8 Suggestions for Strengthening Self-Esteem When You Have Depression

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.    Associate Editor


Depression and low self-esteem often go hand-in-hand. Low self-esteem leaves individuals vulnerable to...

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5 Ways Mindfulness Can Make You a Better Athlete

Sonima's psychologist explains how your inherent spiritual superpowers can help you achieve athletic greatnes

By John Rettger

Dear John,

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4 Ways Nature Can Help You Build Mental Strength

By Amy Morin

The great outdoors offers many opportunities to build mental muscle.

Not all muscle is built in the gym—especially when...

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How to Help Children Calm Down

Techniques for helping kids regulate their emotions and avoid explosive behavior

By Caroline Miller

Many children have difficulty regulating their emotions. Tantrums, outbursts, whining, defiance,...

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How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

BY GRETCHEN REYNOLDS     Illustration by Anna Parini

Editors’ note: Be mindful that this article is from early 2016,...

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How to Worry Less: Anxiety Relief 101


By Andrew Shatté

So many of us are bogged down in stress and worry. In...

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Self-Soothing: Calming the Amygdala and Reducing the Effects of Trauma

By Karyn Hall, PHD

One of the skills a young child must learn is to comfort...

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The Problem of Comparing Yourself to Others

By Karyn Hall PhD

Amy’s just got a promotion, Jill is going to Europe for a month, and Larry just lost 20 pounds...

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Understanding the Levels of Validation

By Karyn Hall, Ph.D

Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., from the treatment creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, identified six levels of validation and noted that she believes it is impossible to...

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3 DBT Skills Everyone Can Benefit From

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.    Associate Editor

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a highly effective type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), originally created to treat borderline personality disorder. Today, it’s...

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