Archive for month: August, 2019

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 [...]

Need to stop procrastinating? Try this.

Procrastination isn’t shameful or a character flaw. Instead it’s rooted in a very human need: the need to feel competent and worthy, says educator Nic Voge. “It’s 11 o’clock. You’re in your dorm room, and you have a paper due in [...]

Why we sabotage romantic relationships— and what we can do about it

By examining our actions and attitude, we can start to break the cycle, says psychology researcher Raquel Peel. Before she met the love of her life, psychology researcher Raquel Peel says that she was a “romantic self-saboteur.” Her early experiences had [...]

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 [...]

How to raise a child who cares

Ever worry that your kid is a jerk? Or wish they’d send a thank-you note without your forcing them to do it? Empathy can be developed and encouraged in young people. Psychiatrist Daniel Siegel and social worker Tina Payne Bryson [...]

5 steps to help you figure out your passion

Need a new reason to get up in the morning? Enrich your life by finding and developing your next passion, with tips from psychology researcher Angela Duckworth. Ever watch The Great British Bake-off? It’s an addictive reality TV show about the [...]

4 TED-Ed Lessons about mental health

Depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, narcissism — these medical conditions impact millions of people around the world, yet are often misunderstood. How much do you know about the symptoms and treatments? Want to learn more about how to support a friend [...]