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How We Defend Against Love

Even though we all say we want love, there are many ways we protect ourselves by sabotaging our relationships. Dr. Lisa Firestone explores why and how we act out these destructive patterns with our partners.

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Why We Keep Making the Same Bad Choices

How often find do we find ourselves choosing the same type of partner or winding up in the same seemingly unworkable relationship? Dr. Lisa Firestone explains some of the reasons we make the choices we do, and how this impacts the dynamics in our relationships. Are we choosing the wrong person, or are we sabotaging… Read more »

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How We Learn to Relate

What causes us to act the way we do in our relationships? Why do the words that come out of our mouths sometimes feel foreign to us? Dr. Lisa Firestone explains the source of some of our behavior in our closest relationships.

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The Importance of Independence, Understanding and Respect

Seeing each other realistically and respecting each other as separate individuals are key in maintaining an ideal intimate relationship. Dr. Lisa Firestone elaborates on the reasons independence and understanding are so important for a couple.

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What are the Qualities of an Ideal Relationship?

There are certain characteristics people can bring to their relationships that will drastically improve the dynamics between them and their partners. Psychologist Dr. Lisa Firestone explains some of the qualities people can aim for that will help them feel closer and more fulfilled in their intimate relationships.

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Achieving Sexual Intimacy

How do our critical thoughts and self-conscious attitudes prevent us from getting close physically? Psychologist Dr. Lisa Firestone talks about the thought processes that can get in the way of experiencing sexual intimacy and ways of overcoming these distancing patterns.

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Ambivalent Feelings All Parents Have

Like it or not, all parents have ambivalent feelings toward their children. Child development expert Joyce Catlett talks about where these feelings come from and how we can best deal with them in ourselves without hurting our children.

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Being a Role Model

Child development expert Joyce Catlett discusses how leading our own lives to the fullest positively influences our children.

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Introducing Alive to Self

An introduction to Alive to Self, a section of PsychAlive.org that helps us achieve a better understanding of who we are and how we limit ourselves in our daily lives. By identifying the sources of our struggles, we are better able to put a stop to self-limiting patterns and lead a more fulfilling life.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Matthew McKay, Ph.D., Jeffrey C. Wood, Psy.D. and Jeffrey Brantley, M.D. – A valuable and easy-to-understand guide to managing your emotions. This workbook is a powerful tool for those suffering with extreme emotions and mood swings, as it teaches effective ways of coping with stress and refraining from acting out. This book offers a hands-on… Read more »

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