Why relaxing is so much work.
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Mary McNaughton-Cassill Ph.D.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, can we trust our eyes at all?
Ever wonder why it is OK to call in “sick” but not “sad” to work? Artificial distinctions between physical and mental illness are making us all ill.
Already nostalgic for the slower pace of the pandemic? Maybe it’s time to stop trying to keep up with the Techno-Joneses.
Is the pandemic straining your relationships with your adult siblings? You are not alone, but there are things you can do to cope.
Survival is difficult. Staying optimistic may be even harder.
The entire state of Texas just went through a week of freezing temperatures. The issue is not whether the weather is getting weirder, but how we can choose to cope.
Despite the rosy cards and commercials, far too many people find Valentine’s Day leaves them feeling disappointed or lonely. Maybe it’s time to repurpose this ancient holiday.
Reality, wishful thinking, and madness. The lines are fine since they are all a product of our own minds.
Do your New Year’s resolutions fizzle before the fireworks end? Maybe it’s time to change your approach to behavior change.
Wishes and willpower are rarely enough to make a New Year’s resolution come true. Maybe it’s time to try something new.
Holiday traditions have to start somewhere. Maybe 2020 is the year to create your own.
What if we approached education the same way we do sports? Here's the case for working together to enhance everyone’s performance.
Red light, green light is a child’s game. But what can traffic lights tell us about navigating our political differences?
Voting is just the first step. What we do after the election is what matters.
Finding the safe space on your 2020 disaster bingo card: the value of proactive coping.
The dangers of not understanding scientific communication in the age of COVID-19.
Are college students really failing, or is the system failing them?
What do sudoku, word searches, and conspiracy theories have in common? They are all products of the human brain's quest for plots and patterns.
Who is going to save us in 2020? Look in the mirror.
This won’t be a normal school year. But growth can stem from crisis and change.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the way it is framed matters. The same is true of the decisions we make.
We teach everyone how to do CPR. Maybe we should do the same thing with Psychological First Aid.
Why face masks have become so divisive.
Sticks and stones can break our bones, but names deserve some blame as well.
People everywhere are risking their lives to protest social inequity during a pandemic. But lasting change won't happen until we ensure that all public schools are created equally.
Why do we keep treating mental illness as a footnote rather than the main story?
Cars have always loomed large in American culture, but they have taken on an essential role during the coronavirus pandemic.
What is the coronavirus pandemic teaching us about education?
There is no perfect way to survive the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we should quit trying.
COVID-19 triggers both inflammation and anger, but allowing either to grow unchecked can cause lasting damage.
Mary McNaughton-Cassill, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and an award-winning teacher at the University of Texas at San Antonio.