Megan Taylor

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Charlie Parramore's review of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

This book had some great insights and thought provoking exercises for married couples. As a therapist, it gave me lots of good tools to use and some …

Sue Johnson Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

Matt and Rhea are dispirited from their frequent fights, and their couples therapist is struggling to contain their heated conflict and help them …

What is seasonal affective disorder?

It’s that time of year again – the end of daylight savings and the beginning of the dark season. While many of us look forward to seasonal …

6 Steps to Treating the Pain of a Breakup

Nomar* was in love. He had never been happier. He and his girlfriend Marissa* were talking about moving in together and eventually getting married. …

The Six Attributes of Courage

Courage is something that everybody wants — an attribute of good character that makes us worthy of respect. From the Bible to fairy tales; ancient …

Motivation

How to Exude Confidence and Truly Express Yourself in New Social Situations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever wish you could walk into a room of unknown people and be completely at ease?<p>When you talk with someone new, you share your thoughts, …

Self-help

34 Ways to Encourage Positive Thinking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The brain is a powerful organ; it controls the entire body. But your thought process is much more influential. Your thoughts dictate who you become, …

7 Ways To Exercise Without Exercising | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us would benefit from more exercise. Yet we often struggle with the idea of exercising. We have to motivate ourselves to get moving.<p>Except …

12 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep

There are SO MANY tips on how to get better sleep. Mattresses, light exposure, daytime activities, the food we eat, exercise, sleep position, …

4 Steps To Become More Decisive | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I hate making decisions. I always envy those who say, “I just knew this was the house for us,” or “to me that was a sign, so I just broke up with …

Walt Disney Company

The Happiness of Pursuit: 7 Steps To Accomplish Anything & Enjoy It Along The Way | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>‘A body in motion stays in motion’ – Newton’s law</b><p>If anyone has ever read a post written by me before, listened to an interview or simply had a chat …

Motivation

25 Lessons About Life I Learned in 25 Years

My life doesn’t look anything like I thought it would at 25. I don’t have a great job, my car barely gets me from point A to B, and I exercise just …

3 Ways to Kick Your Comfort Zone in the Teeth and Create Lasting Change!

<b>“Growth demands a temporary surrender of security” – Gail Sheehy</b><p>Your comfort zone, believe it or not, has too many teeth left. The fact is if you …

A 3-Step Approach To Controlling Anger Before It Gets Out Of Control

<b>Learning to control your anger is an admirable goal. Having a realistic way to do it is even better.</b><p>One of the most common things I hear from couples …

Why You Should Control Your Anger - and Practical Tips to Do It

Anger is a normal emotion, and letting it out is actually healthy. The “normal” person lets his anger show when appropriate, but does not let it …

Love More, Care Less: 'Detached Attachment' and Other Boundary-Setting Ideas

<i>By Martha Beck</i><p><i>How do you get your nearest and dearest to change their behavior? Simple: Stop giving a damn what they do, says Martha Beck.</i><p>"Now my whole family is abusing me!" said Loretta, a client at a women's resource center where I volunteered back in the '90s. "If I leave my husband, it'll just …

The Biggest Lessons I've Learned from Managing Anxiety

Six million Americans have panic disorder. Forty million have an anxiety disorder. So, if you're struggling with anxiety, you're absolutely not …

Meditation

Anxiety & Stress: First Aid

When gatherings of family, friends or colleagues happen there are often celebrations and fun but there can also be <b>some undercurrents of anxiety and</b> …

MANAGING THE FEAR AND ANXIETY OF THE UNKNOWN

By: Stan Popovich<p>All most everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen to …

How To End An Anxiety Attack

<i>By Madeline Vann, MPH Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D.</i><p>When you're having a panic attack or anxiety attack, the symptoms -- chest pain, flushing skin, a racing heart and difficulty breathing -- can make you feel like you're going to faint, lose your mind or die. But the reality is, you won't. The …

John Gottman | The Four Horsmen

Soila Sindiyo Child Trauma Therapist Founder of The Divorce Magazine<p>There’s a fantastic book I’ve been reading by Dr John Gottman called The Seven …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

Debunking Relationship Myths: An Interview With John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman

<i>John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman, founders of the Gottman Institute, are dedicated to searching, discovering, and ultimately distilling the qualities and attributes of long, loving, and lasting relationships. Their groundbreaking work remains highly influential in the fields of contemporary</i> …

Marriage

Is There a Such Thing as a Healthy Sibling Rivalry?

If you have a sibling, you most likely have memories about times you fought with them growing up. This is a common occurrence as children mature and …

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

Self-help

20 Simple Ways to Stoke Your Self-Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Once upon a time there was a small child known as you.<p>This child was born into the world pure and perfect, aware only of its own needs. If those …

Achieve True Beauty by Overcoming Low Self Esteem | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk</i><p>You know you need to start overcoming low self esteem when you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see a …

Self-help