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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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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.

Celebrate Your Divorce, Beverly Hills-Style!

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.13.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Annette Marie Westwood's unconventional healing methods have attracted the attention of reality television programmers including the Oxygen Network. While she listens to offers, she continues working with her, so far, all female clientele and searching for upscale LA venues that might want to host sendoffs for cheaters.

How the 'Psychological Drama' Taught Peter Lorre How to Act

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Jonathan D. Moreno

Even if you don't know his name, and even if you were born 30 years after he died, chances are you recognize the actor who played the creepy guy in the 1942 film Casablanca. Peter Lorre 's life ended 50 years ago this year. A few weeks ago the British Film Institute concluded a month-long celebration of his work.

In Defense Of Divorce

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 11.05.2014 | Divorce
Mark Radcliffe

Divorce gets a bad rap. It's frequently billed as the ultimate example of failure in life -- personal, romantic and familial. And a lot of those who've been through it refer to it with a tough swallow, advising you to never even think of going there. But I'm here to defend it.

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

Secrets of Yoga Teacher Training: The Art of Getting Turned On

Jenine Durland | Posted 11.03.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jenine Durland

My apartment is quiet, so quiet in fact that after years of listening to free Pandora radio, last night I finally gave in and paid for the ad-free upg...

Are You Depressed and No One Knows It But You?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

You are not defined by what you accomplish. How much time you give or money you make. How many committee meetings you attend. How quickly you text people back after they text you. What you do is important. But it's not everything. You can sit down. Relax. Breathe. Sometimes... things can be about you.

7 Questions People Who See A Shrink Are Tired Of Hearing

Patrice Bendig | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

If I needed physical medical treatment like an examination or surgery, I wouldn't go to my best friend just because she cares about me. The same reasoning applies to mental health care -- the experts know best.

6 Things Your Couples Therapist Already Knows About Your Relationship

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 10.30.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

It's said you can't kid a kidder. But you'd also have to reach a pretty high bar to fool a couples counselor. We've pretty much seen it all. Fortunately for us, we don't have to reinvent the therapy wheel every time we meet a new couple.

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 12.18.2014 | 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...