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Uniting With Love Not Enmity

Janet Blair Page | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weddings
Janet Blair Page

Isn't your marriage more important than the wedding? Now would be a fantastic time to keep a firm hold on perspective. Make sure that appreciation of the memory is mutual by reaching agreement about your marriage ceremony in general.

Music Is What Feelings Sound Like

Psychology Today | Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

Most of us absolutely love music. We are compelled by it. We are provoked by it. We are moved by it. We are inspired by it. We feel connected to it. I...

6 Ways To Like Your Spouse More

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

After pointing out how your husband or wife is very different now compared to how they acted when you first starting dating, I will now give you six little ways to help you start to like your spouse more. Don't doubt the Blogapist. You are about to get schooled.

Cognitive Function and Its Impact on Chronic Pain

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

We all know that pain can cause all kinds of issues with our brain function, including making it hard for us to think or behave as we used to behave p...

What Does It Mean if I Don't Have Money Dreams?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Now, if you do dream about actual money, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are coming into financial wealth (sorry -- don't shoot the messenger). Remember, our dreams speak in the language of symbols.

Why Boris Kodjoe Is As Beautiful Inside As He Is Out

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices

Actor Boris Kodjoe couldn't be happier with the relationship he's forged with his wife and family, and he admits he has therapy to thank for that. ...

6 Effective Stretches and Exercises for Back Pain

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

The right exercises can help to strengthen the back and the surrounding muscles, which can decrease stress on the back and allow for better mobility. Exercises shouldn't focus solely on the back muscles.

What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Environmental factors such as stress, sleep disruption, and drug or alcohol use may also trigger manic-depressive episodes, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important -- proper nutrition and sleep, handling stress, finding a support network and psychotherapy can all help manage bipolar disorder.

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

Turn Your Divorce Breakdown Into Your Breakthrough

Honoree Corder | Posted 10.09.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

While you may not realize it today, your divorce can actually be the beginning of an amazing new life for you. Not that I want to spoil the end for you, but everything is going to be okay. In fact, you're going to love your life after divorce!

Child Artist With Autism Expresses Herself With The Help Of Her Therapy Cat

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.08.2014 | Good News

There's nothing quite like the unspoken bond between the best of friends. And that bond in particular means even more to Iris Grace Halmshaw, a 5-y...

7 Tips on How to Find a Good Mental Health Counselor

Stan Popovich | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Just like everything in life, you have your good counselors and you have your bad counselors. The key is to find someone that will help you solve your current mental health problems.

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

The Atlantic | Lauren Davis | Posted 09.24.2014 | World

Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. ...

Keeping the Peace

Janet Blair Page | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

Make sure that when you communicate, you are not adding extra hurt or complications to the topic you are addressing. The point is to achieve better understanding and harmony after every conflict or conversation.

Safety Planning To Prevent Suicide

Barbara Stanley | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Stanley

While suicide risk may last a few months, the actual time that a person plans a suicide attempt before acting is quite brief -- often a few minutes to an hour. The Safety Planning Intervention helps people recognize when they are entering this danger zone and provides ways to deescalate to prevent a suicide attempt.

Revolution Is Actually Condensed Evolution

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

Dogs in Asia: Doctors Not Dinner

Jill Robinson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

In a continent where dogs are often regarded as food, a change in attitude is palpable as the science behind the healing powers of canine therapy is being embraced by animal lovers and doctors alike.

Being Ridiculous Is Absolutely Necessary

Maria Senise | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

We laughed so fricken hard that day, my lungs hurt. It felt SO good. Sometimes, nothing beats acting completely silly, off-the-chain ridiculous, and just kind of stupid simply because you can. I needed that day.

Successful Strategies To Find The Right Therapist

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Once you've made the right choice, the therapeutic relationship can be one of the most life enhancing, rewarding relationships and experiences you'll ever have.

Coming Out, Again: A Singer Battles Depression and Stage Fright

Doug Kreeger | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

Words have meaning and intent, and denial of this fact is ignorant. I believe that in the great cage match of life, enlightenment destroys ignorance, and enlightenment is my truth, my whole truth, and nothing but my truth, in whatever way I choose to illuminate the darkness of my own tightly-locked closet.

I'm Sorry

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

We read and hear a lot about the importance of the balm of forgiveness, how it heals the giver and as well as the given too. But I think we don't think enough about the power of of asking for forgiveness, to knit together what feels irretrievably broken.

The Kind Of Therapy Every Teen Needs

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 09.01.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

Though at times it may not feel like it, we're not as isolated as we imagine. Reading about characters who confront and overcome similar predicaments and hurdles reminds us that there's always a way through and that we can all survive, and actually enjoy, our teenage years.

The Magic of Intention

Leigh Koechner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Koechner

When you are clear with your intention and you share it with the Universe or even one person, magic will happen. I recently went to Aspen to visit a ...