PsychAlive 2018-02-19T19:57:53Z https://www.psychalive.org/feed/atom/ WordPress PsychAlive <![CDATA[How to Have Your Best Valentine’s Day]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25608 2018-02-07T21:17:16Z 2018-02-07T19:35:09Z The post How to Have Your Best Valentine’s Day appeared first on PsychAlive.

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Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT <![CDATA[Why People with Eating Disorders Need Our Compassion]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25603 2018-02-06T21:17:53Z 2018-02-06T21:17:53Z Why do some people develop an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia, or compulsive overeating or binging? When we see someone refusing to eat or eating into obesity, the temptation is to criticize or correct them. “Just stop it! Can’t you see you’re hurting yourself?” But criticism is the last thing a person with an eating ...

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Brian Zeng <![CDATA[What It’s Like To Live With Mental Disorder]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25595 2018-02-02T21:41:17Z 2018-02-02T21:39:53Z When people get a bunch of paperwork or are rushing certain tasks to meet deadlines at work or at school, they sometimes utter words without a second thought. Words like “I’m going crazy” or “I’m having a panic attack.” Such casual remarks seem empty to others but to those who are suffering from mental illness, ...

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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. <![CDATA[The Secret to Staying Close to Your Partner]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25592 2018-01-30T19:31:12Z 2018-01-30T19:31:12Z In the intimate quarters of a romantic relationship, the reactivity between couples can be electric, the slightest jolt from one person sending the other into sparks. As emotional beings armed with complicated attachment histories, we key off each other in complex ways. The chronic lateness of our partner can cause us to feel wounded and vengeful. ...

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Lena Firestone <![CDATA[The Simplest & Most Effective Technique I’ve Found for Reducing Stress]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25587 2018-01-26T19:02:56Z 2018-01-26T19:02:56Z The World Health Organization has labeled stress a “worldwide epidemic.” The percentage of people suffering from stress and anxiety around the world keeps rising year after year. By now, we’ve all heard about the benefits of practicing mindfulness to reduce stress. However, the very idea of practicing mindfulness can feel daunting to many of us. ...

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Carolyn Joyce <![CDATA[How to Stop Fighting and Feel Close Again]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25582 2018-01-26T18:33:54Z 2018-01-26T18:33:54Z Why is it that we fight the most with those we love the most? Is it just because we’re two people with two completely separate minds spending so much time together that we’re bound to not see eye to eye once in a while? Or, is it something more profound, something deeper? Unfortunately, it’s usually ...

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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. <![CDATA[How Emotions Guide Our Lives]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25546 2018-02-02T19:25:16Z 2018-01-22T23:50:20Z Emotions guide our lives in a million ways. Whether we’re inclined to hide and avoid or ponder and express them, most of us don’t realize the extent to which they are driving our thoughts and behavior. Exploring our emotions is a worthy endeavor for anyone hoping to know and develop themselves, build healthy relationships, and ...

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Robert Firestone, Ph.D <![CDATA[You Don’t Really Want to Get Better]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25539 2018-01-04T19:19:01Z 2018-01-04T19:19:01Z Of course psychotherapy clients want relief from their symptoms, depression, anxiety, and other painful emotions. But at the same time, they don’t want to change the fundamental defenses that would then allow them to develop and overcome their psychological maladies. Most people fear a basic change in their identity, be it positive or negative. From an early age, children form a powerful bond ...

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Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT <![CDATA[Is Worrying About the World Impacting Your Emotional Wellbeing?]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25535 2018-01-02T21:10:51Z 2018-01-02T21:05:44Z From current events to politics, there is no shortage of anxiety-inducing information in the world. At times, it can feel like our senses are being bombarded with worrisome news. How much worry is too much? How can we cope? This can certainly be more difficult for those who have lacked secure attachment in childhood or ...

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Robert Firestone, Ph.D <![CDATA[A Psychological Perspective on Human Destructiveness]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25488 2017-12-06T20:07:33Z 2017-12-06T20:07:33Z My inspiration for writing this blog springs from a deep feeling for people and a grave concern that without a proper understanding of the reasons for their inhumanity in relation to one another and the development of a compassionate world view, it is likely that human beings will eventually destroy themselves and life on the planet. Despite ...

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