Archive for month: June, 2022

3 strategies to help you cope with tragedy and sorrow

Tough times are inevitable. Wellbeing and resilience expert Lucy Hone shares the three straightforward tactics that she used to get through her darkest days. I’d like to start by asking you some questions. Have you ever lost someone you loved? [...]

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 — [...]

2 words that can help check your assumptions about people

Asking “so what?” can bring out your hidden beliefs and ideas, says career strategist Gail Tolstoi-Miller. Six seconds. That’s how long the typical recruiter is said to spend reviewing a resume. In order to whiz through a dashboard full of [...]

The science behind panic attacks — and what you can do to manage them

Have you ever woken up in the morning — or even in the middle of the night — only to find that your body is already in full-blown, heart-racing fight-or-flight mode? Panic attacks are surprisingly common; at least one-third of [...]

We all know people who just can’t apologize — here’s why

Since I started writing the “Dear Guy” column, I’ve received many letters from readers asking why some people in their lives just seem unable to apologize — even when they’re clearly in the wrong. Are they just stubborn? Or is there [...]

7 ways to avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader

The problem of misinformation isn’t going away. Internet platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken some steps to curb its spread and say they are working on doing more. But no method yet introduced has been completely successful at removing all misleading [...]

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 [...]