Archive for month: February, 2022

6 relationship resolutions to make this year

Most of us intuitively know that having close, supportive relationships is important to our general happiness and well-being. Decades of scientific research confirm that human connection not only affects our mental health but is also a key determinant to how [...]

Why are some people irritable all the time? And what can you do?

As a psychologist who’s been in private practice for 25 years, I’ve seen that there are as many kinds of relationship problems as there are humans on this planet. But one issue that keeps coming up is about irritability — [...]

There are 5 kinds of clutter — which one is filling your life?

Overwhelm. That word doesn’t feel very pleasant hanging there, does it? It brings up feelings of failure and isolation. I’m a professional organizer, and it’s the word that I hear the most from new clients. I have a friend and client [...]

How to raise emotionally intelligent kids

I’d like you to take a moment and imagine you’re four years old. You’re building a tower, and you’re really proud of it. But then the next minute another child comes running along and kicks over your tower. You are [...]

Humans are made to be touched — so what happens when we aren’t?

Our bodies are designed to respond to touch, and not just to sense the environment around us. We actually have a network of dedicated nerve fibers in our skin that detect and emotionally respond to the touch of another person [...]

How to cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth

I have struggled with feelings of unworthiness for as long as I can remember. From the outside, my life looked pretty perfect when I was growing up. My parents had a happy marriage, they were supportive and they earned enough [...]

How to make your small wins work for you

The internet has inflated people’s expectations about what success looks like — any achievement that doesn’t go viral can seem skimpy. By changing our perspective and appreciating human-size, human-scale achievements, we can move towards our goals, says educator Mehrnaz Bassiri. [...]