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Turning to the Positive: Personal Growth After Trauma

Turning to the Positive: Personal Growth After Trauma Can Negative Events Make Us Stronger and Healthier? Published on March 4, 2013 by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. in The Mindful Self-Express Experiencing a traumatic event, such as a molestation, cancer diagnosis, or witnessing others being hurt can be emotionally devastating. For some people, who do not have proper emotional support at the time of the...

How Do You Stop Comparing Yourself to Idealized Images??

The Land of the Beautiful People How do you stop comparing yourself to idealized images? Published on March 20, 2014 by Mary E. Pritchard, Ph.D. in Diet is a 4-Letter Word Last night I sat in a circle of beautiful women, college students in their 20s. We talked about the land of the beautiful people. Many of them were from Southern California and...

Pay It Back and Pay It Forward

Pay It Back and Pay It Forward Or the emergence of positive evolutionary psychology Published on July 23, 2014 by Glenn Geher, Ph.D. in Darwin's Subterranean World One of the single greatest advances in the evolutionary behavioral sciences in the past several decades can be described as the intellectual bursting of the “selfishness” dam. In 1976, renowned biologist, thinker, and writer, Richard Dawkins...

Why Toxic Friends Are a Bad Investment

Why Toxic Friendships Are Bad Investments Are you a savvy investor or are your friendships bleeding you dry? Published on February 27, 2014 by Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D. in Lifetime Connections When others do you wrong, where do you draw the line? Just about everyone likes to be liked. Whether we are afraid of ticking off the server at a restaurant or of irritating...

Letting Go of What You Cannot Change

Good afternoon! Today we are sharing an article about seeing the glass not half-empty, but half-full by learning to let go of what you cannot change. Enjoy!   Letting Go of What You Cannot Change Turn what you cannot change into peace and contentment with this very moment. Published on October 13, 2011 by Toni Bernhard, J.D. in Turning Straw Into Gold I've been chronically ill...

The Neuroscience of Regret

The Neuroscience of Regret How our brains learn to let go of regret as we age — and why some people don't   Published on June 1, 2012 by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D. in The Mindful Self-Express A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.  ~John Barrymore We often associate regret with old age – the tragic image of an elderly person...

Me, My Brain and I: Our Sense of Self

Me, My Brain, and I New insights about the self—what it is and what it does—from neuroscience. Published on June 18, 2014 by Dr. Elliot T. Berkman in The Motivated Brain We all have a sense of “self,” a term that encompasses both who we think we are and our present moment experience. Philosophers and psychologists have pondered the nature of the self...

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Self-Sabotage: The Enemy Within We all get in our own way occasionally and some people do it repeatedly, whether it's procrastinating, drinking, or overeating. Self-sabotaging behavior results from a misguided attempt to rescue ourselves from our own negative feelings. By Edward A. Selby, Timothy Pychyl, Hara Estroff Marano, Adi Jaffe, published on September 06, 2011 - last reviewed on June 05, 2014 Are...