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When You Feel Out Of Control

When You Feel Out of Control Recently, one of my clients had quite an amazing epiphany. She realized that she’d been nagging and complaining to her significant other. When we talked about why she was doing this, she suddenly realized that she fe...

The Uneasy Side of Compliments

The Uneasy Side of Compliments. Mary Lamia, Ph.D.   You may want to receive a compliment from someone you value. But can you accept it? Praise, admiration, or appreciation may be difficult to embrace, regardless of how much you desire or seek i...

Don’t Waste Your Time (It’s Precious)

Don’t Waste Your Time (It’s Precious)   Please, don’t waste my time! If you do, don’t expect me to hang out for very long with you. And don’t expect me to spend time with you in the future. I confess, I discriminat...

Rebound Relationships

Rebound Relationships   Moving on can help you to get over what has to be left behind. Mary Lamia, Ph.D.   A person might be considered on the rebound if he or she becomes involved in a relationship that shortly follows the ending of a p...

How Placebos Prove That People Conquer Addiction With Their Minds

How Placebos Prove That People Conquer Addiction With Their Minds By Stanton Peele, The Influence Americans are dead set on finding a magic-bullet solution for addiction. And the leading experts in the field, including pharmacologists, neurosci...

Are You a Relationship Empath?

In my practice and workshops I’m struck by how many sensitive people come to me wanting a long term soul mate. Personally, I can relate to this. Yet, despite online dating services, expensive match-makers, friend fix-ups, and blind dates, they ...

Is Emotional Openness the Key to Healthy Relationships?

Is Emotional Openness the Key to Healthy Relationships? Have you ever been at a social event, whether a hosted dinner, picnic, party, what-have-you, and you meet someone who is obviously intelligent, well educated, and successful? You fully expect an ...

Tips For Facing Fear Foods in Eating Disorder Recovery

Tips For Facing Fear Foods in Eating Disorder RecoveryBy Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW For individuals who are recovering from a restrictive eating disorder, one important component of their treatment is to face their “fear” or “trigger...

20 Great Palace Lies about Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Body Image

20 lies about motherhood, pregnancy and body image
1. Pregnancy and new motherhood are a glowing time. 2. Having a birth plan determines the way labor and delivery happens. 3. Only un-medicated vaginal births are good. 4. Good mothers (easily) breastfeed. 5. You can (and should) get your baby to sl...

The Larger Problem is Not Mental Illness but The Polarized Mind

Polarized minds are the problem
Abstract   Drawn in part from my recent books The Polarized Mind: Why It’s Killing us and What We Can Do About it (2013) and Rediscovery of Awe (2004), this article describes a major oversight in organized psychology and psychiatry, and th...

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Why should I get premarital counseling?

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