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The Untouched Generation

PolyXeni Kokovika | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
PolyXeni Kokovika

Everything in life has two sides, it is better to look at the positives and to embrace the advantages. Regardless of events, we need to have the courage to accept, to connect, and to share. Touching reflects directly back to us like a mirror and this instant give-and-take translates into love.

Don't Withdraw the Lure

Janet Blair Page | Posted 07.21.2014 | Style
Janet Blair Page

Here's the good news: You already know what your spouse likes. The simple truth is that what lured him or her into your marriage is your most effectiv...

8 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So often when people are anxious, depressed, dealing with relationship issues, or going through a life transition, their thoughts linger on what isn't right, their faults, and perceived weaknesses. Redirecting your attention to what you're good at and your strengths is a powerful step to bring about change.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Cats Relaxing to "Take It Easy" by The Eagles Is the Only Therapy You'll Need Today

Leslie Goshko | Posted 07.16.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Had a bad morning? Got into a fight? Anxious about the state of the world? Not to worry! Thanks to the some carefree cats and The Eagles, you can now enjoy the effects of what feels like an all-day spa treatment. All without ever having to leave your desk and in under two minutes.

Kick the Therapy Couch to the Curb

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Our bodies instinctively know how to self-heal, and if we give them half a chance, they can heal our minds as well. So lace up your shoes, kick the therapy couch to the curb, and let the momentum of a walk carry you forward into the change you crave.

3 Steps To Get Out Of Your Hidden Depression

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

The good news is that you can feel better. If you are in a relationship, you can feel more connected. And your family can function in a much healthier manner. These three steps are a beginning. The beginning of a journey where you will start to know who you really are.

The Joy In Every Wedding

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Their eyes softened just for a moment, remembering the day. They described that their marriage had added priceless depth and surprising meaning to their lives together. My own eyes teared up in response.

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks... Says Who?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

It is sad but true that we often carry around burdens from the past way into our 40's, 50's and even 60's that have never been addressed or healed. Guilt. Shame. Old angers and resentment.

Letter to My Daughter's Future Therapist

Jordan Roter | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Jordan Roter

At "press time," Gemma is almost 5 years old. I'm writing you this letter because, while I love my daughter with all my heart, and I'm trying really hard to be a great mom, I'm pretty sure I'm doing most things wrong.

10 Things You Should Know Before Your First Ayahuasca Ceremony

Ira Israel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Hats off to Bob Morris for his ruthlessly whitebread, antiseptic article in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times! Glamorizing ayahuasca with celebrity quotes and citing the LA Weekly in calling it "exceedingly trendy" is irresponsible on so many levels!

Heal With Colors

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sriya Chakravarti

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most." Colors are therapeutic. They have a direct effect on our mood, and well be...

Science Catches Up to What Authors Have Known Since the Age of Shakespeare: Writing Is Therapeutic

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Daniel Kravetz

Narcissism aside, there may be some very good reasons for people's natural urge to tell their personal stories.

Kids of Divorce Turn Out Just Fine

Honoree Corder | Posted 06.10.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

You have two choices: you can spend your time worrying about what might happen, or you can get busy doing what would make a the biggest and best positive impact.

Is Your Therapist A Good Fit?

Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News In whom can you confide your erotic dreams, your fear of dying or your unbearable loneliness? Who can you trust wit...

When Depressed, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Risa Sugarman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

My psychiatrist has told me I am a "person of integrity," and I am finally beginning to believe her. I can only conquer this race by continuing to take my meds and actively doing the hard work in therapy. The ups and downs will continue, and I have to simply roll with it.

Recalibrating Our Expectations of Childbirth

Cara Paiuk | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

Most births don't have complications but some do, and it is unfortunate when women feel they or their births are failures for failing to meet their preconceived notions of success. Women should strive for a birth that is manageable and meaningful, but without a sense of entitlement that it must be fast, painless, and stoic.

Let's Talk About Sex, Part 1

Elaine Williams | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact
Elaine Williams

Have you ever agreed to something, and then later think, what was I thinking? When I first began speaking on college campuses about addictions and da...

The Empowerment of Love

Janet Blair Page | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

I think we can all agree on the power of love as a force in the world. The word I believe applies to finding love is empower, visualizing and taking full personal responsibility for having the love you want.

When Do You Know You Need Therapy and How Do You Pick a Therapist? Dos and Don'ts

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Rasmussen

The more active and forthright you can be in addressing difficult issues, including about the therapy experience itself, the more productive your therapy will be.

No Man Is an Island: Recognizing Gun Violence as a Cultural Symptom

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Six years of counseling violent criminals convinced me long ago that monocausal explanations for violence (was it the parents? Genetics? Bad wiring? Medication or its lack?) blind us to the depths of cultural, structural violence boxing us in on all sides.

What Being A Therapist Taught Me About Gratitude

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Over 40 years of almost continuous practice: It is hard to really comprehend that amount of time. I do comprehend, though, what a blessing it is to have been part of a profession that has brought richness and meaning to so many days of my life. I am grateful.

7 Thing My Mom Did That Shocked Me

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I felt threatened and angry by my mom's intense emotions. I couldn't feel how this moment was different from moments in the past.

What You Need to Know About Therapy

Peter Field | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Recognizing the need for help and doing something about that need, far from being a sign of weakness, is an indication of maturity and strength.