Self-Care for Kids: 8 Practical Ways to Promote your Child’s Mental Health on a Daily Basis
November 13, 2018
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2 children hugging outdoors during playtime. connection helps promote mental health.Photo Credit: Trinity Kubassek

Positive, early habits are like “vaccinations” for the soul; they can help prevent or ameliorate a more serious mental health condition from developing.

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Bouncing Back When Things Get Difficult: The Psychology of Resilience
October 9, 2018
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How much do you agree with the following statement? “Setbacks don’t discourage me. I don’t give up easily.” Psychologists who study resilience have found that some people are able to succeed... Read More...
Play to Your Strengths: The Science of Character Strengths
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According to psychologists, understanding and utilizing our character strengths and virtues is a key component of living a good life. Rather than feeding the tendency to notice what’s wrong,... Read More...
The Study of Authenticity
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What is authenticity? What does the research say about its relationship to well-being? How can we cultivate more of it? Learn more here from social psychologist, Elizabeth Hopper, PhD.

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Forging One’s Own Path: An Interview with Sherene Vismaya Schostak

Interview with psychoanalyst, astrologer, and writer Sherene Vismaya Schostak on psychotherapy and the hermit archetype.

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Look on the Bright Side: The Science of Optimism (Positive Psychology Series #2)
November 14, 2017
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Most studies show that being optimistic is good for us: optimists have better mental health and may even live longer.

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What is Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy?
October 26, 2017
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Focusing-oriented psychotherapy evolved from a holistic and body-oriented practice called “focusing.” As a therapist, I sometimes describe focusing as psychological mindfulness because it is... Read More...
Positive Psychology: The Theory and Science – Part I
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Rather than removing pathology, the field of Positive Psychology focuses on ways to cultivate qualities like optimism, gratitude, generosity and resilience. This is the first in a series of upcoming... Read More...
20 Ways to Let Go of Ego (from David Richo, PhD)

Use this list to help cultivate healthy self-esteem, rather than egotism. From psychotherapist, teacher, and best-selling author, David Richo.

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You Are Worthy: How to Overcome Feelings of Shame
April 25, 2017
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We don’t often talk about it, but we all experience feelings of shame at one point or another – times when we feel deficient, faulty or unworthy. When we feel…

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