Mental Health

Going to the Dogs: Life Lessons from Holly and Harmony

01/06/2015
Going to the Dogs:  Life Lessons from Holly and Harmony

We can learn a lot from dogs. In a situation filled with the chasing and seeking of rabbits, two dogs taught me more about the wisdom of being mindful and letting go of preconceived notions.

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Please Remember: Good Manners are the Building Blocks of Society. Thanks

12/19/2014
Please Remember: Good Manners are the Building Blocks of Society. Thanks

It seems like rudeness has reached epidemic proportions because people have forgotten that good manners are the foundation of a good society. There are larger systemic reasons for this behavior but we all can still do our part.

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Bill Cosby: The Fall of America’s Dad

12/10/2014
Bill Cosby: The Fall of America’s Dad

The accusations of rape against Bill Cosby have been difficult to understand, mostly because of his beloved reputation. However, Narcissistic Personality Disorder could explain how he could explain both the horrible and great parts of his personality.

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The Cycle of Insanity: And Mass Shootings Continue

11/22/2014
The Cycle of Insanity: And Mass Shootings Continue

Yet another mass shooting illustrates the cycle of insanity in which we currently live. As long as we refuse to do anything about the systemic factors behind each incident, we guarantee that there will be others.

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No Longer Running on Empty: Five Ways of Recharging Your Battery

09/24/2014
No Longer Running on Empty: Five Ways of Recharging Your Battery

These days a lot of people feel like they’re running on empty. They report feeling tired, sad, depressed and unmotivated. However, there are things you can do to counteract these feelings. The five ways of recharging your battery can help you feel full of life again.

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Ode to Joy

08/27/2014
Ode to Joy

A couple singing and dancing in a gas station made me realize that we don’t have nearly enough joy in our lives. If we are to remedy that, we need to slow down, create opportunities for it and make sure that making an ode to joy is a daily occurrence.

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Child Custody Suits Harm Families

07/18/2014
Child Custody Suits Harm Families

The recent child custody battles of Halle Berry and Jason Patric point out the flaws in our legal system when dealing with families. Instead of being adversarial, families in trouble need the kind of assistance that ensures everyone can win.

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Climate Insecurity is Earth-Shattering News: What We Can Do About It.

04/29/2014
Climate Insecurity is Earth-Shattering News: What We Can Do About It.

Climate insecurity is one of the great crises of our times yet many people seem to have their heads in the sand about it. Psychology gives us reasons why some are in denial but it also provides solutions for how to combat it.

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The Fort Hood Shooting: We Need Better Psychological Treatment in the Military

04/16/2014
The Fort Hood Shooting: We Need Better Psychological Treatment in the Military

The most recent Fort Hood shooting highlights the dearth of necessary mental health treatment in our military.

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Pondering Torture and Psychology’s Code of Ethics

03/24/2014
Pondering Torture and Psychology’s Code of Ethics

The American Psychological Association’s recent refusal to censure psychologists who participated in torture comes with serious ethical implications. If psychologists are to be effective, the public must know that we abide by our Code of Ethics or face the wrath of our colleagues.

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