The Principle of Continuity: A Framework for Coping with Disasters Like Covid-19
3 stones balancing symbolizing the strength, stability, continuity needed during COVID-19Photo Credit: Stephen VanHove from Pixabay

Learn more about the value of maintaining role, relational and historical continuity during times of tremendous stress and uncertainty.

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Climate Change: Time for a Declaration of Interdependence!
November 23, 2019
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The climate change crisis highlights a profound, yet often underappreciated truth: the unequivocal interdependent nature of life. This blog post explores what interdependence means and how it’s... Read More...
Mudita: Delight in the Happiness and Success of Others
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Mudita is a Sanskrit word that refers to the joy (rather than envy or resentment) we feel when others experience happiness and good fortune. The opposite of the German word Schadenfreude, this post... Read More...
Why We Help Others: The Science of Empathy and Altruism (Positive Psychology Series #6)
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Read about the latest science on empathy, altruism, and prosocial behavior—including research examining ways that empathy and prosociality can be increased.

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The Study of Authenticity (Positive Psychology Series #3)
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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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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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Supporting a Loved One With PTSD
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a medical condition some people develop after experiencing or witnessing an emotionally disturbing or life-threatening event. The distressing combination of... Read More...
Differentiation, Or What Makes Relationships Work
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Unless we were fortunate enough to have had good role models available when we grew up, most of us get into relationships little prepared and often overwhelmed by the complexities. The quick-fix... Read More...
When is Grief Complicated?
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Grief is the expected and arguably necessary human response to loss. Grieving has a purpose: it is the process by which an individual confronts the incredible range of emotions that can take hold... Read More...

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