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Tamsen Firestone is the author of Daring to Love and the creator and Editor-in-Chief of PsychAlive.org. She is an editor of books written for the psychology profession, including Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, The Fantasy Bond, and Fear of Intimacy. She created and launched PsychAlive.org in 2006 with the goal of making impactful psychological material easily available to the general public.

How to Be Vulnerable to Love

Being vulnerable is a popular topic of conversation these days. In fact, at this time, Brene Brown’s TED talk “The Power of Vulnerability” has had more than 30 million views. In spite of all the talk and of how much ...

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Is My Self-Hatred Getting in the Way of Love?

The short answer is: yes! Hating yourself puts you directly at odds with someone who loves you. You each have diametrically opposed points of view about you: your’s being negative and your partner’s being positive. So what can you do ...

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How I Came to Write a Book

I’ve been wanting to tell this story, but so far it’s ended up getting edited out. First in my book proposal (too long!) and then in the book’s introduction (doesn’t really go here!) But now I have a website where I ...

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Making Changes in the New Year

This time of year, there are a lot of blogs offering advice about New Year’s Resolutions: this is how to make them, this is how to succeed at them, these are the ones you should make, these are the ones ...

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What to Do About Tantrums and Emotional Meltdowns

Dealing with your kids’ tantrums and mood swings can be one of parenting’s most frustrating challenges. From public meltdowns to prolonged fits, these extreme outbursts of emotion have the capacity to provoke extreme reactions in us. Methods that are effective ...

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