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Speaking Out: Shame and Sexual Assault

Suzannah Galland | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Suzannah Galland

The phrase 'sexual violence' has high currency now and, tragically, it's use appears to be on the increase. It is a situation that achieves one distin...

The Gentle Barn: 17 Years of Saving Animals and Healing Children

Ira Israel | Posted 08.18.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

The Gentle Barn was founded 17 years ago by Ellie Laks in her back yard in The San Fernando Valley. Today it is located on a much larger property in ...

Seven Ways to Orchestrate Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Amidst the sounds of bombs dropping in the Middle East one can hear sounds of guitar strings. A band of youth occupy the streets where united together...

Band Of Brothers--Veterans Seek Solace In Shakespeare

Farrah Alexander | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Farrah Alexander

The founder of Shakespeare with Veterans, Fred Johnson, has said that no one in the English language speaks more directly to the Veteran experience and the warrior's heart than William Shakespeare.

Better Mental Health

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again.

Managing Pain Without Opioids: Why You Should Consider Acupuncture

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Constance Scharff, Phd

Some people go faint at the sight of needles, while others breathe a sigh of relief knowing that pain relief is on the way. If you're in the second ca...

Is Your Partner Selfish in the Game of Love?

Suzannah Galland | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You might as well face it, you're addicted to love. Or sex. Or it could happen. We fall into these bad habits because our search for a mate grows so...

How Are You Feeling, Mr. Trump?

Devi Natarajan | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Devi Natarajan

When working with families and couples, therapists do not take sides. We are taught to take a neutral stance, keeping an open mind and focusing our at...

Depressed Patients Do Well With Cheaper Treatment

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Many people with depression struggle to get treatment for the condition, in part because “talk therapy” can be expensive, and there aren’t enoug...

Saratoga WarHorse... Saving the Lives of Our Veterans

Tim Hayes | Posted 07.21.2016 | Books
Tim Hayes

The emotional healing that begins with the nonverbal nonjudgmental acceptance of a horse enables veterans to feel safe enough to be themselves. This breakthrough Connection helps bridge the barrier of shame and isolation created by Post Traumatic Stress and enables the veteran to go on and continue to recover often utilizing emotional expressive therapy with another human.

When A Therapist Needs To Take A Break

Josh Jonas | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Josh Jonas

"My girlfriend has wanted me to get into therapy for a while," Jesse, a bright and quick 25 year old told me. "She sent me an email telling me why ...

For the Love of Bitches

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Pat Blumenthal

But bitchy women can be so insightful and so brilliantly funny. Their biting sarcasm can make you marvel. It is hard to stay bitchy though. It is exhausting ... which is why so many bitchy women complain about how tired they are.

What To Expect At Your First Therapy Session

Teen Vogue | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

So if you are choosing to try therapy, congrats on taking the leap. It means you're taking control of your problems, and what's cooler and more empowering than that? If you've got the first-appointment jitters, rest easy: Here's what to expect.

How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When each partner can react with greater equanimity, both partners can recover more easily. They regain a deeper acceptance of the other, recover their perspective taking and communication skills, and thus resolve disagreements more quickly before they spiral out of control.

How to Find Hope in the Challenge of Marriage

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer I recently read an article in The New York Times by philosopher Alain de Botton that ignit...

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.'

Does Donald Trump Have Anger Issues?

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics


The Unexpected Lesson I Learned About Pleasuring My Husband

Pam Costa | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

What I really learned is that the absolute most effective way to turn on my partner is to be confident and enthusiastic. Seriously, this woman was so INTO what she was doing and so INTO her partner that it would still would have been hot if she was slathering his cock with peanut butter while reading him the federal tax code.

A Burger And A Shake, Nothing Else All Day - Gain 50 Pounds A Year!

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Photo by William Anderson A new Smashburger opened in my home town this month to great fanfare, and a quick look at what they served was almost enoug...

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

Bad Advice: The Myth of Doomed Rebound Relationships

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Milton Mankoff

With the exception of the minority whose choices are clearly always self-destructive, the best way to work on recovering from bad breakups, as the research above indicates, is by actively pursuing new relationships, not withdrawal.

Anxiety of What Other People Think of You

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alex Ivanovs

Struggling to keep up with appearances because of anxiety? Deep rooted anxiety that stems from your past can easily ruin your present moment experienc...

How To Love Your Spouse, Even When You're Angry

Scott Gornto | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

You can still feel angry about their decisions, but a mature adult chooses to handle that anger in a constructive manner so that they can experience personal growth and see the relationship ultimately thrive.

Want To Be A Therapist? Here's A (Not Very Serious) Quiz

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

Many readers tell me that they are interested in having a career like me.  Well, okay, maybe three people have said this but whatever.  In order to ...

The Power To Feel More Deeply

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

As Norman Vincent Peale said: "When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor."