10 Ways to Improve Your Days

There are certain behaviours and strategies which can help ensure that your days go more smoothly.  Obviously you can only affect those areas that you control but you will find by altering your mind-set and changing certain habits you also influence and affect those around you. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/handy-hints-humans/201709/10-ways-improve-your-days

Power, Paternalism, and Psychiatry

It has been previously asserted that there exist essentially two types of psychiatrists: authoritarian and libertarian, and that the differences in their approaches is attributable to differences in their personalities and their conceptualization of mental illness (see Szasz, 1965). Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-illness-metaphor/201709/power-paternalism-and-psychiatry

Topics You Must Regularly Discuss as a Couple

We know that communication is key in a relationship. After all, we aren’t mind readers. If we don’t talk about important topics, we don’t know where we stand. We don’t know where we’re headed. We don’t know what’s inside our partner’s heart. Read more: https://psychcentral.com/lib/topics-you-must-regularly-discuss-as-a-couple/

Four Ways to Build a Stronger and Longer Relationship

Do you and your partner feel your relationship comes before your needs as an individual? If so, you are on a path toward a long and fulfilling relationship, as suggested by new research on the role of shared goals and relationship success. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201709/four-ways-build-stronger-and-longer-relationship

Lumping and Splitting: Balancing Connection and Safety

As a young psychotherapy researcher I learned that some of my colleagues were “lumpers” and others were “splitters.” The former look at research data and see commonalities. Instead of different kinds of psychotherapy, say, they see a spectrum of styles with a shared core. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sacramento-street-psychiatry/201709/lumping-and-splitting-balancing-connection-and-safety

Be the One to Help Save a Life from Suicide

There’s nothing more frightening than the concern that someone you know may be at risk for suicide. And yet, suicide risk is a much more common crisis than many of us imagine. Worldwide, a person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/compassion-matters/201709/be-the-one-help-save-life-suicide

Pope Francis Sought Psychoanalysis at 42, According to Book

ROME — At 42, Pope Francis had weekly sessions with a psychoanalyst for about six months “to clarify some things,” according to excerpts from a new book by a French sociologist scheduled to be published next week. Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/world/europe/pope-francis-psychoanalysis.html

5 Ways to Heal from Online Shame and Digital Hate

Cyberbullying has become a sadly familiar headline, but it's not just child's play--more and more adults are falling victim to online abuse, too. A 2017 PEW Survey revealed that 66 percent of adults have witnessed online harassment while 41 percent have been victims themselves. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shame-nation/201709/5-ways-heal-online-shame-and-digital-hate

6 Ways to be More Supportive to Those Closest to You

During difficult periods of life, whether after experiencing a tragic loss or sudden break-up, those you care about need you to be there for them. At other times, your loved ones may not even need help, but at least would like some support and encouragement. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201708/6-ways-be-more-supportive-those-closest-you

You Can Use Mindfulness to Choose How to Live

Here’s the simplest way to practice mindfulness: stop whatever you’re doing and shift your attention to the physical sensation of a few breaths as they come in and go out of your body. This plants you squarely in the present moment. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/turning-straw-gold/201708/you-can-use-mindfulness-choose-how-live