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I have a confession to make. Sometimes late at night I’ll catch an infomercial or two. It’s a silly obsession I have. One that my husband can’t understand.

But it’s not the products themselves that make me intrigued. I’m drawn to what it does to the people who use them.

Wouldn’t it be great to make your life perfect with a blink of an eye, a swipe of a magic wand?

I think that’s what makes me glued to the screen. There’s something so attractive about the belief that the right food, exercise equipment or program will somehow drastically change your life for the better.

But then I turn the TV off. Because I know it’s Hollywood and I know that real life is filled with emotional storms, depression and difficulty. And that real lasting change comes from being committed to hard work on a daily basis.

How about you?

When it comes to life’s difficulties are you drawn into the fantasy? Or are you conscious about the importance of real change and your power to make that happen?

Well maybe these will help. We’re ending another week with a round of top posts that will get you prepared for emotional storms, give you the facts on college depression (something relevant to the current fall school year), bring lasting change to your life and more.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Rising Above Emotional Storms

(The Therapist Within) – Remember those moments when everything feels like it’s going all right? The sun is out. Your relationships are fine. And then suddenly? A storm comes out of nowhere. Even if it’s something that’s been brewing for a time, it can still take you for surprise. The question is do you have the tools to deal with these emotional storms? Go here to get prepared for that next emotional storm.

Statistics About College Depression

(World of Psychology) – September means back to school. But did you know it also may mean depression? This top post reveals the alarming statistics of depression among college kids. It will surprise you!

What Percent of People With Bipolar Disorder Can Achieve Bipolar in Order

(Bipolar Advantage) – Maybe it’s not your beliefs that are skewed, maybe it’s those psychology studies and discussion groups. Bipolar Advantage takes a look at how the skewing of a particular audience impacts the way we perceive mental illness.

Why You May Need to Leave the Mind Behind for Real Change

(Mindfulness and Psychotherapy) – It may be tempting to believe in quick, fast, immediate change. But real change takes a lot of work. A post that’ll open you up to become aware of what you need to make real transformations in your life. Hint: You may need to leave your mind behind for this one.

Kabbalah’s Three Dimensional Smile (God in Therapy Series)

(Therapy Soup) – In this God in Therapy Series, Therapy Soup introduces us to Kabbalah and the importance of laughter and a smile. All affect our perceptions and reality and have implications for psychotherapy. Now doesn’t that make you want to smile?

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 3 Sep 2010
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APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2010). Best of Our Blogs: September 3, 2010. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 18, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/09/03/best-of-our-blogs-september-3-2010/

 

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