Psychology Tips

Accepting a Childfree Life – How to be Happy When You Can’t Have Kids

Accepting a Childfree Life – How to be Happy When You Can’t Have Kids

Written by on July 27, 2012 in Happiness Tips, Identity & Life Tips, Psychology Tips with 12 Comments

If you haven’t chosen a childfree life, you need to know how to be happy without having children of your own. These tips on accepting life without kids are from me – a woman who has accepted infertility. Accepting a childfree life is easier said than done, right?  But listen… “The willingness to win OR […]

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Does Psychotherapy Work? 3 Tips for Analyzing Your Psychotherapist

Does Psychotherapy Work? 3 Tips for Analyzing Your Psychotherapist

Written by on May 9, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 6 Comments

For psychotherapy to work, you have to choose the right psychotherapist. These tips will help you analyze your therapist before jumping into weeks or years of expensive counseling. “Soon after I became a psychotherapist, I realized I could not become the type of therapist my schooling had trained me to become,” writes Manhattan-based therapist Jonathan […]

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How to Stop Hating Yourself

How to Stop Hating Yourself

Do you hate yourself for the things you’ve done? Maybe you feel like Judas – someone who betrayed his best friend for a few pieces of silver. You’re not alone. I’m an expert in self-hatred. When I read my old diaries from when I was 11 – 30 years ago! – I’m shocked that I […]

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Are You Stuck in the Past? Getting Unstuck With EMDR Therapy

Written by on April 10, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps people who feel stuck in the past, like they’re making the same mistakes over and over. The foundation of this therapy is unprocessed memories, which cause negative emotions and reactions in the present moment. “EMDR therapy targets the unprocessed memories that contain the negative emotions, sensations, and beliefs,” […]

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Most Popular Personality Articles, Tips, and Tests

My most popular personality articles revolve around introverts. I love hearing from readers who thought they were weird but learned they just have introverted personality traits! These articles are popular because they reveal how personality traits affect our lives, careers, relationships, and even how we handle money. Check ‘em out – and tell me if […]

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What is SAD? Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Depression

What is SAD? Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Depression

Written by on October 16, 2011 in Emotional Health Tips, Happiness Tips, Psychology Tips with 2 Comments

This description of what SAD is includes the most common symptoms of Seasonal Affective Depression (which is what SAD is!), plus several tips for treating this type of depression. “Long nights and cold weather days are upon us which means the ‘winter blues’ could be setting in,” says Oz Garcia, Ph.D., co-author of Redesigning 50: The […]

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Exercise Tips for Extroverts, Introverts, and Neurotics

Exercise Tips for Extroverts, Introverts, and Neurotics

You probably already know that your personality traits directly affect your health and happiness levels! These exercise tips for extroverts, introverts, and neurotics will help you achieve your fitness goals – whether you want to lose that last 20 pounds or run a marathon… The key to losing weight and getting fit is to find […]

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How to Handle Relatives Who Get Drunk at Family Gatherings

How to Handle Relatives Who Get Drunk at Family Gatherings

Written by on August 29, 2011 in Emotional Health Tips, Family Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

Do your relatives drink too much and get intoxicated at family gatherings? These tips are long-term strategies for coping with addicted family members. They’re inspired by a reader who is fed up with her alcoholic relatives… “I have a few family members who are alcoholics but, none of them will admit it!” says J. on […]

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Should You Visit In-Laws and Family Members Who Are Hurtful?

Should You Visit In-Laws and Family Members Who Are Hurtful?

Written by on August 23, 2011 in Emotional Health Tips, Family Tips, Psychology Tips with 7 Comments

A reader asked if she should visit her in-laws even though she despises them. Yep! These tips on how to visit in-laws and family members who are hurtful are inspired by her comments… “Should I continue to go to my in-laws’ family events at their home, for my husband’s and daughter’s sake, even though I […]

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Do You Act and Talk Like Your Mom – and Hate It? How to Stop

Do You Act and Talk Like Your Mom – and Hate It? How to Stop

Written by on August 19, 2011 in Family Tips, Psychology Tips, Tips for Teens & Children with 1 Comment

Ready to distance yourself from your mother and figure out who you are? These tips for women who act and talk like their moms (and hate it) are inspired by a reader’s comment… “Do you think the mother-daughter relationship HAS to be fixed in order for the daughter to be in a functional and happy […]

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