It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Tools for running your life and relationships
Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
While we associate stoicism with a stiff-upper-lip attitude towards life, its principles actually have much in common with today's cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness.
We all feel resentment at times. But like a lot of strong emotions, it is not itself the problem. Rather, it is the indicator of a problem lurking underneath.
All losses bring with them grief, a need for an explanation, and decisions about how we need to different in the future. Knowing the challenges and dangers can help you recover.
While we want to make changes to our lives, we often fail because we use an all-or-nothing approach. Instead, try thinking like a scientist.
Productive, problem-solving conversations are a matter of skill, not personality. Tips on how to craft the ideal conversation that avoids defensiveness, blame, and creates a plan.
We can describe ourselves as head and heart people, the thinkers with their rationality and the feelers with their spontaneity and strong empathy. How to reach the solid middle.
Feeling driven? Endless to-do lists? Maybe it's time to slow down and take more control of your life. These 8 tips can help.
Some relationship problems require information or win-win compromise to be resolved. But sometimes simple problems can turn into power struggles. How to put them to rest.
Having a sense of purpose is one of the essentials of having a good life, yet many of us struggle to know what that may be. Questions to help you begin finding your answer.
New research shows the importance of solid teen non-romantic friendships in building solid adult romantic relationships.
Emotional cutoffs help you deal with difficult relationships and situations but are bad solutions that eventually take their toll. How to recognize and develop better coping skills
Most of us have core fears that are like an undertow in our lives, keeping us from being who we want to be.
When a relationship is on the rocks it's easy to get desperate and do things that you later regret. Here are some better ideas.
There's a lot of advice about changing how you talk to yourself when emotions arise. It's often not a quick fix, but it's still important to keep it up. Here's why.
While we can't change the past, we can take action in the present that stops the rewounding process and helps us heal.
Sex can easily wind up on the back-burner of a relationship, which can lead to a downward spiral of disconnection. Here are tips to bring it back.
It's all too easy for the routines of our lives take over, to feel that our lives are running us rather than we running our lives. How to break out and upgrade our everyday lives.
To manage anxiety and depression, you need to tackle the underlying problems.
The combination of an anxious partner and one with ADHD easily leads to stress and frustration. Here's how to stop the battles.
The blahs, the blues affect us all at times, they can make our world seem gray, lower our energy, interest, libido. Common causes and action steps.
One of the best ways to look at families is to look at the family structure. Here are 5 types and their strengths, weaknesses, and indicators of change.
All too many of us feel like a fraud, that at any moment others are going to see us for who we really are. Common causes and ways to change that old wiring.
Bromances and womances can provide fulfillment, but can also create resentment and jealousy in one's partner. Here are common underlying problems and ways to tackle the issue.
What's the best you can do? Some clear guidelines can help you avoid guilt and resentment and run your life more successfully.
We've all heard the notion that our life is a gift. But what does that mean? How do you want to use it? Here are some options. What do you choose?
We all get stressed in various ways throughout the day. Here are 10 techniques to calm yourself and get settled, centered, and grounded.
Many of us have one thing that if we were able to get rid of it, our lives would immediately be better. What is your one thing? Tips for getting that monkey off your back.
Improving your intimate relationship begins with acknowledging where you are.
Childhood wounds can linger and shape your present life. These four approaches can help you put those wounds to rest.
If you're pulled between two lovers, you're likely comparing and contrasting. Getting off the fence means looking deeper at underlying problems. Tips for sorting it out.
Bob Taibbi, L.C.S.W., has 45 years of clinical experience. He is the author of 11 books and over 300 articles and provides training nationally and internationally.