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
Two women talking, photo titled Amigas by Dani VR at FlickrPhoto Credit: Dani VR
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...
How To Help Someone Who is Having Suicidal Thoughts
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Hope: If you're going through hell, keep going. -Winston ChurchillOriginal Photo Credit: Pol Sifter
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 40,000 Americans die due to suicide every year, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the nation. Recently, I learned... Read More...
It Gets Better: How to Address Bullying in Schools
Anti-Bullying Respect Tour - No Bullying AllowedPhoto Credit: Working Word
“When certain things are said to you over and over again as you’re growing up, it stays with you and you wonder if they’re true.” This is how the pop singer Lady Gaga described the effects of... Read More...
How To Deal With Difficult People
November 14, 2014
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Whether we order coffee from a grumpy barista in the morning or we have to interact with an overbearing colleague at work, it is inevitable that we will deal with difficult people on a daily basis.... Read More...
How to Cope with Rejection
Man looking sad, trying to cope with rejectionPhoto Credit: Vic@Flickr
We’ve all experienced rejection, and we all know that it’s no fun. In fact, psychologists studying the neuroscience of rejection have actually found that the experience activates the same... Read More...
Attachment Style: How Does it Impact Your Relationships?
Happy couple exemplifying healthy attachmentPhoto Credit: Linh Tinh
Humans have a fundamental need to form close relationships with others. Attachment theory helps us understand how we connect with others, including what gets in the way of building satisfying and... Read More...
By Supporting Others, You Support Yourself: Findings from Social Psychology
Peaceful image of 2 people sitting by Salt Lake, demonstrating how supporting others helps you support yourselfPhoto Credit: sebadelval at Pixabay
If relationships play such an important role in our well-being, how can we work to foster better interpersonal relationships? Many of us may already know what not to do in relationships, but... Read More...
Healthy Boundaries
Meme related to healthy boundaries and assertiveness, stating "NO is a complete sentence."Original Photo by: Moyan Brenn
For years, I was unaware of how to negotiate healthy boundaries. If a close friend or even a casual acquaintance asked for a favor, I would always say yes. Over time, I’ve learned to incorporate... Read More...

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