In: books

The Heart of Evil
September 11, 2012

We have had the experience of feeling that we were in the presence of evil. A sense of foreboding, a shiver…

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Making Good Relationships: 4 Behaviors Predictive of Divorce
August 15, 2012

In a previous post we talked about our view that what is most important in successful long term relationships is not…

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Stress Eating
August 14, 2012

Weight gain may be not only a psychological (“I hate how I look, it makes me depressed”) but also a biological…

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July 31, 2012

Getting things done can be a real struggle when you are experiencing low mood. When we are depressed, we lack the…

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Breaking Up: How to Cope
July 21, 2012

Breaking up is hard. (At least for most people – we do know a couple of people – mostly guys –…

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July 19, 2012

Heroism can be bad for your health. We know, we’ve been there. It starts with a positive feeling about someone or…

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Crisis Prevention
July 16, 2012

If you are feeling OK but planning on making some changes that might affect your mood, now is the time to…

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Kay Jamison
July 15, 2012

If you do much thinking about moods and how they affect us, you eventually run into Kay Jamison. She has dedicated…

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Mood and Food
July 11, 2012

Many people have an intuitive sense that a good diet is a foundation stone of good mental health. We don’t disagree,…

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Anxiety or Excitement?
July 11, 2012

Many folks not only have to figure out how to live creatively with moods, but also have to wrestle with anxiety….

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Anger: Its Different Types and How to Manage it
July 7, 2012

Righteous anger is a powerful force for change in the world. But some folks seem to live in anger all the…

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The Antidepressant without Side Effects
July 5, 2012

Medications for depression can be life saving, but for many people they have disturbing side effects. But there is one antidepressant…

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Riding the Waves
July 4, 2012

MoodSurfing is about the idea that the ups and downs of mood are normal (we aren’t trying to achieve some elusive…

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Negotiation: How to Deal With Conflict
July 4, 2012

Some of the best ways of dealing with conflicts in relationships, whether business or personal, are contained in the books about…

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Endless Worry: Books to Help Manage It
June 25, 2012

Sometimes life circumstances, or our own mood, conspire to lead us into a state of endless worry. We never seem to…

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Acceptance: Helpful Readings
June 22, 2012

Aacceptance. We have been influenced by many people in setting up this website. One of those great thinkers is a man…

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Getting Where You Want to Go: Remembering Priorities and Problem-Solving
June 21, 2012

Successful time management is in large measure all about starting with the big things. This is how you go about almost…

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Changing Bad Habits: Helpful Resources
June 19, 2012

If you talk to anyone who has worked to help people with serious bad habits (smoking, sex addiction, gambling, drug use)…

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The Importance of Good Relationships
June 17, 2012

Good relationships are one of the foundations of creative living. In another post, we talked about one of the most effective…

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Sleep: Helpful books for Insomnia
June 15, 2012

It’s one of great ironies of working with people with trouble sleeping that often the path to better sleep heads first…

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