Coping

3 New Psychology Research Findings You Should Know About

Lets face it. For us human beings, often the most difficult struggles in our lives come from inside of us. We are all essentially walking, talking…

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Five Simple Steps to Learn Mindfulness That Really Work

Fifteen years ago a colleague dragged me to a Mindfulness Training for mental health professionals. At that time, mindfulness was not considered a…

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A Secret Cause & Cure for the Socially Anxious

The Fatal Flaw: A deeply buried, un-nameable sense that: Something is wrong with me. I am missing some vital ingredient that other people have. I…

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3 Ways to Harness Your Brain’s Power & Change Your Life

Between psychology, medical science and neuroscience, we have never known so much about the human mind. Recently I’ve been amazed at the number and…

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The Four Greatest Psychological Discoveries of 2014

Every day of every year, scientists toil away in their efforts to understand the workings of the human mind. What makes us happy? How do our emotions…

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Stressful Family? 10 Mantras to Get You Through the Holidays

Is your family happy and supportive? Are your holiday family gatherings warm, loving and festive? If so, that is wonderful. And you can stop reading…

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4 Subtle Family Dynamics That Can Ruin Your Holidays

Do you look forward to seeing your family at the holidays, but then often come away feeling vaguely disappointed, confused, angry or guilty? If…

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7 Steps to Conquer a Painful Emotion

Having intense feelings is simply a part of being alive. No one gets a free pass. But some feelings just keep coming back again and again, like an…

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Eight Step Method to Manage Intense Emotion

Recently I received this request from a reader: What I have found lacking is books or articles on the process of revealing my feelings, the…

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Childhood Emotional Neglect: Real People, Real Stories

Some of the most powerful words are those of real people sharing their stories. Some of the quotes below were emailed to me (with permission to…

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Robin Williams and Childhood Emotional Neglect

After Robin Williams’ sad and shocking suicide, friends, family, fellow stars, and even reporters offered multiple explanations for the virtually…

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How to Deal With Your Emotionally Neglectful Parents

Now that I see what my parents didn’t give me, how do I continue to interact with them? Should I tell my parents how they failed me? If I…

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Tame Your Brain for a Happier Holiday Season

Why are some folks' holidays happier than others? For the majority of people, there is a one-word answer to this question:  Family. Here’s…

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A Different Kind of March Madness

Trapped Indoors: The Mad Month of March    This is the month that makes us all go a little mad.  You know what I mean.  This morning is a…

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Sappy, Sloppy Emotions: What’s the Point?

Sappy, Sloppy Emotion: What’s the Point? “Although many of us may think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, biologically we are…

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