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Best of Our Blogs: March 26, 2019

We've all got lists. To-do lists. Goal lists. Grocery lists. And the list that may never make it to a sheet of paper, but runs through your head daily. It's a compilation of all the ways you fall short.

Instead of that self-destructive mash of reasons why you should have called your friend, shouldn't have picked your kid up late and how you'll never find the right person, did you ever create a courage list?

Sometimes in your desire to achieve you compare yourself to people's best days. You forget that you're juggling parenthood and chronic illness or survived a traumatic childhood. You forget you've done some amazing things.

While you're planning your week spend a few minutes jotting down all the things you've done that's courageous. It might just be the boost you need to tackle that next big thing.

Emotional Numbness and Depression: Will It Go Away?

Even as we don’t like pain, it is a reminder that we are alive and have a steady pulse. Worse than heartbreak or rage can be the sensation of numbness, when you lose access to your feelings and can’t feel the sadness of an important loss or the aggravations that used to make you scream. Emotional numbness is a common, yet not talked about, symptom of depression.

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Do Opposites Really Attract?

News flash! Just about everyone thinks that opposites attract -- but they don’t. Many relationship experts write that people seek partners whose traits complement their own.

It’s a myth that opposites attract, says Matthew D. Johnson, Chair & Professor of Psychology and Director of the Marriage and Family Studies Laboratory, Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Inspiration & Hope

25 Inspiring Quotes on Embracing Your True Self

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” It is also the greatest struggle, in my opinion, to leave at the door the sentiments and expectations of others and lead with your truth. Lately I’ve looked for inspiration in the words of others to help me resist the urge to become an imitation of someone else and to embrace the person I am.

Here are some of my favorite quotes.

Do You Want A Values-Based Relationship?

Each person who finds themselves in a relationship has as an influence and reference point: their upbringing and what they witnessed between those who raised them. There are three choices when it comes to dating, mating and relating.

Emulate the family pattern
Resist or otherwise avoid the family pattern
A combination of these two


Psychology Around the Net: March 23, 2019

Ever wonder how food affects your mental health? Do you think social media addiction should be formally classified (and should the companies behind them be taxed for help)? What's your stance on Amy Schumer's discussion of her husband's autism spectrum disorder diagnosis?

Let's discuss it all and more in this week's Psychology Around the Net!