Self Development

Are You Feeling Insecure?

One of the biggest afflictions I see people struggle with is insecurity. This is in large part why I’ve dedicated much of my life to studying the self-critical thoughts or “critical inner voices” people experience. It’s probably no surprise to you that in decades of research, one of the most common self-attacks I’ve seen people… Read more »

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Experts at Home: Dr. John Draper on Prioritizing Mental Health During Times of Crisis

In this Experts at Home conversation, Dr. Lisa Firestone talks with Dr. John Draper, the Project Director of the SAMHSA-funded National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They discuss mental health challenges during Covid-19 and the value of prioritizing mental health during times of crisis. Watch Now: Subscribe to PsychAlive (it’s free!) to see more Experts at Home…. Read more »

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Box, checked!: Why performative allyship isn’t sustainable

“Hey, would you mind getting off the line so the VP can speak freely…He likes to speak without being censored.” These were the words from a White colleague to my Black friend, on a conference call last week. Instead of dealing with the organizational backlash for the racially insensitive comments he knew would ensue from… Read more »

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Experts at Home: Dr. Kristin Neff on Self-Compassion

In this Experts at Home conversation, Dr. Lisa Firestone talks with researcher Dr. Kristin Neff about the importance of practicing Self-Compassion, especially during challenging times such as this global pandemic. Watch Now: Subscribe to PsychAlive (it’s free!) to see more Experts at Home.  

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Experts at Home – Drs. Nicole Cammack & Danielle Busby on Black Mental Health

In this Experts at Home conversation, Dr. Lisa Firestone talks with Drs. Nicole Cammack & Danielle Busby about Black Mental Health. Drs. Cammack & Busby are two of the founders BlackMentalWellness.com, a website with the mission to provide access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective,… Read more »

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Saving Lives from Suicide During a Pandemic

There are ways to intervene and help one another through the darkest of times. The current crisis we’re enduring with Covid-19 is taking a toll on more than our physical well-being. A recent Kaiser poll showed that nearly half of Americans feel the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health. Suicide and crisis call and text hotlines… Read more »

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Experts at Home – Drs. Jeff Greenberg & Sheldon Solomon on Terror Management Theory

Join two of the founders of Terror Management Theory, Drs. Jeff Greenberg and Sheldon Solomon, for a conversation with Dr. Lisa Firestone on how fear of our own mortality is currently affecting all humans in the midst of global crisis.   Subscribe to PsychAlive (it’s free!) to see more Experts at Home.  

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Experts at Home – Dr. Les Greenberg on the Power of Understanding Our Emotions

In this Experts at Home conversation, Dr. Les Greenberg and Dr. Lisa Firestone talk about the value of understanding our emotions, especially during challenging times. Watch Now: Subscribe to PsychAlive (it’s free!) to see more Experts at Home.  

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Can Secure Attachment Make Us Less Afraid During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Last night I woke up from a deep sleep in a panic about the possibility of getting the Coronavirus, despite my precautions and social distancing. I tried a mindfulness practice for a few minutes and that did help calm me down. Then my thoughts turned to some of the young children I’ve worked with as… Read more »

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How To Use Tough Times to Truly Connect to Yourself

Tough times are tough. When you’re down, you’re down. Life isn’t working out for you as you planned, and you are not in a good place. It’s okay. It’s okay to feel that way. It’s okay to be worried. It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to even be devastate. It’s a part of life…. Read more »

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