Life as We See It

Does it always rain when you go on a picnic? Is the traffic always worse when you’re in a hurry? Do you always run into your ex when you’re sloppily dressed? Does your boss always blame you for problems? A… Read more »

The Stress Sweet Spot

What’s your mental image of a completely stress-free life? Relaxing on the beach in a tropical paradise? Cuddling up with your dog in front of a roaring fire? Hanging with friends at your local brewpub? These are wonderful moments in… Read more »


Can books be useful therapeutic tools? They can. There’s even a name for therapy using books: bibliotherapy. Books present problems to be solved in a safe setting. Books can help children think about and understand problems they’re facing in the… Read more »

What’s Up with the Red Cup?

Josh Feuerstein, a self-described “social media personality,” sparked a lot of headlines with a YouTube rant claiming that “Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus” and that “Starbucks wanted to take Christ, and Christmas, off of their… Read more »

The Beauty of the Small Things

We think that we see the world around us all day, In fact, all that we can actually see clearly is a space about the size of our thumbs. Everything else that we think we see is being filled in… Read more »

Abusive Coaches Must Go

Coach — it sounds supportive, right? It makes us think about someone who is there by our sides to help and teach and encourage us. But that’s not always how it turns out. Sports Illustrated detailed a horror show of… Read more »

Controversy over Mental Health Law

We’re all horrified by the rash of school shootings, but a possible positive outcome of the mounting concern over mass shootings is action in Congress for mental health. A proposed bill, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, is… Read more »

Resilience: A Lost Skill?

Michaela didn’t receive the grade she wanted on an exam in her history class, so she decided to study harder. She made an appointment with her teacher to make sure she understood what she needed to study. After a respectful… Read more »