Hope

Today I Love The Market

A perfect first Saturday of summer Today I love the farmers' market and the way it's always there every Saturday. I love things that can be counted on, things that make my world feel right. I love that when my world gets turned over and shaken up there...
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Having A Balanced Diet With ADHD

Introduction While medication and therapy are important to treat symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it is also essential to engage in a proper diet with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This article...
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General

Psychology Around the Net: June 25, 2016

Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! Whew, I’ve had a stressful week. I’ve been juggling everything from major work deadlines to doctor appointments to preparing our guestroom for entertaining company all weekend, and honestly, the only thing that’s helped keep me focused is my to-do list. That’s right. I am
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General

The Joy of Giving

In The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm wrote: “Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.” The more we give, the more we experience the world as the creation of our efforts and
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Commitment

Empathy Makes All the Difference-Part 1

The better we listen, the less defensive our partner will be. Linda: Empathy is defined as “the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.” Empathy results from understanding another deeply. When we look at the world from our partner’s point of view, we begin to bridge the gap of understanding between us....
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News and Research

Optimism Linked to Better Health

An optimistic outlook on life is a beneficial viewpoint to adopt for many reasons. For starters, your every single day will be sweetened with the ability to see the positive aspect of any given situation. If every situation, and every day, is better because of your ability to see the positive, that obviously...
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Anxiety

Answering the “Suck-It-Up, Buttercup” Crowd

I expected to be villified. I mean, who would dare to attack the inviolable role of motherhood by writing about "Toxic Moms" for Mother's Day on the Huffington Post!? I did. And I braced for the never came! Instead, the frickin' article went viral with 16,000 likes and over 2,300 shares on Facebook alone. There were two, maybe three, negative comments....
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General

Why Your Rituals Matter

Every society has rituals to guide people through life stages like reaching adulthood, marriage and death. People also have personal rituals and habits that they stick to without always knowing why. Many researchers have looked at the psychology of rituals, and they’ve found that even the most basic rituals can
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General

Recovering Drug Users May Be Happiest at Work

If I ask you to name a place you wish you were right now, work wouldn’t necessarily be the first thing to come to mind. But for some people, work can be a welcome distraction from the stresses of their day-to-day lives outside the workplace. A 2012 study from the
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Hope

Today I Love Days That Triumph

Contemplating vegetables Today I love days that triumph, like yesterday. Small things kept cropping up that I just took care of, the big things got done, and still there was time for friends and relaxation. I love that at the end of the day I was still working because I...
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ADHD

Interrupt Me … Please!

Really? One of the words that we associate with ADHD is inappropriate. Sometimes the things we do and the things we say are exactly that. And that's a shame, because it makes us judge ourselves, question our value as colleagues and contemporaries, and as friends. And how does that inappropriate stuff...
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Abuse

3 Myths About Abuse

There are a number of myths you may have bought into about abuse. These myths serve one purpose: they hold you back from moving beyond abuse. Is it time to see these myths for what they are so you move beyond abuse once and for all? Myth #1: You are on your own One myth...
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