KEY POINTS Emotionally intelligent people are often magnets for narcissists. Understanding this dynamic can help emotionally intelligent people spot narcissistic tendencies before investing in a relationship. There are four phases of narcissistic manipulation: attraction, feeling small, sabotage, and countering manipulation with kindness. Many emotionally intelligent people often feel as if they are a magnet for narcissists. … Read more

Most Male Suicides in Us Show No Link to Mental Health Issues FeaturedNeurosciencePsychology  ·June 14, 2022  https://neurosciencenews.com/male-suicide-mental-health-20834/ Summary: 60% of male suicide victims have no prior history of documented mental health problems, a new study reports. Source: UCLA A majority of American men who die by suicide don’t have any known history of mental health … Read more

By Sarah Griffiths 27th June 2022 [This article first appeared on at https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220624-why-criticism-lasts-longer-than-praise] Most of us are subjected to insults, sarcastic comments or bad feedback in our everyday lives. But we weren’t built to deal with torrents of criticism. As children we are often told that sticks and stones can break bones, but words can … Read more

Relationship Check Up A healthy relationship means that both members of the couple are… 1. Communicating with each other: Talking about problems without screaming and shouting; listening to each other, and respecting their viewpoint; being willing to adapt, and to sometimes change their mind. 2. Showing respect for one another: Valuing the other person’s culture, … Read more

How to escape your motivational trough when you’re flagging  By Bryan Lufkin  11th February 2021 [Original post can be found here https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210209-how-to-escape-your-motivational-trough-when-youre-flagging  Your get-up-and-go has tanked as the pandemic has dragged on. But there are ways to kickstart your motivation – even when it seems like you’ve tried everything. Early on, a friend of mine … Read more

Original article appears at: https://themighty.com/2017/05/forgot-to-take-antidepressants-what-happens/  For Emergency Situations please call 999 or 112. If you feel Suicidal call 1800 273 8255/1800 247 247, Text HELP to 51444 or call The Samaritans 116 123. It’s 3 a.m. and I’ve been awake for about two hours now. The house is silent, aside from the periodic squeaking of the kids’ bunk bed … Read more

A conversation with neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett on the counterintuitive ways your mind processes reality—and why understanding that might help you feel a little less anxious. BY CLAY SKIPPER  November 30, 2020   Original Article can be found here: https://www.gq.com/story/lisa-feldman-barrett-interview Your Brain Doesn’t Work the Way You Think It Does At the very beginning of her … Read more

Original Post was made at https://www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shouldstorm/202011/feeling-sad-during-hard-times-is-not-depression?amp&fbclid=IwAR0GF1psnTBNOiSRPqPRu1qVjGXBhdmnygV-9gPPNeYOoDQ4Ng44tUGSzrE on  Nov 10, 2020 Alison Escalante M.D.Shouldstorm Feeling Sad During Hard Times Is Not Depression If we weren’t sad right now, something would be wrong. These are heavy times. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe and has reached unprecedented numbers in America, we are facing the reality … Read more

Original Article can be found at https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/article/1076/when-helping-doesnt-help  When Helping Doesn’t Help: Why Some Clients May Not Want to Change  By David Burns   March/April 2017 As therapists, we want nothing more than to help people who are suffering—help them feel better as soon as possible and help them, after therapy, live more emotionally satisfying lives. But that usually requires … Read more