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What to Say When Your Child Says "That's Not Fair!"

Whether your preschooler insists it’s not fair that it’s time to leave the playground, or your 13-year-old says it’s not fair he can’t go to the …

Self-help

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again; "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

10 Questions to Help Overcome Obstacles and Build Emotional Resilience

Stop bottling up your emotions. Try this exercise to help gain a healthier perspective.<p>Early in their careers, many people learn that is best to put emotions aside when dealing with interpersonal workplace challenges. Emotional intelligence is not a subject taught in business school, and most …

Self-help

There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Does CBD Really Work For Anxiety?

Here's what you need to know.<p>Anxiety affects almost all of us in small ways. Before giving a speech or doing something new, we might feel unsure, unprepared or nervous. Some of those feelings may well manifest in physical symptoms like shortness of breath, clammy hands or headaches.<p>However, to …

What is box breathing?

Box breathing is a powerful, yet simple, relaxation technique that aims to return breathing to its normal rhythm. This breathing exercise may help to …

13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

There's a free class that teaches you how to be happy — here are the 5 best things I learned

Holly Smith<p><b>I not only learned a lot about the science of happiness and well-being, but I also learned a lot about myself, including my signature</b> …

This 75-year Harvard study shows how to have lifetime joy

For over 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional health of two groups:<p>456 poor people in Boston from 1939 …

Happiness

What Are the Jungian Archetypes?

Archetypes were a concept introduced by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, who believed that archetypes were models of people, behaviors, or …

Spirituality

World's Happiest Countries? Don't Be So Sure.

For the third year in a row, the world’s 10 happiest nations remain the same. Nordic countries have consistently landed atop the Happiness Index in recent history, with Finland snagging the top prize for 2018.<p>The World Happiness Report, an annual publication of the United Nations, is based on the …

11 Things People Who Cope With Anxiety Well Do Differently

While anxiety disorders can be difficult to fully overcome — especially since they can be chemical in nature, as well as deeply ingrained — that …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Treating Adolescent Depression With Psychotherapy: A Quiz

Empirically supported psychotherapeutic treatments have been shown to reduce symptoms of depression and build problem-solving skills in adolescents. …

Yale Is Letting Anyone Take Its Most Popular Class Ever for Free

Everything you ever wanted to know about how to truly be happy.<p>When Yale began offering a new course this semester, over 1,000 students jumped at the opportunity. It wasn't about business, technology or innovation. It's about how to be happy.<p>Nearly a fourth of the undergraduate student body …

5 tips on how to build resilience, recover from setbacks, and not be scared by 'failure' again

A person’s resilience can be measured by how fast they bounce back after disappointments. But more than that, it’s about your ability to adapt to …

Panic attacks explained

This month, the <i>GQ</i> Therapist tackles panic attacks. What are they? Why you get them? And most importantly, how to stop them?<p><b>Dear GQ Therapist,<br>I</b> …

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Ways People With PTSD Can Prevent Memory Loss

Many people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD ) may have trouble concentrating or have other problems with their memory, such as memory …

The Brain

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

Rethinking therapy: How 45 questions can revolutionize mental health care in Canada

Open this photo in gallery<p>It was the third appointment and Cathy Keough’s client – a 28-year-old man with moderate depression – was not getting better. He certainly seemed better – less anxious than his first visit, not so meandering with his answers, sleeping more and eating better. But Ms. …

How People With PTSD Can Cope With Upsetting Thoughts and Memories

People with PTSD should learn how to cope with upsetting thoughts and memories, as they often have flashbacks about traumatic events. Fortunately, a …

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Essential Secrets of Psychotherapy : Change or Acceptance?

What is the ultimate goal of psychotherapy?<p>Let's start with a simple word association experiment: When you think about <i>psychotherapy</i>, what is the <i>first</i> …

Want to Be a More Successful Leader? Try Mindfulness Meditation

This healthy habit will improve your life in myriad ways.<p>Do you often feel there just aren't enough hours in the day? Running from meeting to meeting, and no matter how efficient your planning skills, you feel as if you are perpetually playing catch-up. Mindfulness meditation can help. It optimizes …

What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Work?

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the …

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

Want to Raise Happy Kids? Science Says Limit Screen Time to Exactly This Amount Per Day

Researchers looked at data from 1 million teenagers. Here's the sweet spot for smartphone use and happiness.<p>Every parent I know wants to raise kids who are at least as successful and happy as we are--more so, if we can pull it off. But something disturbing has happened in the last few years to …

The Worst Advice Parents Give Their Kids

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life , so we teach them attitudes we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I learned …

Americans Just Broke a New Record for Stress and Anxiety

Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has published an annual survey of stress in America. In January 2017, for the first time in its …