5 Ways to Start Your Day Better

You look up at the clock some days and see that it’s practically lunch time and somehow the day seems to have gone off the rails. You raced around getting ready, practically ignoring your spouse. You snapped at your kids,… Read more »

Depression? What Not to Say

Psychology Today recently published a list of five things you should never say to someone who is depressed: “Why don’t you just do something to get over it?” “Why can’t you just be happy?” “Stay away from therapy and drugs.” “You… Read more »

12 Myths about Suicide

Coping with suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts can be tough, whether it’s your own experience or that of a loved one. Here are 12 myths about suicide that can make it harder and more confusing. “People don’t give warning signs.”… Read more »

Introverted Extroverts and Extroverted Introverts

Introverts, Carl Jung said, have an inward flow of energy, while extroverts have an outward flow of energy. Among the things that Jung identified as characteristic of introverts are being reflective and having a rich imagination. Extroverts, according to Jung,… Read more »

5 TV Couples Who Really Need Therapy

Most couples can benefit from a trained, objective listener to talk with. On TV, though, the tough, miserable, or just plain awkward relationships between married couples may be so bad you start to wonder why they haven’t yet made an… Read more »

Stress Eating in the Office

Our relationship with food can be complicated. We don’t just ingest calories as needed fuel for our bodies. We also eat for comfort, celebration, reward, and as a mindless response to stress. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association… Read more »

What It Means to be “In Form”

Soccer is the world’s most popular sport with an estimated 3.5 billion fans worldwide. The United States Census Bureau estimates the global population to be over 7.2 billion, which would suggest that almost every other person on the planet is… Read more »

Being a Clutch Player in Life

You might have heard the term “clutch” or “clutch player.” If someone comes through in the clutch, it means that they perform well at a critical moment. Time is about to run out, the team is down, and their season… Read more »

Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and All That Jazz

There are many different kinds of  professional counselors. Here’s what the various terms mean: Psychiatrists – A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (with a degree from a medical school) who completes a residency of at least four years in a… Read more »

Are Others Recommending You Get Help?

Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help. Sometimes we think we can push through problems ourselves. And sometimes it’s not till someone else tells us we need help, that we realize that we really could use some. People close to… Read more »