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Live Your Own Life

What gives a person’s life meaning is as unique to that person as their fingerprint. In order to live your own life, you must begin to identify and prioritize the things in your life that are the most meaningful to you. It is essential that you ask yourself if you are truly living the life… Read more »

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Personal Story of a Life Touched by Suicide

The person who gave this talk at an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk this Fall has asked that the location of the walk and her name be withheld so as not to cause any emotional harm to other family members who are at different points in the recovery and healing… Read more »

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Do You Confuse Admiration with Love? Tales of a Covert Narcissist

Written by an Anonymous PsychAlive Contributer A reader who commented on the article “Narcissistic Relationships: the Perils of Loving a Narcissist”  raised an interesting question, “Why would a person go back to a Narcissist?”  His question resonated with something I read recently in Alice Miller’s book, The Drama of the Gifted Child, a statement that… Read more »

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The Critical Inner Voice – Whiteboard Animation

Watch this short whiteboard animation to understand the Critical Inner Voice. Discover where the inner critic comes from and how to overcome self-attacks. To learn more about how to Overcome Your Inner Critic sign up for this eCourse. 

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Video Playlist: Parenting

12345678next » Dr. Pat Love- On What it is to Parent Dr. Pat Love Discusses what it means to be a parent.<br /> <br /> Watch the full... Psychalive Presents: Joyce Catlett - On Ambivalent Feelings All Parents Have Like it or not, all parents have ambivalent feelings toward their children. Chil... Psychalive Presents: Joyce... Read more » Learn More

Video Playlist: Relationships

12345... 910next » Dr. Pat Love- On Deciding who you are Dr. Pat Love talks about the ability to create a meaningful and rewarding life r... Dr. Pat Love Explains The Four Basic Keys to Loving Dr. Pat Love describes four basic actions to take that constitute a concrete off... Dr. Pat Love "Sadness is... Read more » Learn More

Video Playlist: Self-Development

12345... 89next » Dr. James Gilligan on a Human's Response to Trauma Violence expert James Gilligan describes disassociation, the human psyche's resp... Dr James Gilligan on Love and the Soul Dr. James Gilligan explains why "the soul needs love to survive." How is violenc... Dr. James Gilligan on Solving Violence Violence expert Dr. James Gilligan... Read more » Learn More

The Importance of Self-Worth

The dictionary defines self-worth as “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” However, there are many ways for a person to value themselves and assess their worth as a human being, and some of these are more psychologically beneficial than others. In this article, we discuss the value of true self-worth,… Read more »

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VIDEO: Dr. James Garbarino on Traumatic Memories

Watch an excerpt from PsychAlive’s exclusive interview with Dr. James Garbarino. Dr. James Garbarino explores the idea that traumatic memories do not spontaneously decay. Dr. James Garbarino: I think there are probably many origins on the influence of parents on children.  Some of it is the simple genetic influence that there’s some correlation between parental temperament… Read more »

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