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How to Resist Negative Social Contagion

How to Resist Negative Social Contagion

Researchers have discovered that people are remarkably responsive to what other members of their social group are doing. “Social Contagion” is the term social psychologists use to describe the tendency...
Psychology Around the Net: February 23, 2019

Psychology Around the Net: February 23, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net has the latest on a new website providing professional and unbiased reviews of mental health apps and other digital tools, what optimists do differently...
What’s Wrong with Me? It’s Not You

What’s Wrong with Me? It’s Not You

     So we enter a time in our history where nothing matters, people are angry and the middle class is screwed. College and healthcare cost too much for the...
Is Your Partner Addicted to You?

Is Your Partner Addicted to You?

At first, Jacqueline found her partner’s behavior endearing. He would send her multiple text messages during the day including during work, he randomly appeared when she was out to lunch...
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Coping with Health Anxiety

Healthy human bodies produce all sorts of physical symptoms that might be uncomfortable, unexpected, and unwanted. With health anxiety there is a misinterpretation of discomfort and normal bodily sensations as...
Tips to Prevent and Recover from a Trying Day

Tips to Prevent and Recover from a Trying Day

“Be proactive not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.” – Ken Poirot Do you ever have one of those mornings where the battle against...
What to Do When You Think You’ve Gained Weight

What to Do When You Think You’ve Gained Weight

You can feel it, and you’re devastated. Your once loose pants are tightening around your hips and thighs. Your jeans no longer fit as well as they used to (or...
Less Perfection, More Self-Care

Less Perfection, More Self-Care

  Perfectionists suck at self-care. We’re much more concerned with goals and accomplishments than with our own wellbeing. Sometimes, we’re so busy that we don’t even realize that our drive...
How to Identify and Overcome Frustration

How to Identify and Overcome Frustration

“I was an accomplice in my own frustration.” – Peter Shaffer While we may not recognize when we do it, or even admit to it when we know we do,...
Will Medicare Part D Pay for My Drugs?

Will Medicare Part D Pay for My Drugs?

Proposed changes to Medicare policy may leave some without coverage for the drugs that treat their mental illness. There’s still time to contact your senators before these changes are made....
Today I Love Week Ends

Today I Love Week Ends

Today I love week ends and how much I look forward to celebrating another successful completion of that cycle of days. I love that my weekend starts at seven o’clock,...
When Cells Cry: Grief at a Cellular Level

When Cells Cry: Grief at a Cellular Level

I don’t like grief. I don’t like grief in almost the same way I don’t like death – because I don’t understand it. And when I don’t understand something, it...
Not My Choice

Not My Choice

There’s a lot of trouble out there in this big old world, trouble surrounding ADHD. And the bulk of that trouble seems to center on people who have declared that...
God is in the Details?

God is in the Details?

I know, I know, it’s been awhile—way too long since my last blog. Too many distractions? Maybe just one, maybe two. Okay, I’ve been a little preoccupied with the details...
The Emotional Costs of Poor Planning

The Emotional Costs of Poor Planning

It’s often said that people with ADHD tend to have an impaired ability to plan ahead. This is, of course, absolutely correct. But it’s also a little clinical just to...
Unhealthy Diet Linked to Poor Mental Health

Unhealthy Diet Linked to Poor Mental Health

A new study adds to the mounting evidence that an unhealthy diet is tied to poor mental health, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender, education, age, marital status and...