acceptance

Does Acceptance Make Me Too Passive or a Stronger Individual? 

Acceptance is the decision to work with some specific reality (e.g., “I need to monitor my food intake so I won’t gain weight easily anymore”) or situation (e.g., “The place has been a mess. I must share household responsibilities with my parents/spouse so that meals will be served on time, the house will be cleaner, […]

angry

What’s the Difference Between Crazy and Upset? 

You’ve had times when you wonder “Am I crazy or just upset?” and then you wish you knew how to figure out the answer. So many people experience the same question. Some of us know how to recognize one problem from the other. You will too, in about a minute. Sometimes people have lost their […]

family humor

Funny Quotes about Family that Will Leave You Laughing

The world is rich with witticisms, those short, profound observations that all of us wish that we’d said first. But even if you haven’t created an original remark, you can still share briefly stated, wonderful wisdom cobbled together by someone else. Let’s look at life from the beginning and see where it leads us in […]

questions

Top 10 Questions to Help You to Learn about Someone

Meeting people at school, work, and at parties, during dates or on vacation and in other situations, is an opportunity to understand someone else’s mind, their thought processes, priorities and personality traits. However, most of us are not comfortable with asking questions that invite detailed responses. We feel like nosy interrogators or like social klutzes […]

live chat

The Downside of Free Online Counseling Chat Services

According to NAMI, there are roughly 43.8 million people in the United States that live with a mental health issue. While this is an ever-increasing concern, the good news is that we have done a decent job in fighting many taboos and stigmas that were present for generations. Today, we have various athletes talking about […]

disappointment

How to Deal With Disappointment

Failing to find someone to be your life’s partner is as awful as its reputation: Damned discouraging. So is not getting the career you prepared for. College application rejections hurt like hell. So does not being invited to social events you had hoped to attend. Life is one long beauty contest, and not being crowned […]

questions

Top 10 Questions to Help You to Learn about Someone

Meeting people at school, work, and at parties, during dates or on vacation and in other situations, is an opportunity to understand someone else’s mind, their thought processes, priorities and personality traits. However, most of us are not comfortable with asking questions that invite detailed responses. We feel like nosy interrogators or like social klutzes […]

insomnia

Are You Waking Up at 4:00 am? Here’s How to Fix the Problem.

You’re already yawning, and it’s likely that reading about specific tips and tricks to help you to fall asleep and to stay asleep will make you yawn some more. I understand. Let’s step back from boring, unhelpful predictability. You know that you’re supposed to head to bed at the same time each night, to have […]

college campus

How NOT to Go Crazy at College

When you read headlines such as these, STUDY: 1 In 4 College Students Diagnosed with Mental Health Condition…  you might end up wondering “What do those mental health conditions include?” and “How can they be minimized or ended? Decades ago, a college student’s sense of stress was rather limited to racial problems (e.g., being a racial […]

coping with tragedy

A Personal Story: How Coping with Tragedy in a Positive Way Saved My Life

It’s one thing to meet me, then to gradually realize that something is different but hard to identify. People sometimes remark on that, saying “What’s unusual about you? You’re so… upbeat. But I get the sense that you struggle with something.” That “something” resulted in my making medical history, though that was not my goal. […]