The Best Way to Handle Regret

The Best Way to Handle Regret By Toni Bernhard J.D. | November 16, 2023 | Reviewed by Abigail Fagan Living in the past rarely leads to happiness.     KEY POINTS Try not to dwell on hopes and dreams that didn’t come true; ruminating on them leads to emotional suffering. Instead, think of some minor […]

7 Examples of Common Codependent Behaviors

7 Examples of Common Codependent Behaviors By Traci Pedersen | February 9, 2024 | Medically Reviewed by Bethany Juby, PsyD Behaviors, like conflict avoidance and a reduced sense of self, can indicate codependency. There are techniques that can help you develop healthier habits and relationships.   A healthy relationship is about establishing a balance between […]

Breaking Bad: How to Break Up With Your Bad Habits

Breaking Bad: How to Break Up With Your Bad Habits By Monica Vermani C. Psych. | Posted April 23, 2024 | Reviewed by Ray Parker Understand triggers that drive bad habits and break free of the habit loop.         KEY POINTS Our habits can profoundly impact our lives. We automatically engage in […]

Reframing the Mental Load of Parenting

The Pain and Potential of the Midlife Years By Homaira Kabir | Updated April 3, 2024 | Reviewed by Hara Estroff Marano It’s the death of the self we knew and a search for the self-in-waiting.     Some 2500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said the only constant in life is change. Fast […]

The Pain and Potential of the Midlife Years

The Pain and Potential of the Midlife Years By Homaira Kabir | Updated April 3, 2024 | Reviewed by Hara Estroff Marano It’s the death of the self we knew and a search for the self-in-waiting.     Some 2500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said the only constant in life is change. Fast […]

A 5-Step Gaslighting Safety Plan

A 5-Step Gaslighting Safety Plan By Amelia Kelley Ph.D. | Updated September 18, 2023 | Reviewed by Davia Sills Gather evidence and find a supportive individual to help you cope.     KEY POINTS To protect oneself, it is important to understand what gaslighting is and what it is not. Gaslighting can sabotage a person’s […]

What to Know About Teenage Depression

What to Know About Teenage Depression Medically reviewed by Jeffrey Ditzell, DO — By Kate Bettino — Updated on March 12, 2021 If you think that you or a teenager you know might have depression, you’ve come to the right place. Depression is more than just sadness. Depression is a group of mental health disorders associated […]

When It’s Time to Treat Your Anxiety

When It’s Time to Treat Your Anxiety Medically reviewed by Rebecca Barnhart, PharmD, BCPP — By Hope Gillette — Updated on July 23, 2021 If you’re supposed to feel anxiety during dangerous or stressful moments, how do you know if you need anxiety medication? Almost everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life. It’s […]

When Does Anxiety Become an Anxiety Disorder?

When Does Anxiety Become an Anxiety Disorder? Medically reviewed by Bethany Juby, PsyD — By Courtney Telloian on November 17, 2021 Feeling anxious from time to time doesn’t necessarily mean you have an anxiety disorder. Here’s how you can tell which one you’re experiencing.     You might be thinking, “I feel anxious — does […]

Six Conversation Habits to Break

The Art and Science of Great Conversations By Psychology Today Contributors published May 2, 2023 – last reviewed on May 19, 2023 This is the 4th week of a 4-week series on conversation   Conversation is a lot like art. It’s one of those uniquely human experiences that distills much complexity and infinite variety, verging on […]