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


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 often make new commitments. And losing weight, exercise, […]
January 13, 2021

The Japanese Contentments: A Look at Wabi-Sabi and Ikigai

Although Western intellectuals have been narrowing ideas from Japanese culture for a long time, it has become en vogue lately for self-help and New Age gurus […]
January 3, 2021

2020 was a Tough Year: So, Let’s Make 2021 Better

On New Year’s Eve 2019, people gathered all over to celebrate the closing of one year and the beginning of the next. No on could have […]
December 25, 2020

Christmas through the Ages

Most people know that the origins of Christmas go back thousands of years. Few people might not know, however, that many elements of our modern Christmas […]
December 20, 2020

Hygge: Finding Comfort Indoors through the Winter and the Waning Months of the Pandemic

The official start of winter is usually around Dec. 21/22, but it’s already starting to feel like winter is here. Even under normal conditions, some people […]