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PsychAlive offers free psychological resources and information from experts in the field of psychology.

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"Our earliest attachments significantly contribute to the puzzle of how we relate to others in our lives.""What gives a person’s life meaning is as unique to that person as their fingerprint.""Self-esteem isn’t about telling kids that everything they do is terrific."
"There’s incredible value in learning to communicate what you want.""We must strive to live our own lives rather than the lives prescribed by our parents, our families or our society." to Overcome the Fear of Failure"When we stop judging our experiences, we are able to become less defensive and less reactive..."
"Saying what you want is actually a powerful tool to end a fight." Your Own Life"When you don’t know what you want, you’re like a ship without a rudder."
"“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." ~Dalai Lama"Ample research has shown that meditation helps manage anxiety, depression and pain.""We push ourselves to excel... But few people end up living a life they enjoy by striving full-tilt all the time." You a Narcissist? #InfoGraphic"So much of how we treat our adolescents and #teenagers has more to do with us than with them. " Praising Your Children Could Actually Be Harming Them
What happens when we stop judging our experience?
How does mindfulness practice impact mental health? Do Break Ups Hurt Some People More than Others?
What Beyoncé Got Right About Forgiveness According to Science #LEMONADE"This critical inner voice is there to undermine and sabotage us in every area of our lives.""Our fears of failure can limit us and keep us from living the life we want to." person is perfect, of course, but here are eight key qualities to look for in a partner:
What if we could identify the filter that shapes our perception of the world & change it to have a better life? self worth comes from within & can easily be harnessed. Here are 29 ways to increase your #selfworth:"Research has found that people who practice unconditional forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer lives."
Bullying and Mental Health you @Miss_LosAngeles So happy to hear you that found what you were looking for on PsychAlive."When we express our feelings and let them go, we can regain a kind, compassionate attitude toward our partner.""The present moment is the only moment in which our life occurs and we neglect it at a great cost." The Secret to a Healthy Relationship
"Relationships shake us up. They challenge core feelings we have about ourselves & evict us from our comfort zones.""Never let anyone force you to break your core values." Way Out of Loneliness
"It'll take conscious effort on your part to move in a direction of healing, inner peace, & well-being." ~Kabat-Zinn"Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You don’t have to live forever. You just have to live." Ways to Respond When Your Teen "Wants Space" Do Break Ups Hurt Some People More than Others? - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAliveHow can we learn to work with our stress and stop our anxiety? Here are some key steps we can take:
"For our real self to win out over our anti-self, we have to understand how our inner voices operate.""The attachment style we had as a child makes a difference in how we feel in our adult relationships." Psychology Behind Strained Father Son Relationships
"If you want to change your life for the better, you must adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward your inner critic.""There is no greater challenge and no greater reward than to live your own life"
Why We Won’t Let Ourselves Be Happy"When it comes to our own happiness, many of us take two steps forward, one step back." you're too focused on what's making you unhappy, you'll miss out on things that make you smile. #mindfulness
Retweeted by PsychAlive"When we give to others, we don’t only make them feel closer to us; we also feel closer to them."
How to Tame Your Inner Critic"We tend to think of pursuing the things that light us up as selfish or irresponsible. " meets storytelling. This course w/ @DrDanSiegel sounds fantastic for counselors & educators. #traumainformed
Retweeted by PsychAlive"Making sense [of our pasts] is essential to our well- being and happiness."
We are so excited to announce our upcoming eCourse with @DrDanSiegel on Making Sense of Your Story: @pblack123 Excellent resource. Thanks for sharing.An Introduction to Mindfulness #mindfulness"We see ourselves in our kids, and they stir up a lot of old pain that we’ve long shelved in our memory." #parenting"The process of becoming your true self lasts throughout a lifetime.""We often make the mistake of thinking that we are selfish if we spend time contemplating what we want"
Making Sense of Your Past by @DrDanSiegel unconsciously pattern match to earliest attachments,and if they were insecure, we need strategies . See here
Retweeted by PsychAlive @Behavioralprog It may seem counter-intuitive, but yes!"Narcissists often have fluctuating self-esteem.""Our relationships stir up old feelings from our past more than anything else"
How Attachment Style Affects Break Ups"One proven tool that is effective in helping people to choose their thoughts and stop overthinking is mindfulness." are the five most common reasons we won’t let ourselves have what we most want in life: Worst Enemy is Within by Robert Firestone, Ph.D.
“Nobody Likes Me:” Understanding Loneliness and Self-shame"In many ways, choosing to be happy in the present can represent a break from our past...""By strengthening the mind, you can lower anxiety." ~@DrDanSiegel
"There are a lot of cynical attitudes about love that pervade our culture." you addicted to shopping online?
"Disorganized attachment forms when children are terrified by the very person they turn to for safety.""Insecurity, as most of us know firsthand, can be toxic to our closest relationships. " Ways Your Childhood Affects How You Parent
@pnetworker Thank you for the retweet."#Mindfulness is a practice that teaches us how to let go of thoughts that are destructive or undesirable.""The first step to understanding depression is accepting it as a health issue on par with any physical affliction." @stoopsancho Thank you!How to Stop Anxiety #anxiety"Vulnerability is not about fear and grief and disappointment. It is the birthplace of everything we’re hungry for."
"When we don’t have a healthy way of handling emotions ourselves, we have trouble teaching kids to handle theirs" Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationship - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAlive“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” – James Oppenheim’s Up with Boredom?"Mindfulness allows us to become more aware of our thoughts, without getting caught up in distress.""No time is wasted that taught us something about ourselves or that helped nourish our capacity to love."
How to Get Over Relationship Insecurity Your Attachment Style Can Impact Your Life. @PsychAlive #coaching #mind
Retweeted by PsychAliveEach stranger you encounter is carrying struggles, griefs, losses & triumphs. When you see them say: Just like me.
Retweeted by PsychAlive"Because loneliness has a lot to do w/ how we think about our circumstances, we have a lot of power in changing it.""Jealousy often comes from insecurity in ourselves – a feeling like we are doomed to be deceived, hurt or rejected."
Living Free From Regret to Deal with Jealousy ups aren’t easy for anyone, but have you ever noticed that some people cope with them better than others? Your Attachment Style Impacts Your Relationship - via @PsychAlive
Retweeted by PsychAlive"Spend time understanding who you are, after all the only person you're ever going to truly live with is yourself" ~Nikki Rowe #mindfulness
Retweeted by PsychAlive"We can overcome loneliness by seeing, knowing and believing that we are worthwhile, and we are not alone."
29 Ways to Increase Your Feeling of Self Worth"Too few of us know how to honor our deep needs and cravings to slow down, rebalance and ask for the help we need."