Victoria LeBreton

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You’re Not Allowed to Complain About Not Getting What You Didn’t Ask For

Use your words, and use them well.The post You’re Not Allowed to Complain About Not Getting What You Didn’t Ask For appeared first on The Gottman …

How to Know When Breaking Up Is the Healthiest Choice

Why prolong the pain when you can get out and find something that’s right for you?The post How to Know When Breaking Up Is the Healthiest Choice …

Navigating the Challenges of Stepfamily Life

A successful remarriage and building a new stepfamily requires a foundation built on appreciation, respect, and tolerance.The post Navigating the …

How To Discipline -- Without Spanking

Discipline -- it's one of the hardest parts of parenthood. We want to keep our kids safe, and teach them right from wrong. But doing that is often much more difficult than it sounds.<p>Spanking is what many parents turn to when they want to get their point across. However, spanking and other forms of …

Parenting

The 5 Skills That Will Increase Your Happiness

What's the key to lasting happiness? Research has confirmed that you can practice certain skills that will increase your happiness in life. You just …

Happiness

How to Become More Productive Using the Pomodoro Method

The Pomodoro method has now become synonymous with productivity. And, if you’ve ever used it, it’s no surprise why. Personally, I attribute a huge …

Time Management

How Your Smartphone Might Sabotage Your Relationship

There are so many ways to instantly communicate with anyone right at your fingertips. But despite this age of heightened connectivity, an increasing …

Social Media

The roots of childhood aggression, and how to handle them with compassion

Compassion

Our Stories of Struggle and Why We Must Not Hide Them from Our Kids

<i><br>“Hold</i> <i> <br>Hold on</i> <i> <br>Hold on to me</i> <i> <br>‘Cause I’m a little unsteady</i> <i> <br>A little unsteady.”</i><br>–X Ambassadors, <i>Unsteady</i>A few days before Christmas my phone rang. It was …

Empathy

Letting Boys Experience Their Feelings Makes Them More Resilient - ParentsTogether

<b>The Big Idea:</b> <i>Our culture is teaching boys to suppress their feelings from an early age. In actuality, to raise resilient and emotionally healthy boys</i> …

Constantly Curious

How chronic stress can affect your brain's size, structure, and how it functions:

Vestibular Migraine Linked to Increased Anxiety, Say Researchers

The link between anxiety and migraine disease is well established. Those of us with migraine experience anxiety disorders at two to five times the …

The Risk Of Teen Depression And Suicide Is Linked To Smartphone Use, Study Says

A new study found that teenagers are increasingly depressed, feel hopeless and are more likely to consider suicide. Researchers found a sudden increase in teens' symptoms of depression, suicide risk factors and suicide rates in 2012 — around the time when smartphones became popular, says Jean …

Depression

Older Adults' Forgetfulness Tied To Faulty Brain Rhythms In Sleep

Older brains may forget more because they lose their rhythm at night.<p>During deep sleep, older people have less coordination between two brain waves that are important to saving new memories, a team reports in the journal <i>Neuron.</i><p>"It's like a drummer that's perhaps just one beat off the rhythm," says …

The Brain

We sleep less as we age because our brains don’t think we're tired

Sadly, there’s nothing we can do about it—yet<p>It’s a known fact that as we age, we sleep less. But the reasoning behind this phenomenon is poorly understood. Do older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, or because they simply can’t get the sleep they need?<p>In a review out today in the …

Sleep

State of the Union Meetings Will Strengthen Your Relationship: Here’s How to Start Yours

Leo Tolstoy’s book Anna Karenina begins, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Dr. Gottman’s four decades …

Happiness

Understanding Your Partner’s Attachment Style: An Interview with Stan Tatkin

By: Kyle BensonInterview Guest: Stan Tatkin, PsyD, is the founder of the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) and is the author of</i> …

Lifestyle

Family Traditions Boost Happiness

Some people go home for the holidays hoping just to survive, burying their attention in their phones or football to avoid conflict with relatives. …

6 Steps To Mindfully Deal With Difficult Emotions In Relationships

By Toni Parker, Ph.D.<p>Let’s get real here. For most of us – myself included – life is fast-paced and chock full of family, relationship, and work stressors. This reality, along with the ever-increasing pressures of technology and society at large, can really take a toll on your marriage. As a …

Mindfulness

10 Mindfulness Researchers You Should Know

Since the early 2000s, research on mindfulness has been expanding rapidly. Here’s a look at 10 leaders in the field, what their research has shown …

Mindfulness

20 Cognitive Distortions and How They Affect Your Life

Our circumstances don’t define us. Regardless of what happens in life, we always have the power to choose our attitude. So what’s the difference …

11 Weighted Blankets That Won't Weigh Down Your Wallet

Sleep tight 😴<p>If you’re a troubled sleeper, you’ve probably heard of the newest insomnia-fighting trend: weighted blankets.<p>Weighted blankets are just what they sound like ― blankets that are heavier than your average bedding. But, how exactly does a 25-pound blanket help you sleep better?<p>Most …

Shopping

A Baffling Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say

Researchers have traced the cause of a baffling brain disorder to a surprising source: a particular type of bacteria living in the gut.<p>Scientists increasingly suspect that the body’s vast community of bacteria — the microbiome — may play a role in the development of a wide variety of diseases, from …

25 CBT Techniques and Worksheets for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Sharing is caring.<p>You have definitely heard about CBT.<p>You may not know it, or you may not immediately assign meaning to those three letters placed …

How Labels Help: Tame Reactive Emotions by Naming Them

It was a particularly difficult day. My then nine-month-old daughter had a terrible night and left my wife and I with only a handful hours’ sleep. …

Mindfulness

How to worry better

Forget 'don’t worry, be happy.' Studies show worrying the right way is better than not worrying at all.<p>Don’t worry, be happy and you might just miss out on an important part of your psychology.<p>Worry can play an important role in life, and doesn’t have to be destructive or futile, argues Kate …

8 tips to help you become more resilient

<i>iStock</i><p>Clinical psychologist Meg Jay shares practical ways to overcome whatever life throws your way.<p>Clinical psychologist Meg Jay (TED Talk: Why 30 …