Archives Category: Psychology Today

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How to Keep Politics Out of the Playground

18 Nov

No matter what our political affiliation, our children are entering a deeply divided society and the results are already being seen in schools across the country. Children’s brains are programmed to absorb information, learning and modeling the behavior they see in others—especially the adults around them. But, at a contentious time like toda…Read More

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The #1 Predictor of Relationship Success No One Talks About

25 Sep
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How You Relate to Yourself Predicts Your Relationship Success With Others

When we think about creating a healthy and successful relationship with someone, we tend to focus on how we can best bridge our differences. We want to allow room …Read More

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The #1 Shortcut to Greater Productivity

25 Sep
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Why Adderall and stimulants backfire for productivity—and what to do instead.

Get more done faster and better. That seems to be everyone’s modus operandi these days. And with a new school year starting, you too may be resolving to become more effic…Read More

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3 Highly Effective Ways to Give Critical Feedback

01 Jun
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We have this idea that – whether at work or in personal relationships – giving critical feedback is necessary but difficult. The relationship may become damaged if there are hurt feelings. Sometimes we prefer not to say anything, but then…Read More

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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

23 May
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Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against us—no matter how “productive” we may feel. After all, we’re seeing 50% burnout rates…Read More

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What the Best CEOs on Earth Do Better

04 May

Exceptional bosses have a workplace culture characterized by humanity.

Workplace well-being is the current big buzzword – I have spoken about this topic time and again in major corporations. But what I see is that most businesses are going about it the wrong way.

In the name of employee happiness, and in response to insurance company demand…Read More

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Don’t Fall For These Six Myths Of Success—Do This Instead

27 Jan

In the last year, have you felt stressed, burnt out, or exhausted? You’re not alone. Burnout levels are on the increase across professions, and a Gallup poll shows that more than 70% of the Americans feel disengaged at work. In our pursuit of success, we are wearing ourselves out. But everyone seems to be moving at the same alarming speed. Our Read More

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How Parenthood Makes You More Mindful

13 Jan

We sometimes think of parents as harried, tired and exhausted. In fact a recent study showed that the first year of a child is worse than divorce, unemployment and even the death of a partner! Despite the blissful photos pasted on social media, parents often feel overwhelmed and pushed to the brink.

Yet research also shows that that parenthoodRead More

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4 Science-Backed Secrets to Holidays that Truly ARE Happy

05 Dec

The holidays are upon us and it’s an easy time to get lost: in Christmas shopping, errands, travel or the stress of financial expenses or difficult family situations. It can also be a lonely time for some, or one of confusion or even depression due to the long winter nights. The good news is that there are some great research-backed ways for you …Read More

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The Secret to Keeping Your Cool When You’re Really Mad

01 Oct

Dear Friends,

Happy Fall! To help keep you inspired through this crisper weather, here’s my latest for Psychology Today. Hope you like it! It’s about lightening our loads and freeing our minds, and who doesn’t need more of that!?

We all know the situation: something happened that made us upset, we go over it in our mind, we blow our top, we s…Read More

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