psychology

Addiction in the Age of Eating Disorders and Sexual Fluidity

Eating disorders are one of today’s most fatal illnesses prevalent among young girls and women. Social media such as Facebook and Instagram both create and promote the obsession over being thin, and significantly contribute to low self-esteem and body dysmorphia. Young girls have admitted to finding social media groups promoted on Instagram that teach girls …

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Why Cry When You Can Laugh? Humor, Depression, and Stress

Studies on humor tell us that laughing reduces our cortisol levels. In fact, there was a study done in 2014 at the Robert Bosch Hospital with cardiac patients showing that humor significantly reduced levels of negative emotions such as aggression and tension. In 2017, there was a three part-study published in the Psychological and Social …

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“What are your inner voices saying to you? Pieces of a Memoir

I grew up blaming my parents for everything – breathing, sneezing, talking, walking up, going to sleep. Snoring, chewing, driving, and sitting. Why couldn’t they just accept me for me, and be like all the other moms and dads?  How come my mom didn’t go to the PTA meetings like Mary Ellen’s mom who was …

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Staying on Top of Your Mental Health During a PANDEMIC!

Keeping on top of your mental health remains one of the most pressing issues for all of us. During this time of great loss and confusion—as COVID-19 continues to take a toll on the country—carving out time to ensure stability is a necessary step to body and mind positivity and general well-being. It is also …

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Holding The Mind In Mind: Mentalization and Relationship Health

Mentalization is a term that has been used in psychology since the late 1960’s. Mentalization is the ability to observe and communicate the mental state of oneself while imagining the mental state of others. The capacity to mentalize allows us to form and maintain healthy bonds to others. Through mentalizing we align our emotional state …

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