Is Your Spouse This Selfish?

Is Your Spouse This Selfish?

Suppose it’s your lucky day, and you win $240. But it’s not just your money, because you are meant to share the prize with your spouse. Fortunately, they do not know about the money, nor that you won in the first place, and you can share it in whichever way you...
Why Some Parents Deal Better With Corona

Why Some Parents Deal Better With Corona

Becoming a parent divides your life into a before and after: The period where you were responsible for just your own health and happiness, and afterwards, where life ceases to be about you, and somebody else is seated in the center of your universe. Being a parent can...
The Secret To Overcoming Life’s Challenges

The Secret To Overcoming Life’s Challenges

  Think of a profoundly difficult issue you are facing. Something that has to do with your inner life, about how you think and feel, or something you want to avoid. It could be the sadness of a loss; anger from a betrayal; anxiety from a challenging situation; or...
What If You Have “Bad” Values?

What If You Have “Bad” Values?

A key element in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT) is helping people get in touch with their core values. After all, if a person knows what matters most to them, they are more likely to take life-enhancing actions. For instance, it’s easier to kick a bad...
Why The Mental Health System Is Failing Us

Why The Mental Health System Is Failing Us

In the 13th century, medics commonly treated mental illness by drilling a hole into a person’s head, thus releasing demons and evil spirits, in the hopes of “curing” the person.   Up until the 19th century, medics also believed that if bodily fluids got out of...
Take a Knee and Feel the Pain of Others

Take a Knee and Feel the Pain of Others

Racism runs deep in the fabric of our cognitive networks, driven by fear, objectification, failures of perspective taking, and self-avoidance. Almost all of us will recoil at the video of George Floyd dying before our eyes. But racism is vastly deeper and darker than...