10 reasons pets are good for our mental health Sarah Rayner Feline good? ‘When my cat comes up for cuddles, negative thoughts just go.’ ‘Dogs see deep into your soul where humans don't.’ Since I founded an online support group for people with anxiety and panic disorder, it's struck me that a great many members… Continue reading The Secret Guide to Yappiness
Couples who are able to move past infidelity have one important trait in common. Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D Source: Lopolo/Shutterstock Obviously, there are many types of relationship transgressions of varying severity, and different types of transgressions mean very different things. Forgetting to pick up bread and milk at the store on the way home is… Continue reading The Number-One Way to Overcome Infidelity
Source: Peter Bernik/Shutterstock When you, a deeply committed spouse, find out about your partner’s sexual infidelity, it’s the emotional equivalent of being hit by a truck. You’re hurt, bruised, angry, and broken. And you tend to react accordingly, with bouts of fear, rage, tears, vindictiveness, pleading, placating, and all sorts of other highly emotional responses.… Continue reading Sexual Infidelity: The Post-Discovery Short-Term Aftermath What happens when you find out your partner cheated?
The more exposure children have to live Santa Clauses, the more they believe. Thalia R. Goldstein Ph.D. There are a lot of opinions about Santa Claus. I mean, we all know he’s a jolly old elf who brings joy and fun and should probably cut down on the cookies a bit. But what I’m referring… Continue reading Ho! Ho! Who? How Kids Understand Live Santa Clauses
Source: Fotolia.com Every day when Facebook asks, “What’s on your mind?” around 400 million people respond with a status message. While some people take the opportunity to share about their latest meal, other people post photos or inspirational messages. Over the past few years, researchers have discovered the way people choose to present themselves on… Continue reading What Your Facebook Use Reveals About Your Personality Likes, shares, and comments reveal a lot about who you are.
A 5-step evidence-based approach lowers pain, depression, anxiety, and stress. Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA There is a growing body of research showing that for some patients with chronic pain, mindfulness-based approaches can be an effective tool in the pain management toolbox (e.g. Zeidan, et al., 2010; Cayoun et al., 2017). There are numerous studies… Continue reading How-To: Mindfulness-Based Interoceptive Exposure For Pain
Back-to-School Tips for Parents Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. Meet the new teacher. For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is… Continue reading Back to School Tips