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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Reclaiming Life With CBT
Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.
Vigorous exercise is known to improve sleep for those with insomnia. A new study tested whether it improves the sleep of those who don't have sleep problems.
Embracing life as it unfolds is one of the surest ways to live well. These books offer 5 perspectives on the power of mindful awareness.
Everyone seems to agree that knowing yourself is a good thing. These telltale signs point to your true nature.
Are people without kids really selfish and unfulfilled? Do they contribute to the perpetuation of our species? A new book examines these assumptions.
The "nonsense" of your dreams may be leading you somewhere meaningful.
I thought a week without screens would be hard but rewarding and that I'd be so excited to have my phone back. It ended up being quite different from what I'd expected.
Studies of near-death experiences, psychedelics, and meditation offer some clues.
You might be surprised by what you find—I know I was. Use these strategies to identify your priorities and live your passions.
Recent research through the Final Words Project reveals that more is being said at the threshold than we might assume.
Almost never, according to a new study of individuals with intense chronic worries.
The Stoic philosophers of Rome and Greece were right—we can find contentment no matter the circumstances.
The mindset we bring to our finances holds these 5 clues to your psyche—and explains why money is a common source of conflict for couples.
Being busy is easy, but doing what's most important to us can be a challenge. Discover how the principles of Japanese Psychology can help.
Yoga is more popular than ever. Here are 6 ways the practice can benefit your mind, body, and spirit, with insights from online yoga instructor Tim Senesi.
Dr. Kenneth Ring has studied near-death experiences for decades. As his own death nears, he shares his reflections (and jokes) about facing the end of life as we know it.
There are many advantages to spending time in your garden—not just for your body but for your mind.
What's worse than being in a controlling and manipulative relationship? Not knowing that you're in one. Here are 5 clues.
Do you want to build a closer connection? Use the science of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy to strengthen your bond.
Mindfulness has become a common buzzword, yet some worry that its popularization may be stripping away much of its power.
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by your clutter? Use the science of cognitive behavioral therapy to organize your home.
Learn to recognize the little-known process that often drives repetitive fights and misunderstandings.
Are you desperate for a change, yet finding yourself stuck? Discover common obstacles that could be holding you back from making your move.
People disagree about what causes near-death and shared death experiences. Whatever the cause, people are changed by the encounters.
Weigh the pros and cons as you decide if the teetotaling lifestyle is for you.
Use these five principles to discover how empathy, communication, and collaboration can help you find the best solutions.
Conflict is inevitable in our closest relationships. Use these 5 strategies for more productive disagreements.
Narrow self-interest is a poor long-term motivator. The alternative? Experiencing life as a sacred expression of love.
It can be really hard to talk about the most painful moments of our lives. Yet for many of us, it's a crucial part of our recovery.
There's no shortage of opinions about how to help kids sleep through the night. What does the science tell us?
Have you struggled to recover from a psychological condition? Maybe it's time for a better story about health and healing.
Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D., is a clinical assistant professor of psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Pennsylvania.