“When I first came out as transgender, I was surprised to find that many people in my life wanted to support me. I received a lot of encouraging words, oftenContinue reading “Are You Respecting Your Transgender Loved Ones?”
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Why Emotional Fluency is Key for a Successful Relationship
It’s a skill that’s very much learnable, but probably not covered in your fancy liberal-arts education, unless you went to a super-progressive school. “We’re just not trained to speak inContinue reading “Why Emotional Fluency is Key for a Successful Relationship”
Maybe Monogamy isn’t the Only Way to Love?
“Her book examines the long, sometimes awkward legacy of philosophers’ thinking on romantic love, and compares that with a new subfield in close-relationships research — consensual nonmonogamy, or CNM. WhileContinue reading “Maybe Monogamy isn’t the Only Way to Love?”
Tips To Calm An Anxious Child
” Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat. “What’s wrong?” you ask. Continue reading “Tips To Calm An Anxious Child”
Don’t Worry If You Always Worry
“For most people, worrying is a form of problem-solving where you look at challenges in the future and work them out before they happen, which can be constructive. Researchers callContinue reading “Don’t Worry If You Always Worry”
Why Forcing Positivity Won’t Make You Happy
” The harder you push, the worse it gets. We think forcing ourselves to think and feel optimistically will relieve the anguish, but all that actually does is backfire. ChoosingContinue reading “Why Forcing Positivity Won’t Make You Happy”
Encouraging Kindness in Children Through Reading
“Kindness is one of the most important character traits, but sometimes kids need an extra reminder about the best ways to be kind to others or why kindness matters. TheseContinue reading “Encouraging Kindness in Children Through Reading”
Is Your News Feed Destroying You Psychologically?
“Many of us (myself included) deal with mental health challenges on a daily basis and being fed a steady diet of devastating world events only serves to make that harder. SoContinue reading “Is Your News Feed Destroying You Psychologically?”