Positive Psychology: The Theory and Science – Part I
Positive Psychology diagram showing how A positive reinforces B positivePhoto Credit: Jurgen Appalo
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...
The Core of Co-Dependency
The only person you can now or ever change is yourself. -Melody Beattie quote, photo by Moyan BrennOriginal Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn
At the center of co-dependency lies low self-esteem and low self-worth or, in different words, negative beliefs about my lovability and my contributions in this world. Because the term co-dependency... Read More...
Ecopsychology: The Study of Your Relationship to the Natural World
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Ecopsychology is an emerging field that recognizes that you cannot have sanity without a sane relationship with your environment. Learn more about this relatively new and much-needed branch of... Read More...
How Gratitude Helps Us Build Better Relationships
Quote: goodness is the only investment that never failsPhoto Credit: Kim Pratt
When was the last time that you thanked a friend, coworker, or family member for something they did for you? Although we’ve been taught that it’s important to say thank you, it’s easy to take... Read More...
Getting to Know Your Emotions
One of the most useful skills we need in order to be in good relationship with others is the ability to identify our emotions or feelings. This article offers a jump-start to learn this skill. What... Read More...
Feeling Isolated? 5 Simple Tips for Connecting
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American culture is one that strongly values independence and achievement over connection and the collective good. If you are feeling isolated, you are not alone. Nearly 25% of Americans report... Read More...