Call it a Lifestyle Change

“I’m not on a diet.  It’s a lifestyle change.” “Um, yeah right.  What’s the difference?” I’m so glad you asked, because that is what this...

Ways to Improve Marriage

Building a strong and healthy marriage is an investment that takes a lot of time and energy.  Happily married older couples don’t end up...

Family Structure

Parenting has been called many things: crazy, exhausting, terrifying, wonderful, confusing, but I rarely if ever hear it called easy.  So...

Three Parenting Styles

Developmental psychologists look at the ways that parents manage children’s environments in order to teach them about the world and help...

Thought Distortions

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psychosocial counseling treatment for many emotional disorders, especially mood disorders involving...

Anxiety by Jason Isbell

This song helps gets at the heart of what it is like to struggle with anxiety.  If you suffer, listen to this song, and maybe you will...

The Cognitive Triangle

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a counseling treatment for many different emotional disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major...

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a silent suffering.  Many people with social anxiety are interesting, hard-working people who become unknown and...

How to Maintain a Diet

I would like to provide a few psychological insights into dieting.  Here are some thoughts on how to be successful with a chosen diet:...

Attachment in Relationships

In the 1950s John Bowlby changed our view of psychology when he demonstrated that a chimpanzee prefers maternal comfort more than food. ...

Why Couples Divorce: Six Predictors

When I was young, I was petrified of divorce.  I feared my spouse leaving me and being separated from my children.  Most of all, I feared...

How to Achieve Goals

Psychology teaches us that we are goal-oriented as human beings.  Unlike other creatures that mainly live to exist, humans have developed...

Gratitude: a Happier, Healthier Life

My graduate school mentor spent years pressing me and my classmates to “express appreciation” more often.  He taught us that this greatly...

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