Archive for month: October, 2019

Here’s a question to consider: What if there’s nothing wrong with you?

While asking this question won’t change your life, it can help pause your inner critic and create space for possibility, says therapist Susan Henkels. Susan Henkels has worked as a psychotherapist for more than 45 years. That means she’s spent decades [...]

Do you ever feel like you’re not enough?

If your self-worth seems to rise and fall according to what other people think, you’re not alone. But you can challenge this mindset and find a new way of valuing yourself, says psychologist Meag-gan O’Reilly. “How often do you get [...]

What can you do when you’re flattened by depression? Plan for it

By adopting a take-charge approach towards living with depression, you can start to feel more in control and less powerless, says health activist Jessica Gimeno. She shares three helpful strategies. “Depression takes practice,” says Chicago-based health activist and writer Jessica Gimeno in a [...]

3 mental blocks that keep you from achieving your goals

The bad news: We all face powerful mental blocks that stop us when we’re trying to achieve our goals. The good news: We can outwit them. Here’s how, according to cognitive psychologist Amanda Crowell. Think about the last time you [...]

How to help kids fall in love with the outdoors

You don’t need to go to a national park to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough. Technology also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool [...]

How to talk to kids about sex

Today, it’s not enough to have one birds-and-the-bees talk; it needs to be an open, ongoing conversation. Author and activist Christa Desir explains why and how. The first few times I talked to high school students about sexual assault, when [...]

What to do when a relationship’s over — but your feelings aren’t

While clean breaks can and do happen, sometimes we’re left with unresolved feelings. Psychologist Antonio Pascual-Leone shares the 3 steps we should take to work through them. Whether it’s with a partner, family member, friend, boss or colleague, ending a [...]