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Personal Growth after a Romantic Breakup

This is an interesting article which explores personality traits that tend to promote personal growth, post a relationship breakup.  This study found that personal growth seems to occur through hyper activated breakup distress, which promotes cognitive processing of breakup-related thoughts and emotions.   Attachment Styles and Personal Growth following Romantic…


When Symptoms are a Mystery

This article by Tori DeAngelis offers an insight into how to cope with unexplained physical symptoms. You can find a print version of this article in the July/August 2013 issue of Monitor on Psychology (p. 66). When symptoms are a mystery Many psychologists see clients who are worried about physical…


Easing Pain

I thought that this might be of interest. Stacy Lu wrote an article on complementary therapies and integrated approaches to better treat chronic pain. You can find a print version of the article in the November, 2015 issue of Monitor on Psychology (p. 67). Easing Pain Psychologists are exploring complementary therapies and integrated approaches…


Recommended Apps for a Healthier Life

Apps can be useful tools for helping us monitor and maintain our wellbeing. Depending on your needs, there are a vast array of apps that can help enhance your life. The convenience of having a program at the palm of your hand is unsurpassed. To help whittle down what can be an overwhelming…


Secrets of the strong-minded by Emma Young,

Secrets of the strong-minded by Emma Young, Original article - September 16, 2014 Can children be made more psychologically ‘resilient’ to traumas like 9/11 – as well as the stress of everyday life? Emma Young meets a former school principal who believes they can. “It was one of…


Carnegie Mellon researchers reveal how mindfulness training affects health – News release

My colleague  Les Posen forwarded this to me Carnegie Mellon issued the following news release: Carnegie Mellon researchers reveal how mindfulness training affects health Over the past decade, there have been many encouraging findings suggesting that mindfulness training can improve a broad range of mental and physical health problems. Yet,…