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Tempering Expectations

Filed in Existential Psychology, Motivation by on September 19, 2014
Tempering Expectations

What happens to a lot of people is that they enter into a new endeavor full of energy, basically bursting at the seams, barely able to contain their excitement. They see endless horizons and opportunity, not at all worried about the challenges they will face. You could compare these people to shooting stars. They burn […]

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Discipline and Child Rearing

Filed in Behavioral Psychology, Parenting by on September 18, 2014
Discipline and Child Rearing

In the wake of the child abuse accusations leveled against Adrian Peterson, the comment sections on articles describing his actions have become battlegrounds where people alternately defend and attack various styles of child rearing and the role of discipline. The problem is that most have no idea what they are talking about. Their ‘expertise’ is […]

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Wanting Out Of A Relationship

Filed in Couples by on September 18, 2014
Wanting Out Of A Relationship

How many people all over the world are still in relationships they desperately want out of due to not wanting to hurt the feelings of their partners? So many, and what a bad reason to stay. On the surface it almost seems noble, a form of self-sacrifice, putting the needs of someone else before your […]

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Self-Delusion

Filed in Psychoanalysis, Self-Actualization by on September 18, 2014
Self-Delusion

Jeremy: “Mark, I love therapy. You should have therapy. He should have therapy. Everybody should have therapy…Mark, today is the day I worked out I am not currently a very successful musician.” Mark: “I know, yes.” Jeremy: “Yeah, I know you know. But now I know.” If you watch Peep Show you know how funny […]

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Be Vocal When Things Are Going Right

Filed in Behavioral Psychology by on September 17, 2014
Be Vocal When Things Are Going Right

If you want to know the simplest yet most effective way to improve all your relationships it’s to be vocal when things are going right, to comment on behaviors you like at the moment they happen. This practice might feel forced at first but before long it will become just as natural to you as […]

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Technical Proficiency Versus Personal Vision

Filed in Existential Psychology by on September 17, 2014
Technical Proficiency Versus Personal Vision

“Early in my career I might have given up photography entirely had it not been for an occasional image that far exceeded my expectations. Most of the time I had no idea what I had done right. Now I know that three separate elements must come together in the creation of such a photograph: technical […]

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Make A Gratitude List To Combat Depression

Filed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression by on September 16, 2014
Make A Gratitude List To Combat Depression

If you’ve been struggling with depression some symptoms you’ve probably experienced include low self-worth, negativity about your life situation, and hopelessness about your future. These symptoms occur together so often that Beck and his colleagues termed them the cognitive triad of depression. The thing to realize is that your beliefs about yourself, the world, and […]

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