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The Value of Self-Talk
Of all of the possible coping skills, self-talk is the most versatile. It's helpful in almost any high-pressure or difficult situation. It's simple to learn and use. And since it's your own internal voice inside your own head, it goes everywhere you go so it's always available.
There is one major life skill which is seldom talked about: self-soothing. People mostly assume that it's automatic. But actually it is not. We learn how to sooth ourselves from our own parents, in childhood. Or we can teach ourselves as adults. Here's how.
How to Cope With Intense Emotions
We human beings struggle with many things. Life brings us problems, conflicts and complex situations. However, one of the most difficult things for many people to cope with in their lives is their own emotions. Here are some ideas for coping with your intense feelings in a healthy and adaptive way.
Take the Emotional Neglect Questionnaire
What is Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)? Since it is so invisible and unmemorable, how can you know if you have it? Take the Emotional Neglect Questionnaire, and find out if your parents responded enough to your emotional needs as they raised you.
Answers to the Mystery of How Men Think
What drives men? How do they think? What do they think of women? What do they need from us? How can we women communicate better with them? Psychology Today Blogger Shawn Smith, PsyD wrote a book called, "The Women's Guide to How Men Think." I asked him some questions to get us inside the male mind.
Turn Your Weakness Into A Strength
What are your weaknesses? Everybody has them. More important than what your weaknesses actually are, is how you view them. Accepting and owning a weakness puts you in a position to manage it. Here's how to recognize your struggles, accept them and work around them to make yourself more resilient.
Subtle but Powerful Childhood Emotional Neglect
Childhood Emotional Neglect is like the white space in the family picture. No one notices it or remembers it. Yet it quietly saps the joy from the adult lives of legions of people. Here's what it is, why it's so invisible, and why it has so much power in our adult lives.
Change Your Life With Attachment Theory
Do you ever notice yourself making the wrong choice over and over? Or reacting the wrong way, or floundering in certain situations? We all have patterns or issues that get in our way in life. Here's how to use Attachment Theory to figure out why, make changes, and grow past it.
Why Am I Like This?
Have you ever been baffled by your own behavior? Have you ever wondered, "Why am I like this?" Here is my suggestion for finding the answer.
The Best Gift For Your Valentine is A Good Fight
Do you hate to argue? Do you and your spouse avoid conflict? If so, you may be missing out on the best way to keep your relationship passionate. A healthy fight, done right, will leave you feeling closer and more passionate. Learn the skills that are necessary to fight right.
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