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How to Not Feel Let Down This Valentine’s Day Dr. Lisa Firestone’s Thoughts on Valentine’s Day #ValentinesDay"When you communicate with your partner, be attuned to all the ways you’re expressing yourself, even non-verbally.""Being able to feel our feelings actually makes us stronger and more resilient." to Get Out of an Unhealthy Relationship:
"We have to accept that to see the world the way it is, we have to let go of the way it once was.""I would argue that it is narcissism’s evil step-sister that is causing the most trouble in people’s lives." Firestone @PsychAlive joined @DrMattShow on how to Say What You Want in Your Relationship. Listen:
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How to say what you want in your #Relationship vía @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAlive"A whopping 44 percent of Americans feel more stressed than they did five years ago.""When it comes to our personal development, knowledge is power.""A serious side effect of addictions is that they do not only cut off pain and anxiety, they cut off all feeling.""When we are triggered emotionally, it can all feel sort of choiceless; like we have lost control of ourselves."
"Our early attachment patterns can skew our reality and distort the ways we see others." we need mindfulness at work (video) #mindfulness #mindfulwork
Retweeted by PsychAliveRT @PsychAlive: Here are four essential psychological practices we can implement to alleviate stress: #stress
Retweeted by PsychAlive"Any early adversity we experience heavily influences how we process the world around us." are four essential psychological practices we can implement to alleviate stress: #stress
RT @PsychAlive: "The first six years are a critical period in which we lay down many neural circuits of our brain."
Retweeted by PsychAliveShould You Feel or Flee Your Emotions?"We can make our destiny rather than live a destiny prescribed to us by our history.""We have to challenge the negative filter through which we see ourselves and the world around us.""So much of the filter through which we view ourselves and the world around us has to do with our early life."
Stop Hating Yourself Once and For All Excuses to Stop Making About Sex You Have an Honest Relationship?
How to Overcome Insecurity:"We aren’t seeing the people in our lives for who they really are but through a filter of our own expectations."
Thoughts & inner voices influence our mood. And not the other way around! via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAliveAre You in an Unhealthy Relationship? You Trust Your Own Perceptions?"The first six years are a critical period in which we lay down many neural circuits of our brain."
What’s Up with Boredom? #parentingchallenge #ImsoboredI liked a @YouTube video from @psychalive Dr. Lisa Firestone's Thoughts on Valentine's Day
Retweeted by PsychAlive5 Ways You’re Rejecting Love - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAlive"Most often our emotional language relationally stems from our earliest attachment styles.""You have to know exactly where you’re at in relation to your goals."
Stop Procrastinating"Challenging self-hatred is a key step to stopping self-limiting or sabotaging behaviors." who feel lonely view the world differently. There are structural & biochemical differences in a lonely brain. for parents dealing with #Boredom:
What will happen once I stop procrastinating? does the thought that “nobody likes me” come from? Difference Between Emotional Hunger and Real Love - via @PsychAlive
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"A recent study found that 1/10 people didn’t feel they had a close friend, while 1/5 never or rarely felt loved.""What if you could be happy now? With your life/ career/ relationship exactly as they are." #happy5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight article. In the book Behavioral Programming we tell you how to Begin and correct relationships.
Retweeted by PsychAliveUnderstanding Compulsive Shopping
Why Do We Enter into Unhealthy Relationships?"It is vital to identify the thoughts that get you into trouble and lure you into destructive behavior." #addictionsHere are signs that can indicate you are in an unhealthy #relationship & some tips on what to do about it:
Want to make your relationship last? You have to learn to forgive:"The critical inner voice undermines us & limits our capacity to pursue and accomplish the things we want in life."
"If we felt unseen as a child, we may have a hard time believing that someone could really love and value us.""We can learn what drives contemporary behavior by shining a spotlight on our past." four most toxic behaviors in couples? 1. Criticism 2. Defensiveness 3. Contempt 4. Stonewalling
"“Lonely individuals are more likely to construe their world as threatening." the gap between stimulus and response slightly, and that’s millions of better decisions you will make in your life. #mindfulness
Retweeted by PsychAliveDo you think people don't like you? Chances are THIS is your problem:"People unconsciously seek partners with attachment styles that negatively complement their own." #attachment
Webinar: Feb. 9 – Importance of Emotion in Therapy: A Conversation with Dr. Leslie Greenberg You Trust Your Own Perceptions? - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAliveThe Secret to Happiness and Well-Being"We often react with suspicion and distrust when someone loves us, because our fear of intimacy has been aroused." to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed #overwhelmed
"We are called a narcissistic generation. But most of us don’t walk around feeling like we are all that great" love alone might stand the test of time, but can it survive us? Fear
"We don’t need studies to tell us that a self-esteem deficit exists in our society. Just talk to any teenager." to Tell if You’re in the Wrong Relationship Do So Many People Respond Negatively to Being Loved? - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAlive“Nobody Likes Me:” Understanding Loneliness and Self-shame Vs. Reliving
How Narcissistic Parents Live Through Their Children: Scientific Approach to Changing Your Life"The problem with conditional happiness is that it keeps us on hold while we wait for the perfect life to show up. "
"The projections we make onto people can affect everything from our relationships to our parenting to our careers.""In dealing with relationship conflicts, we sometimes lose track of our goals."
@vladepap Yes! Fear of success is HUGELY important. I'll pass along your suggestion to write something on the topic.5 Things to Try Before You Give Up on Your Relationship"The attachments we form in childhood shape our ideas about people and relationships.""Growing up, we need to feel attached to someone else in order to feel secure within ourselves."
How to Overcome the Fear of Failure Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself - via @PsychAlive #faceyourfears #psychology #anxiety #believeinyourself
Retweeted by PsychAlive"As we get older, we tend to internalize the subtle and not-so-subtle attitudes and actions of our parents.""Fear is usually at the root of what holds us back."
So how can you create fulfilling happiness whatever your life circumstances? Why People Fear Intimacy"The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.""The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience."
Why Am I So Insecure? Rules to Live By When You Discipline Your Child"Addiction numbs a person from joy as well as pain."
Self-Sabotaging: Why We Get in Our Own Way to Overcome Insecurity: Hating Yourself Once and For All
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