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How to Handle the Clash Between Love and Politics

Pinterest Board CommanderI regularly see posts on social media from people saying, “If you voted for_________ (fill in the blank), you can unfriend me,” or “never speak to me again,” or a variation on a division between people who once were friends or who loved each other. [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Can I Be Vulnerable with Him?

Pinterest Board CommanderAs a therapist, I often see a self-defeating pattern in clients: they hold back from expressing their authentic selves — their true feelings, wants, and needs to a relationship partner.   What’s wrong with that? What’s wrong is that by failing to communicate in ways [Read More ...]The Creator...
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What Does Depression Feel Like?

Pinterest Board CommanderI’ve lived with depression my entire life. As far back as I can remember, I thought about suicide every day. On good days, I decided that I wouldn’t commit suicide and on bad days, I would think about how I would do it. When I [Read More ...]The Creator...
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When Saying ‘Yes’ Causes Resentment in Your Relationship

Pinterest Board CommanderThis needs to stop — for both of your sakes. How many of you have ended up in a relationship where you find yourself furious at your partner, after which resentment keeps bubbling up and boiling over for a good stretch of time? You can [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Taming the Modern Shrew

Pinterest Board CommanderYou know the shrew type person. She (or he — yes men can be shrew-ish too) is always criticizing something. No matter what you do, it isn’t enough or you aren’t enough to please them. Even when you think you are doing exactly what they [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Psychology Around the Net: June 24, 2017

Pinterest Board CommanderI conquered a fear last weekend, y’all. I went whitewater rafting for the first time. It wasn’t a phobia, but the days — and especially hours — leading up to it…well, I was terrified. What if I fall out of the raft? Crack my skull? [Read More ...]The Creator...
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OCD and the Pervasive Reassurance-Seeking Compulsion

Pinterest Board Commander“Are you sure I have OCD?” “What if it is something else?” “Am I going crazy?” “Are these thoughts normal?” These are among many questions individuals struggling with OCD ask themselves. Even when they have been thoroughly assessed and diagnosed with OCD by their mental [Read More ...]The Creator...
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How to Be a Witness to Your Thoughts

Pinterest Board Commander“Develop the ability to stand back and be a witness to your thoughts. This will make your mind strong.” – Amma If you’ve ever suffered from a jumble of thoughts and struggled to make sense of them all, be comforted that you’re not alone. Each [Read More ...]The Creator...
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How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Michael Bierut

Pinterest Board CommanderWhen Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED[Read More ...]The Creator...
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Songs that bring history to life | Rhiannon Giddens

Pinterest Board CommanderRhiannon Giddens pours the emotional weight of American history into her music. Listen as she performs traditional folk ballads — including "Waterboy," "Up Above My Head," and "Lonesome Road" by Sister Rosetta Tharp — and one glorious original song, "Come Love Come," inspired by Civil War-era slave narratives. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED[Read More ...]The Creator...
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Best of Our Blogs: June 23, 2017

Pinterest Board CommanderThere are certain things that need to happen in order for healing to take place. One of the first things is awareness. Most of are stuck in our situations never believing there could be something better. Maybe we don’t think we deserve it. Maybe we [Read More ...]The Creator...
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This Is Your Brain On Gossip

Pinterest Board CommanderWe talk a lot. We are the only species on the planet that exchange information predominantly through talking. Other species, such as dolphins or primates, have their own languages, but they do not rely on verbal communication to the same degree, almost to the exclusion [Read More ...]The Creator...
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On Trying Too Hard with Depression

Pinterest Board CommanderThere’s such a thing as trying too hard. Anyone who has ever suffered through a case of insomnia knows this well. The harder you try to sleep, the less rest you get. Sleep only comes if you can relax and let go. It’s true for [Read More ...]The Creator...
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No one should die because they live too far from a doctor | Raj Panjabi

Pinterest Board CommanderIllness is universal — but access to care is not. Physician Raj Panjabi has a bold vision to bring health care to everyone, everywhere. With the 2017 TED Prize, Panjabi is building the Community Health Academy, a global platform that aims to modernize how community health workers learn vital skills, creating jobs along the way. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED[Read More ...]The Creator...
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Podcast: Should Religious Figures Give Advice on Mental Illness?

Pinterest Board CommanderIn this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome Katie Dale, a young woman with bipolar disorder who was convinced by a pastor to discontinue her medication and instead put her faith in God to heal her. Unsurprisingly, going [Read More ...]The Creator...
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When Employers Ignore Addiction in the Workplace

Pinterest Board CommanderEmployers who suspect someone of using drugs on the job may be reluctant to intervene because they fear they’ll be charged with discrimination. On Jason’s first day of work at an old-fashioned Wall Street law firm, he was so high on cocaine and heroin that [Read More ...]The Creator...
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Am I not human? A call for criminal justice reform | Marlon Peterson

Pinterest Board CommanderFor a crime he committed in his early twenties, the courts sentenced Marlon Peterson to 10 years in prison -- and, as he says, a lifetime of irrelevance. While behind bars, Peterson found redemption through a penpal mentorship program with students from Brooklyn. In this brave talk, he reminds us why we should invest in the humanity of those people society would like to disregard and discard. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED[Read More ...]The Creator...
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