Is dating dead? Young adults are taking their time to commit to long-term relationships (LTRs), a phenomenon characteristic of the new developmental period of emerging adulthood. This extended period allows for individuals to explore relationship preferences and enjoy sex without the pressure to commit to a LTR.

Is Dating Dead? From Hooking Up to Finding Love

From Hooking-Up to Finding Love Is dating dead? That’s the popular question from those seeking to understand the hookup culture and the technologically-driven, casual romantic meet-up.Young adults are taking their time to commit to long-term...
In order to be supportive, we often feel that we should give empathy, encouragement, and reassurance to others. Here's how to help someone with anxiety.

How to Help Someone With Anxiety: Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep

When Reassurance Becomes a Crutch In order to be supportive, we often feel that we should give empathy, encouragement, and reassurance to others. While empathy and encouragement are highly recommended, there are times when reassurance...
What is trichotillomania? Those diagnosed with trichotillomania have an irresistible urge to pull hair from their scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes.

What Is… Trichotillomania? Causes, Treatments, and Resources

What Is Trichotillomania? Trichotillomania (TTM or trich) is a disorder characterized by recurrent pulling out of one’s hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and other areas of the body, often causing bald patches. Pulling is...
Out of all the things we have to organize in our lives, paperwork is one area that most people struggle with or just hate to deal with altogether. Here are tips from an anxiety specialist on organizing your filing cabinet!

Tips From an Anxiety Specialist on Organizing Your Filing Cabinet

Out of all the things we have to organize in our lives, paperwork is one area that most people struggle with or just hate to deal with altogether. There are several factors that might...
How does anxiety affect sleep? Do you have trouble falling asleep with anxiety? Instead of tossing and turning, use these tips to get a better night's sleep

5 Tips for Falling Asleep with Anxiety: Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How Does Anxiety Affect Sleep? When we worry, we become physiologically stimulated resulting in alertness and difficulty with sleep. Worry gives our brain a signal indicating there is a threat and our body instinctively prepares...
Gaming as an adult isn't as easy as it sounds. As you get older, you have much less time to enjoy video games. Here's how to be a responsible adult gamer!

How to Be a Responsible Adult Gamer: Gaming as an Adult

Gaming as an Adult I love gaming. Getting immersed in a far-off location, solving problems, solving puzzles and being super strong and powerful are some of my favorite ways to spend my free time. The...
A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your non-virtual life. My analysis led me to conclude that there are three main groups of social media friends.

Are We REALLY Friends? The 3 Groups of Social Media Friendships

A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your...
Parents want to trust their children, but they also want to make sure their kids are safe and responsible. So, how much privacy should you give your child?

How Much Privacy Should You Give Your Child?

Should I check my son’s Facebook?  Should I read my daughter’s journal? What's my child doing on their phone?Most parents have asked themselves these questions as they try to navigate the levels of privacy...
Feeling stressed? Research says writing down your thoughts will help you perform better in high-pressure situations. Before a stressful task, try writing...

Feeling Stressed? Research Says Writing Down Your Thoughts Will Help

Feeling Stressed? A few months ago I was watching PBS NOVA and came across a segment describing Sian Beilock’s research, a professor at the University of Chicago. In her personal life, she had experienced a...
Building your kid's flexible thinking is essential for growth. One of the most important lessons children can learn is problem-solving when things go wrong.

Building Your Child’s Flexible Thinking

Building Flexible Thinking As a follow up to “Go with the Flow: 5 Tips to Flexible Thinking”, I wanted to add some important ideas for increasing this flexibility in your kids. It might be really...