This article originally appeared in The Irish Times and can be found at http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/therapy-unlocked-a-guide-to-finding-the-right-therapist-for-you-1.2055346 Therapy unlocked: a guide to finding the right therapist for you Kate Holmquist Last Updated: Friday, January 9, 2015, 17:44 When you have reached that difficult moment of emotional crisis where you’ve decided to reach out to a psychology professional, you … Read more

That ‘no’ is just somebody’s opinion, and frequently uttered from a frightened and narrow mind. To trust my instincts more – it would certainly have saved me a great deal of bother and heartache. To always be grateful for what you have even when you are feeling at your lowest ebb, there is always something … Read more

[This is a re-posting of an article was published on August 11, 2014 by Bill Knaus, Ed.D. in Science and Sensibility http://www.psychologytoday.com/sites/all/themes/pt_www/images/logo.gif] The original post can be found at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/science-and-sensibility/201408/what-can-we-learn-comedian-robin-williams-suicide] Comedian and actor Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014. According to local law enforcement authorities, he probably died by suicide. Williams had it all: a rare … Read more

Written by Neal Baer, M.D. Executive producer and showrunner, CBS’ ‘Under the Dome  I’m gay. There, I said it, and it only took five decades. When I told my son Caleb, who’s in college, 10 months ago, he asked, “It took you this long to figure it out?” “No,” I said. “It took me this long … Read more

One thing I think I have become know by my clients for is repeating incessantly “think positive”. I do it a lot. And I mean it! Then I read the article posted below and it got me thinking: have I got it wrong? Am I giving poor guidance? Having thought about it I don’t feel … Read more

[This post by Robyn Brennan first appeared at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-ways-reduce-stress-and-live-worry-free-life.html?ref=fbp&n=1] Today, we live in such a fast paced society and there is so much going on around us that is hard not to be stressed out. We have families, friends, taxes, rent and so many other factors we have little control over. When we can, we … Read more

[The original article by Anna Chui appears at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-things-you-never-realized-you-could-happy.html?utm_source=post&utm_medium=thetougherpeoplemayliveahappierlifebecausetheycandothesesimplethings&utm_campaign=innerlink] Here’s what you never realized you could do to be happy: 1. Stop comparing yourself to other people. Many seemingly happy and successful people are burning themselves alive on the fire of their inner turmoil. So focus on you. 2. Socialize. Even if you are an … Read more

[The original article by Daniel Wallen appears at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-things-positive-people-dont.html?utm_source=post&utm_medium=youmaybeinterestedinthistoo&utm_campaign=innerlink ] Positive people don’t have a magical power that you don’t possess. Instead of letting stress control them, positive people take control of their life by managing stress and striving to improve every day. Check out these things that positive people don’t do, so you too … Read more

[This article by Amy Morin originally appeared at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/13-things-mentally-strong-people-dont.html?ref=fbp&n=1] Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong. 1. They Don’t Waste … Read more

In May 2009 an American named Brian Acton tweeted that he had been turned down by Twitter for a job and shared his reaction in a tweet that read “Got denied by Twitter HQ. That’s ok. Would have been a long commute”. Later, in August 2009 he tweeted “Facebook turned me down. It was a … Read more