Apr 19 10:00am Thought Catalog
Never settle for anyone that makes you feel bad for being a badass.
Apr 19 9:00am Thought Catalog
You learn that love exceeds types and labels.
Apr 19 8:45am Psych Central News
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association contradicts prior research, finding that antidepressants used during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of children developing autism […]...
Apr 19 8:00am Psych Central News
A new German study finds a weak to moderate link between a certain form of narcissism and social media activity. The enormous popularity of social media sites such as Facebook, […]...
Apr 19 8:00am Thought Catalog
You’ve become the kind of person who shows up – to a job interview, to a date, to work the day after your boss yelled at you – regardless of how scared or uneasy you might feel.
Apr 19 7:45am Thought Catalog
YOU are the facilitator of your world, your experiences, your change, and your non change.
Apr 19 7:30am Thought Catalog
11. You feel you're giving away too much (and getting back too little).
Apr 19 7:15am Psych Central News
New research suggests we interpret a person’s emotions by analyzing the expression in their eyes. Dr. Adam Anderson, professor of human development at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology believes […]...
Apr 19 7:15am Thought Catalog
At 26, I’m not ready to be married yet, but I find many in the Midwest who are.
Apr 19 7:00am Thought Catalog
Just two young white girls in a near-empty Greyhound bus station on a Wednesday morning who need each other to watch our respective stuff while we go to the bathroom or the vending machine.
Apr 19 6:30am Psych Central News
Maintaining the yards of vacant properties, a movement known as “greening,” may help reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, according to a new study at Michigan State University. The findings […]...
Apr 19 3:00am Mental Health News From Medical News Today
More Americans than ever before suffer from serious psychological distress, and the country's ability to meet the growing demand for mental health services is rapidly eroding.
Apr 19 12:12am Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
You're reading 4 Easy Tips to Cultivate Calmness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The ability to cultivate a sense of inner calm is an important factor when it comes to coping with anxiety. Anxiety, often times, creates physical side effects on one's health, and the cultivation of calmness and relaxation in both body and mind can serve as a form of release from mental anxiety. Minute changes in your lifestyle and habits can bring unanticipated, positive effects on your wellbeing as a whole. Here are a few easy tips on how you can instill calmness in your daily life. Develop a calm morning routine, instead of falling prey to a stress-induced morning rush. A morning ritual can instill a sense of calmness into your life and set the stage for a more relaxing, less anxious day. Although many individuals start off their day in a mental and physical rush, this fast-paced environment is more prone to increased stress levels. It may be helpful to plan out your day the night before, simply by setting aside a few minutes to write down a to-do list or reminders to your future self. Developing a morning ritual does not have to take up a lot of time; rather, it can be a relaxing exercise to jot down things to remind yourself of doing. It is also helpful to sleep early and set up multiple alarms, so you will not worry about sleeping through only one alarm. Preparing the night before for a potentially stressful day can also evoke peace of mind; for example, you can meal prep for the week during the weekends when you have time, or you can plan out your week's work, so you do not have to plan as you go. Although this is not necessarily a morning routine, getting into the habit of doing things can exponentially reduce your anxiety and allow you to lead a less rushed life. Pay attention to how you react to a stressful event or individual. Self-awareness is key when it comes to handling your anxiety. Often times, our body reacts harshly to stressful situations or even individuals. Although you can never completely avoid stressful situations in your daily life, it is helpful to recognize whenever those events occur, and do your best to prepare on how to cope with them. You might not necessarily be able to control your reaction to an event, but being aware of a...
Apr 18 10:38pm Thought Catalog
She blocked you because realized your love wasn't true. That your heart wasn't in it for the right reasons. And she couldn't stand to see you, to hear you and to talk to you. She blocked you because she finally realized that you were toxic. That you were never what she needed or wanted.
Apr 18 10:36pm Thought Catalog
You become a light for others because you know what it’s like to be in that deep.
Apr 18 10:21pm Thought Catalog
There's been a lot of Coachella talk this week, but here's one of the wildest things I've heard so far: one guy was caught with over 100 stolen phones.
Apr 18 9:24pm Thought Catalog
Somewhere along the way, someone convinced you that love is conditional, and that the things you love will destroy you. Somewhere along the way, someone convinced you that your softness is a weakness.
Apr 18 8:26pm Thought Catalog
Your heart is not made of glass. It doesn't break just because it hurts. It's not beyond repair just because it feels a little bruised.
Apr 18 7:44pm Thought Catalog
Faking it gives very unreal expectations to your partner.
Apr 18 7:10pm Thought Catalog
I remember when I was 24 — I was working at my big girl job, and I recall telling my co-worker that I had hopes of working in the entertainment industry. I foolishly shared my aspirations with her, and do you want to know what she said? She said, “Aren’t you too old to switch careers?”...
Apr 18 6:15pm Thought Catalog
I thought I’d have more figured out. I think we all did.
Apr 18 4:21pm Thought Catalog
Jealousy is natural, and it will happen between you and your best friend.
Apr 18 3:32pm Thought Catalog
Let’s remember that we are powerful, we are capable, and we alone are in control.
Apr 18 3:12pm Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
The dorsal anterior cingulate cortex may have to work harder to modify negative emotional responses in people with poor sleep who have depression or anxiety, new research suggests.
Apr 18 2:15pm Thought Catalog
Having a decent list of failures to your name.
Apr 18 1:42pm Thought Catalog
There is a misconception that people who attempt suicide are “just seeking attention” which is definitely false. If someone is suicidal, they are in need of help not judgment.
Apr 18 1:20pm PsyBlog
Let's face it, many people seem to have no clue how to pick their own profile picture. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
Apr 18 12:00pm Thought Catalog
I’m going to be a Dad. Your Dad.
Apr 18 11:15am Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
A new study suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications.
Apr 18 11:00am Thought Catalog
If you don't let someone know that you're interested, they're going to find someone else who is.
Apr 18 10:00am Thought Catalog
Instead of worrying though, I’ve created my own version of “making it”.
Apr 18 9:00am Thought Catalog
She could've been the one for you. Maybe she still is. Maybe she's the girl that would've changed you. Maybe she's the girl that would've let you love her, and maybe she's the girl that would have never ever hurt you. But you were too damn proud for that kind of life. You were too damn hungry for more. You were too damn selfish that you couldn't even see what was right in front of you.
Apr 18 8:45am Psych Central News
New research suggests that brain training may not protect older people from memory loss or help them think better. Florida State researcher Dr. Neil Charness, professor of psychology and a […]...
Apr 18 8:00am Thought Catalog
When was the last time you spent time with your best friend?...
Apr 18 8:00am Psych Central News
New research finds that military veterans who went through trauma and related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also more likely to experience “post-traumatic growth.” Investigators discovered recovering veterans often experience […]...
Apr 18 7:15am Psych Central News
A new study finds that stress, be it the result of losing a job or dealing with an illness, can lead people to adopt more extreme political views. University of […]...
Apr 18 6:30am Psych Central News
More Americans than ever are suffering from serious psychological distress, but many are going without proper treatment, according to new findings published online in the journal Psychiatric Services. This may […]...
Apr 18 12:55am Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement
You're reading 7 Ways Journaling Can Save Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Whether you’re keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it’s the same thing. What’s important is you’re having a relationship with your mind.” ~Natalie Goldberg My passion for journaling began at the age of ten when my mother handed me a Kahlil Gibran journal to help me cope with my grandmother’s suicide in my childhood home. I poured my fears, tears, and worries onto its pages. I’ve inspired all three of my children to journal, and now, more than five decades later, I continue to journal. I believe that this practice has saved my life on many occasions, including a turbulent adolescence, bedrest with three children, the loss of loved ones, and two bouts of cancer. The journal or notebook is a powerful tool if you’re a writer, and it is also a tool for wellness. It’s a place to intimately express feelings and emotions, record memories, explore secrets, and transcribe musings. Journaling can help you tap into the depths of your soul. The journal makes no judgments; it is free of editors, critics, and teachers. It is the music and voice of your true emotions. And, journaling regularly can help you with problem-solving and stress reduction. There is no right or wrong way to journal. The goal is to just get your words down on the page. When you’re beginning to journal, it’s a good idea to write at the same time each day. By doing so, this form of creative expression becomes a habit, as well as an integral part of your daily habits. It’s also wise to date entries so that when you look back on them, you’ll know how you were feeling at a particular time and place. Here are seven ways keeping a journal can save your life: It provides a container for emotional release. The journal is a place to vent your feelings in a nonthreatening way. Its pages are free of judgment and recrimination, which is particularly valuable when going through difficult times. It is a safe and private container for you to gather your feelings and then begin to process them, rather than keeping them bottled up inside. Whether you’re affected by change, loss, or pain, finding the time to journal is vital for your emotional health. It helps you...
Apr 17 10:00pm Thought Catalog
Just because you have what looks to be a good life on the outside doesn’t mean you have a good life on the inside. It doesn’t mean you’re not fighting constant battles and trying to convince yourself you’re fine.
Apr 17 9:00pm Thought Catalog
Hell hath no fury like a Scorpio mother slightly aggravated.
Apr 17 8:00pm Thought Catalog
Although time will never erase your trauma, the holes in your heart, and the ashes in your lungs, it will eventually provide you with relief. That void will never be gone. That wound will never be gone. But one day you'll be able to live with that hurt. You'll be able to move on with that pain still inside of you.
Apr 17 7:50pm Thought Catalog
Cleveland authorities have issued a manhunt for Steve Stephens, who posted a video of himself killing an elderly man to Facebook Live this past Sunday.
Apr 17 7:44pm Thought Catalog
Jealousy turns people into assholes, and our current social climate feeds off the inherent need to not only be part of the tribe and to belong, but also to dominate and control it.
Apr 17 6:00pm Thought Catalog
I feel that we think it’s so easy to make these seemingly innocent, easy and random hookups a main stay because they combine our two favorite things as millennials: minimal steps and immediate satisfaction.
Apr 17 5:00pm Thought Catalog
So don't chase after them when they call you back. Don't fill their loneliness up. Don't fill your sadness up with their black heart. Don't you dare settle for their half-hearted love that will only break you again and again.
Apr 17 4:38pm Thought Catalog
Remember those girls you and everybody ignored in high school? Of course you don’t. I didn’t remember them either until one of mine moved to New York City and became an incredibly high-end stripper.
Apr 17 4:01pm Thought Catalog
With a deep, shaking breath, I shoved both tests back into the box and then stuffed the entire thing into the depths of my bag, as if the deeper it went, the less likely I was to have to deal with the problem.
Apr 17 4:00pm Thought Catalog
Cancer: You're so stunned, you just start crying.
Apr 17 3:45pm The Span of My Hips
[CN: Discussion of violence against women, racism] There are a few courses I took in undergrad and grad school that have especially stuck with me through the years. One that I think about often was an upper-level Women’s Studies course called Monstrous Women which looked at the ways we frame women who transgress the bounds that society places… Continue reading “He’s crazy”–Mental Illness, Power, and Transgressions →...
Apr 17 2:52pm Bipolar Burble Blog | Natasha Tracy
I’ve talked about mood tracking before but, really, mood tracking starts with mood self-monitoring. In other words, there is nothing to track if you don’t know what’s going on in the first place. If you can’t say that you’re anxious, for example, then how are you going to track how anxious you are? But mood self-monitoring sucks because it’s a 24-hour-a day, seven-days-a-week kind-of-a-thing. With bipolar disorder, you never get a break from mood self-monitoring.
Apr 17 2:20pm PsyBlog
The common signs of anxiety disorders are both psychological and physical. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
Apr 17 2:00pm Thought Catalog
Society has raised us to question those who are even the slightest bit different from us...
Apr 17 1:20pm PsyBlog
Some types of mind wandering may be highly beneficial to our brains, and our futures. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
Apr 17 1:01pm Thought Catalog
He makes me laugh because he is as neurotic as I am and also can’t handle his alcohol. He’s in love with my roommate.
Apr 17 12:00pm Thought Catalog
Think about it this way: if you're the “funny single girl” whose punch line is always about how you’re in a relationship with wine, you're receiving affirmation for it, and it's going to make you much less inclined to actually try to find the right relationship.
Apr 17 11:00am Thought Catalog
I'm sorry you're disappointed. I'm sorry you feel poorly. But you need to respect her silence. Back off.
Apr 17 10:30am Thought Catalog
Loving yourself has nothing to do with vanity.
Apr 17 10:00am Thought Catalog
Reading is like eating, sex and meditation. The whole point is that it’s pleasurable and meaningful. It’s like listening to music. You’re not supposed to rush through it.
Apr 17 9:01am Thought Catalog
Failure is the best teacher because you have to experience rejection in order to improve and grow.
Apr 17 8:45am Psych Central News
New research discovers that your favorite music, be it Willie Nelson, Bach, the Beatles or Bruno Mars, triggers a similar type of activity in your brain as other people’s favorites […]...