October 22, 2019

Feeling like you are stuck in the same destructive patterns? Perhaps you struggle with depression, anxiety, anger, or relationship issues. During childhood, people form ways of experiencing themselves and connecting with others that are known as attachment styles. It m...

October 3, 2019

Psychological flexibility is an important mark of mental health and developing it is an important goal of therapy. The notion of psychological flexibility pertains to one's mental agility and adaptability. 

Healthy individuals can toggle flexibly between the strategies...

September 19, 2019

Below are some key tools to help keep a balance between joy and despair.

First, try to engage in daily practices that relax your nervous system and make you feel safe and loved. 

When our nervous systems think we are threatened, we are less able to be our best selves. Re...

August 20, 2019

Meta analytics studies now show a very large and statistically significant antidepressant effect when examining exercise and activity for the management of depression. Yes, motivation to do it can be a bit tricky. Psychologists are often a good resource for improving m...

August 15, 2019

1. Practice gratitude

Often times we forget to be thankful for the small things happening in our every day lives. Look at the small annoying tasks, such as doing laundry or the dishes, as opportunities to remind ourselves of all the small blessings we have. When we pay...

August 7, 2019

Loneliness is a function of affective need for companionship and belonging and it can leave us questioning our value to others and where we belong.

Many individuals are spending more time digitally networking than is healthy for their emotional well-being.

The presence o...

July 25, 2019

Seth J. Gillihan, clinical assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, sat down with yoga instructor, Tim Senesi, to discuss the benefits of yoga for the Think Act Be podcast. Below are six ways yoga can make your life better.

1. Reclaiming cont...

June 26, 2019

Many of us respond to common life experiences (i.e. making a mistake, failing, getting rejected, feeling guilty, not living up to your own expectations) by employing negative self-talk, or beating ourselves up in our heads.

However, the practice of negative self-talk ha...

June 20, 2019

Small talk is a part of everyday life, whether you are sitting next to a new colleague at work, interviewing for a job, or at a wedding where you don't know many people. How do you get past initial introductions with a decreased sense of fear or awkwardness?

For those w...

June 11, 2019

Almost a decade ago, Dr. Brené Brown gave her famous TED talk on the Power of Vulnerability. At the time, Dr. Brené Brown was a researcher and professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, where she had spent the past ten years studying a con...

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