Why relaxing is so much work.
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Exploring and understanding the secret life of feelings.
Julia Englund Strait Ph.D.
Neurodiversity is the rule, not the exception, in nature. Diagnostic categories can improve our understanding and acceptance if used and understood for what they really are.
Momming is hard, and this pandemic has made it exponentially harder. Therapy is becoming more acceptable, but why do we still take psychiatric medications in secret?
Anger is not very ladylike! And it's also OK to feel.
Stuck looping on that same negative thought or feeling? Trying to stop your thoughts or change your feelings doesn't work. Do this instead.
Think emotions are the bad guy? Think again. Here are 6 ways to make them your trusty sidekick instead.
Is COVID, work, parenting, or just life in general freaking you out? Here's an easy-to-remember strategy for getting through a panic or anxiety attack.
Jon Kabat Zinn has said, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." But what about when the waves become a tsunami?
When a friend is in pain, we just want to say something that will fix it. But what do you say when there are no words?
Ram Dass once said, "If you think you are enlightened, go and spend a week with your family." Here's some help for dealing with the tiniest members of yours.
Julia Englund Strait, Ph.D., is a teacher, researcher, and psychologist in private practice in Houston, TX.