Self-Improvement

Celebrity Narcissism Might Be Unavoidable

Recently, Kanye West has proclaimed that he is "God's vessel," too busy making history to notice, and the voice of his generation. He also laments that his greatest frustration is not being able to watch himself per…

Is Narcissism on the Rise?

Is today's culture and parenting to blame for increased Narcissism? St udies on Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) indicate that Americans in their 20's are significantly more likely to have NPD than those over 60. C…

What the Research Says About the Best TV Shows for Your Child

In an ideal world, children would spend every moment of their day engaged in educational and enriching activities, and parents would have no need for iPads or Netflix. However, in reality, screens are a part of most parents' …

3 Ways to Identify Chemistry and Compatibility Differences

Chemistry attracts, but compatibility keeps us together. Many people seek therapy burdened by disappointment and disillusionment from failed relationships. They might express: "I'm still reeling from the shock. Everythin…

Boredom and Our Perception of Time

A new study explores a possible connection between boredom and our sense of time. Ev en though we all experience boredom, the scientific study of boredom is relatively new. In fact, the first journal dedicated to this topic (the …

What's the Connection Between Attachments and Authenticity?

Authenticity isn’t discovered in isolation but through relationships. Wh y do so many people struggle with authenticity, and how does this connect to complicated family dynamics or a less-than-ideal childhood? Many people feel di…

6 Reasons You Dislike Being Told What to Do

Understanding why we react negatively to others' demands can help us respond more effectively. Thi nk about how you feel when someone tells you to do something whether it's a boss, a partner, a parent, or anyone else. Cha…

Self-Acceptance: The Key to Happiness and Success

Have you ever wondered what's holding you back? Many of us struggle with accepting ourselves, whether we fear negative judgment from others or focus on our own mistakes and shortcomings. For some, being hard on themselves is …

The Art of Asking Questions

Often, people around us don't share what could benefit us, including their valuable insights and unique perspectives and we don't ask. When we remain unaware of what others truly think, feel, and know, we make poorer deci…

Finding Comfort in Nature While Grieving

The Healing Power of Nature Spending time in nature can be particularly soothing during times of grief. If you already enjoy activities that bring you close to nature like walks in the park or tending to houseplants it's bene…

6 Effective Strategies for Couples to Avoid Unnecessary Arguments

Are you constantly finding yourselves in unnecessary conflicts? It’s time to rethink your approach. A  recent study published in Private Connections revealed that during relationship disputes, taking a moment to reflect internall…

The Importance of Life Satisfaction Feeling Over Happiness

Why joy might not be the best indicator of your overall well-being.  The pursuit of happiness has become a widespread goal. Despite knowing that happiness can be elusive, our tendency to prioritize it remains strong. However, the…

What Self-Control Truly Means, and Why It Is Vital

Perhaps it's truly about placing oneself in conducive environments. Every year, nearly half of all Americans begin the year with a resolution to alter something about their lives. People set goals in an attempt to improve and…

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