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Feelin’ Down? Engage Your Inner Child.

Feelin’ Down? Engage Your Inner Child.

Once upon a pandemic, a resourceful inner child discovered enchanting ways to play happily ever after. Follow this tale of a forlorn adult’s journey to awaken fond childhood memories to rekindle creativity,...
When Freaking Out Becomes a Habit

When Freaking Out Becomes a Habit

Last week, I did the weirdest thing. I freaked out about the most insignificant problem and I just couldn’t stop! Even in the midst of my panic, intellectually I knew that things weren’t that bad....
The Psychological Power of Calling Someone a Karen

The Psychological Power of Calling Someone a Karen

Karen used to be such an innocuous name. Not anymore. Now it’s an insult.  Karen is the entitled, officious middle-aged white woman who wants to speak to the manager. More...
Today I Love The Rejuvenating Water

Today I Love The Rejuvenating Water

Today I love the rejuvenating water and the way it makes me feel better than I did when I am in it, or on it. I love that down through history we have constantly gone through times when we touted the benefits of bathing and I am prepared to take my place among the proponents of the practice and tell you to get yourself into
Mental Illness and Police Violence

Mental Illness and Police Violence

People with mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed when approached or stopped by the police than are other civilians. While 1
Turning Pain into Meaning: Is There an Upside to Trauma?

Turning Pain into Meaning: Is There an Upside to Trauma?

Events are traumatic when they are highly stressful, frightening, or distressing. Such experiences can inflict deep psychological wounds, damaging our mental health and reducing our overall sense of wellbeing. That...
Recognizing the Narcissist Abandonment Cycle

Recognizing the Narcissist Abandonment Cycle

“I never want to see you again,” Marie shouted to her husband as she slammed the door on the way out. Adam stood still wondering if she would immediately turn...
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6-Step Guide to Survive Pandemic-Related Distress

6-Step Guide to Survive Pandemic-Related Distress

Distress is a culmination of an uncomfortable storm of emotions, judgments, resistance, and physical sensations. Depending on a person’s specific triggers, coping skills, brain, and self-understanding, the reaction to distress...
E-Mail Style May Suggest Personality Traits

E-Mail Style May Suggest Personality Traits

A new theory suggests that the way in which we communicate online, via email and social media, reveals much about our personality and character types. Psychologists from the Universities of...