Setting boundaries in relationships, with your parents, or with a close friend, can often feel scary and sometimes paralyzing.

What Happens When We Don’t Set Healthy Boundaries in Our Relationships?

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Why Is It So Hard to Set Boundaries? "Boundaries" are a bit of a buzzword these days. People like to throw this idea around a lot: when talking about...
A new study published in the Journal of Social Psychology analyzes the four types of kindness and which type makes you the happiest.

There Are 4 Types of Kindness, But Which One Makes You Happiest?

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NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The following is an abridged transcript from a discussion that took place on the Shrink Tank Podcast. The following includes commentary from four mental health professionals.
Alarmists have noted an increasing number of children who are being treated for "eco-anxiety". Eco-anxiety is a rational fear rooted in climate change...

What is Eco-Anxiety? How Climate Change is Impacting Children’s Mental Health and 3 Ways...

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NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The following is an abridged transcript from a discussion that took place on the Shrink Tank Podcast. The following includes commentary from four mental health professionals.

What is Resilience? Bouncing Back From Trauma

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NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The following is an abridged transcript from a discussion that took place on the Shrink Tank Podcast. The following includes commentary from four mental health professionals.
Valentine’s Day is a day I’ve grown to love. And, while I work hard to give and show love throughout the year, this one day remains a pivotal occasion...

20 Ways to Practice Self-Love This Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is a day I’ve grown to love. And, while I work hard to give and show love throughout the year, this one day remains a pivotal occasion to fully express...
In this episode of the Psych Bytes podcast, Craig Pohlman, Ph.D., and Jennifer Fights, LPC, discuss the psychology of music and how it tunes your brain.

How Music Tunes Your Brain: The Psychology of Music

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The Psychology of Music Why does music resonate so much with the human brain? In this episode of the Psych Bytes podcast, Craig Pohlman, Ph.D., and Jennifer Fights, LPC,...

Feeling Like a Fraud? Here’s How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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What Is Imposter Syndrome? “I’m not supposed to be here. I feel like a fraud.” It’s the sentiment casting a shadow over the bright ambitions of...
I'm impressed with how far we've come in regards to gender equality... But we aren't completely there yet. Gender inequality in the workplace still exists.

Gender Inequality in the Workplace: Recognizing Implicit Gender Bias

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When I think about the fact that women have only had the right to vote for almost 100 years, I feel pretty impressed with how far we have come. Having come a...
In the teen years, it seems someone always knows how to point out the thing you’re most embarrassed about. For teen girls, that can be their body image.

How Can I Help My Daughter Who Is Struggling With Her Body Image?

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It's unavoidable... The awkward process of growing into one’s adult body is a visible transformation. Unfortunately, this transformation becomes the subject matter of comments about teen girls. Some classics:
"How do I get my teen to talk to me?!" - This is a common statement I hear from parents about their teens. Here is a parent's guide on how to talk to teens.

A Parent’s Guide on How to Talk to Teens: Avoid These 4 Conversation Killers

A Parent's Guide on How to Talk to Teens "How do I get my teen to talk to me?!" - This is a common statement I hear from parents....