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The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Older People

A very interesting article! Over the last year, I have seen more and more older clients who are worried about not being able to fund their retirements. The reasons for their predicaments are similar to Neal Garbler's. The shame is profound.  


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,…