Archives for March, 2011

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A Secret to a Happy Marriage

Popular culture in the form of romantic comedies and pop music would lead you to believe that happiness in any relationship comes from finding that special someone whose personality is the perfect counterpart to your own.  However, well-being in relationships is not simply a magical mix of personality characteristics between two people.  Improving and maintaining relationships involves skills that can be learned.

If you want an intimate relationship in which both partners can trust...
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6 Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

From getting along with others to standing up for yourself to acceptance of life’s difficulties, Dr. Seuss’s  (Theodor Geisel) stories can teach us a lot about how to navigate through the world.  His stories are often silly and fun, but they are also wise, perceptive and full of good advice.

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DBT for People with Intellectual Disabilities: An Expert Interview with Marvin Lew, PhD.

recently had the opportunity to ask Dr. Marvin Lew, psychologist, professor and author of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adults who have Intellectual Disability a chapter in Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability some questions about using Dialectical Behavior Therapy strategies with people who have intellectual disabilities.  I’m happy to share with you, today, his experience.

Christy: You worked with people with intellectual disabilities for a number of years. ...
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Is Your Emotional Sensitivity Nature or Nurture?

A recent article in National Geographic got me thinking about what traits are inborn and which personality characteristics are learned from our environment.

In the article, wild foxes were bred over several generations to be as human-friendly as dogs.

Are humans like foxes?  With the right combination of genes over a period of generation are we capable of drastic changes in our behavior and nature?  Is it genetics that...
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