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April 14, 2021

Wintering: How to Retreat when Times Get Tough

In her recent book, “Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times,” author Katrine May explores the concept of “wintering” – or, “a fallow […]
April 2, 2021

Grit: Personal Perseverance in the Long Run

In her 2016 book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” author and researcher Angela Duckworth brought the concept of grit into the mainstream. Before Duckworth’s […]
March 28, 2021

Personality Types

Attempting to understand personality types has a subject of psychology since its inception. Over the decades, different personality theories have emerged and reemerged, but in recent […]
March 18, 2021

Spring Officially Kicks of This Week

There’s an old saying that March is like a season unto itself. And every year this old adage seems true, as there can be warmer days […]
March 13, 2021

Why EQ Counts . . . A Look at a Well-Established Psychological Idea

Why EQ Counts . . . A Look at a Well-Established Psychological Idea The concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) has been around for the past few […]
March 7, 2021

Verbally Abusive Relationships

How can you tell if you are in a verbally abusive relationship? That’s in part the goal of author Patricia Evans’ book, “The Verbally Abusive Relationship,” […]
February 28, 2021

12-Step Isn’t Always the Right Step: An Opinion

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC), moderate alcohol use includes 1 drink or less in a day for a woman, and 2 […]
February 21, 2021

Styles of Distorted Thinking

It may come as a surprise to some people that thinking – yes, thinking – can arrive in our consciousness in a distorted way. In other […]
February 15, 2021

Psychopaths

When the word “psychopath” is used, it is usually used in a casual context, when a person is describing someone they don’t like, or even, and […]
February 1, 2021

Celebrating ‘Imbolic’: The Halfway Point Between Winter’s Darkest Days and the Beginning of Spring

Although for most individuals, February 1 comes and goes without pause, it is a date of some significance: February 1 marks exactly the halfway point between […]
February 1, 2021

‘How William James Can Save Your Life’: A Look at One of America’s First Psychologists

Last year, author John Kaag published, “Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life.” The title alone intrigued me, and I bought the […]
January 24, 2021

How Exercise Helps Combat Anxiety, Depression and More! With many New Year’s resolutions newly minted in January, this is the time of year where individuals will […]