Strawberry Taught Me About Sex

Pam Costa | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

So how can a strawberry teach me to be present? In the past, I relied heavily on touch to keep me immersed in a sexual encounter. But the reality is that I have four other awesome senses that can help keep me present and connected with my partner

How to Make a Degenerate: A Mother's Day Graduation

Cindy Withjack | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Cindy Withjack

"What are you doing for Mother's Day?" a coworker asks, while absentmindedly I move and move again objects in front of me on the counter. I feel lava run through my ear cartilage and consider carefully each potential response.

Why I Finally Finished Creating a Mandala Coloring Book I Had Worked on for Almost a Decade

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sky Mandala Marcano

To be honest I saw a bunch of people talking about coloring books for adults. Realizing the enjoyment people were getting from coloring. I started t...

14 Common Misconceptions About People Who Go To Therapy

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

I periodically hear questions or comments that remind me going to therapy is not as normalized or as acceptable as I had hoped. So in an attempt to shed light on the truth about seeing a therapist and raise awareness, here is a list of 14 things you shouldn't assume about people who go to therapy.

Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On

Pam Costa | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

We decided to conduct an experiment where he would plant a very bold Hollywood-style kiss on me when he arrived home for dinner. This dramatic entrance kick-started the trajectory and was silly enough to throw me off my typical rejection response.

Finally, a Therapist's Red-Flag Guide of Single Women to Avoid

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

The only way men could possibly make it through the dating scene in one piece is to learn the art of how to choose a woman who is most likely to enhance his life over the long haul, avoid the ones who are purveyors of pain, and I am here to help.

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scro...

Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Myself I Learned From an Online Quiz

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 05.15.2015 | Comedy
Nicole Jankowski

Since I have grown up with a therapeutic presence smothering me all around me, everywhere I turn, even on holidays and before school dances and at restaurants, I tend to eschew organized psychology. I, myself, gravitate toward a much more scientific and precisely accurate way to understand my drives, my actions and my relationships: Online Quizzes.

Obsession With Confined Space

Marwa Azab | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marwa Azab

Why are we so fascinated with walls? Tall, thick and soundproof? For the longest time, isolation has been a method of shunning a person who has tran...

Have Social Anxiety? This Startup Is Working To Help You Beat It

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

In March, a Bay Area-based startup called Joyable launched. Their mission? Helping people overcome their social anxiety. According to the Anxiety ...

How To Avoid Toxic Friendships

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

We tell our teens to surround themselves with true friends who promote positivity and healthy self-esteem. Shouldn't we practice what we preach? Spring is here, and it's the perfect time for taking emotional stock and ridding ourselves of winter's cobwebs.

What is a 'Clean' Breakup? (and How to Achieve One)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Holding compassion as a higher value than revenge, spite or fear may take some getting used to, but it is ultimately the one emotion that can see you safely through troubled waters.

Why Too Much Sex Is Like Too Much Ice Cream

Pam Costa | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

My husband's desire was higher than mine, so he initiated sex more frequently than I would otherwise crave it. Over the course of time I rarely had the opportunity to spontaneously feel and connect with my desire of my own accord. This was a very painful state.

Review: Let's All Hold Hands and Drop Dead

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 05.11.2015 | Books
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Her descriptions are so raw -- at times embarrassingly so -- that readers may cringe at the depth of the author's honesty and abandon.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie: When is it Time to Seek Help?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 05.08.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Even in today's sophisticated age, people are often reluctant to air their marital problems with an outsider, especially when it comes to sexual troubles.

Why Olivia Pope Is a Love Addict

Christine Gutierrez | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Christine Gutierrez

Olivia Pope is fierceness personified. She's strong, sharp, smart, sassy, suave and sexy. Women look to her for the latest style and to see how she handles her business like a boss.

Why I Chose Anti-Anxiety Medication

Elli Thompson Purtell | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Elli Thompson Purtell

Anxiety can make you a prisoner to your own mind. It exhaustively beats your spirit to a pulp. It doesn't go away no matter what you try and how badly you want to change. When decided upon thoughtfully and responsibly, medication can be a lifesaver.

Changing the Playlist in My Head

Pam Costa | Posted 05.07.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

A year later, I have added a bunch of new mantras to my playlist. The voices in my head are still funny and sarcastic, but I love them the most when they channel their sassy and sexy sides and whisper things like "Go ahead, you have time for a little unexpected pleasure right now."

Priscilla Frank

How Art Therapy Can Help Children Facing Mental And Emotional Challenges

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts

May 7 is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, a day meant to raise awareness of the many children, youth, and young adults throughou...

The 4 Stages Of A Dying Marriage

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

Similar to the four stages of cancer, marriages that end deteriorate in four distinctive and predictable stages, and once a marriage moves from stage one to two, it will ultimately die if nothing is done about it.

10 Ways To Predict If Couples Counseling Will Save Your Marriage

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.06.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

Talking about being willing to fight and do anything to save your relationship is easier said than done.

Everyone Else Is Not You

Lindsay Agne | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lindsay Agne

People need more from you and from me. They need more of your undivided attention, which I know already feels so limited and so stretched out among...