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...
Are You Overestimating How Much Things Affect You?
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If you’re like many of us, you’d probably guess that major life events will have strong, relatively long-lasting effects on your emotions. But this is often not the case. Affective forecasting is... 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...
Individualist or Collectivist? How Culture Influences Behavior
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Young people from diverse culture backgrounds looking happy and connectedPhoto Credit: Festival Ambulante
If someone asked you to finish the sentence, “I am ________”, what sorts of things would you include in your responses? Your personality traits? Your job title? Your relationships to others?... Read More...
Attachment Style: How Does it Impact Your Relationships?
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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
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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...