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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Be Kind to Yourself: Four Ways to Practice Self-Care
February 20, 2017
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Self-care. Bayfront Park Miami Free Yoga picture by Rafael Montilla at FlickrPhoto Credit: Rafael Montilla
When was the last time you took time to do something nice for yourself? If you’re like many people, you might find that you’ve been too busy to get a full night of sleep, to cook yourself a good... Read More...
Emotional Wellness Skills: An Interview with Judy Belmont, Therapist, Speaker and Author
December 30, 2016
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There are so many people struggling with mental health issues that don’t go to counseling. I have about forty years of experience as a therapist, and I wanted to focus on life skills that anybody... Read More...
Can Writing Make You Healthier and Happier? 3 Easy Writing Activities To Try
April 19, 2016
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Diary Writing - Can Writing Make You Happier and Healthier?Photo Credit: Fredrik Rubensson
You’ve probably heard that keeping a journal is good for your mental health, but did you know that writing can benefit your physical health as well? In fact, psychologists studying the effects 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...
The Link Between Creativity and Happiness
September 30, 2015
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Adult Coloring BookPhoto Credit: Maxine De Ruyck
If you’re like most people, you probably drew in coloring books, painted, or worked on another type of art project in elementary school. But, unless you’re a professional artist, you probably... Read More...
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – “PLEASE Mastery” Technique for Emotion Regulation
July 17, 2015
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Bright and bursting flower, photo by Kendra LuckPhoto Credit: Kendra Luck
This article describes a practical psychology tool taught in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) known by the acronym “PLEASE”(Mastery). It’s designed to help with emotional... Read More...
How to Change Behavior: A Theoretical Overview
May 16, 2015
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Baby Steps - How to Change BehaviorPhoto Credit: Juhan Sonin
There are a variety of theories about how to make behavioral changes – either starting something new or eliminating something old. This post reviews some key models for changing behavior, including... 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...