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Pregnancy and Addiction: Overlooked and Undertreated

If one needs proof that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing, look into the eyes of a woman who knows her behavior is harming her baby but still can’t stop. With one in three individuals with opioid use disorder passing through the criminal justice system annually, court dockets across the country are overflowing with cases of illegal behavior fueled by addiction. Though such cases wrangle with the complexities of punishing individuals afflicted with what is increasingly seen as a dis...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Supreme Court, Cdc, Pregnancy, Disorders, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Pennsylvania, Addiction, Child Abuse, Recovery, Pregnant, Women's Issues, Barnett, Publishers


5 Ways to Resolve Your Trust Issues Before Your Next Relationship

Heartbreak hurts but you will love again. After a broken relationship and a painful heartbreak, many people ask themselves this question: “Where’s the wine?” Then, they follow up with a more important question: “How do I ever trust again?” Many who ask this question have experienced some amount of pain in a past relationship and now feel stuck in the present with trust issues. You want to move forward, you want to date again, and you want a heart open to the possibility of love. But you fear tha...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Love, Self-help, Trust Issues, Breakups, Publishers, Yourtango, Hindsight, Heartbreak, Relationship Trust Issues


Learn How to Resolve & Release Emotional Pain

How can empathetic people let loose the burden of other people’s emotions? When your body has disease, illness or painful conditions, suppressed (somatized) emotion can exacerbate symptoms and escalate deterioration or decline. In my last article, I shared a practice for identifying and acknowledging emotional energy to avoid suppressing it into the energy system of the physical body. Validating and embracing emotions that you may have been taught are unacceptable or inappropriate for you, an...
Tags: Psychology, Earth, Empathy, Self-help, Feelings, Emotions, Jeanette Winterson, Publishers, Spirituality & Health, Emotional Pain, Don, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Emotional Energy, Jill Bolte Taylor, Sabaa Tahir


8 Ways to Find Yourself Before Looking for Your Soulmate

Finally fall in love…for real. You might call them your soulmate. The love of your life. Your life partner. That special person. Many of us are seeking to find someone to love us, unconditionally. We crave our perfect complement — someone with whom we will share the memories of our lives with. So we go all out in the pursuit of this special somebody — our so-called true love. We start dating with loads of optimistic energy, but after looking for some time, we become frustrated and start doubti...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Love, Self-help, Publishers, Self Care, Yourtango, Self Love, Soulmates


5 Mental Shifts to Stop Caring What People Think of You

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu We carefully pick out what we wear to the gym to make sure we look good in the eyes of the other gym goers. We beat ourselves up after meetings running through everything we said (or didn’t say), worried that coworkers will think we aren’t smart or talented enough. We post only the best picture out of the twenty-seven selfies we took and add a flattering filter to get the most likes to prove to ourselves tha...
Tags: Psychology, Values, Personal, Self-help, Opinions, Feelings, Expectations, Judgments, Publishers, Tiny Buddha, Lao Tzu, Portland Maine, Lapsang Souchong, Byron Katie


5 Tips for Breaking the Cycle of Codependency in Your Relationships

Set healthy boundaries and realistic expectations. Are you noticing that most of your relationships are one-sided or emotionally destructive? Do you find yourself getting involved with the same types of unhealthy relationships over and over again? If you answered “yes” to both questions above, then you may have characteristics of a codependent relationship. What is codependency and how does it prevent you from forming healthy relationships? How Childhood Neglect Can Predict Codependency in Re...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Independence, Codependency, Publishers, Self Care, Yourtango, Healthy Relationships, Setting Boundaries, Realistic Expectations, Melody Beattie, Unhealthy Relationships, Codependent Relationships


Mental Health within Athletics: The Invisible Competition

Imagine a common scenario, two athletes on the bench. One struggling with depression, and one recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon. Which seems more severe? Glaring social stigma points to the athlete with the physical injury. But mental illnesses are just as detrimental to performance. After battling depression my freshman year, and rupturing my Achilles during my sophomore year, I can declare firsthand that both setbacks are equally valid. Committing to Towson Univers...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Society, Ncaa, Mental Illness, Stigma, Publishers, Athletes, Mental Health And Wellness, Drexel University, Towson, Towson University, Kean University, Mental Health America, Collegiate Athletes, Physical Injury


6 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Not Ready for a Relationship Yet

  Just because you want a relationship, doesn’t mean you’re ready for one. When everyone around you seems to be dating and are in a relationship, you may start asking yourself, “When’s my turn? When will I find love?” Society gives us messages every day of every month that we should be dating by a certain age, having sex by a certain age, married by a certain time, and having children at some point as well. And if you are still single and not hitting these socially-constructed milestones, then...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Love, Values, Self-help, Intimacy, Publishers, Lonely, Yourtango, Healthy Relationships, Gary Chapman, Sense Of Purpose, Unhealthy Relationships, 5 Love Languages, Relationship Boundaries


In Recovery? Ask Yourself These Questions Before Moving to a New City

Moving might be the right choice, but examine your motives. When we were drinking and using, we were irrational, impulsive, and at the whim of our heartbreakingly horrible decisions. We get into recovery to be more than that. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu Wherever you go, there you are. – Unknown We’ve all heard or tried the myth of the geographic cure: that we can change the unmanageability of our addictions simply by changing locations. The program su...
Tags: Psychology, New York, California, Los Angeles, Personal, Addiction, Recovery, Moving, Ucla, Publishers, Sobriety, Koreatown, New City, University of Hartford, Relocation, The Fix


Exercise: Don’t Forget to Make Amends to Your Body

In a world where nothing is in my control and living with a head that constantly tells me I’m not doing enough, exercising every day makes me feel like I’ve checked a box. Last year, my mom fell and broke her hip. During the surgery, she had a mild heart attack and a pulmonary embolism. Since that fall, she’s become wheelchair bound and has started showing the signs of early dementia. She’s now in assisted living, being bathed by caretakers. On the other hand, my father has a girlfriend, writes...
Tags: Psychology, Maryland, Fitness, La, Addiction, Exercise, Recovery, Skype, Publishers, Health-related, Amy, Doug, Exercise & Fitness, The Fix, Healthy Coping Mechanisms, Doug Bopst


How Journaling Can Teach You to Love Your Body

Journaling can transform not only my physical health, but also emotional and spiritual health. I didn’t always love my body. In fact, for years, I hardly thought about it at all. My body was a machine that I worked relentlessly and neglected constantly. It was simply a tool that my brain used to get where it needed to go. I paid no mind to aching muscles, searing headaches and other signs of stress and exhaustion. I ignored my body’s needs until a major health challenge forced me to stop and rec...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Personal, Mindfulness, Self-help, Body Image, Body, Self-esteem, Emotional Health, University Of Arizona, Journaling, Publishers, Health-related, Spirituality & Health, Physical Health, Exercise & Fitness


Why (and How) You Should Set Boundaries in Your Marriage

  Marriage is difficult. Boundaries make it easier. In any healthy relationship, it’s good to set boundaries in order to maintain your own happiness and make sure that your partner’s needs are protected, too. Marriage is no different, and setting boundaries — and keeping them — should be high on your list of priorities whether you’ve just walked down the aisle or you’ve been married for decades. Healthy boundaries are very important in any marriage. But what are boundaries, exactly, and what’s...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Relationships, Healthy Boundaries, Publishers, Boundaries, Marriage And Divorce, Yourtango, Unhealthy Boundaries


Tips to Prevent and Recover from a Trying Day

“Be proactive not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.” – Ken Poirot Do you ever have one of those mornings where the battle against annoying minutiae begins before you’re even truly awake? One of those days where you feel the illusion of control fully slipping away. You try to grasp and pull it back, but you really have no control over this day or its outcome, at all. We dread these types of days, don’t we? The control freak in me ge...
Tags: Psychology, Youtube, Stress, Meditate, Self-help, Ikea, Emotions, Angry, Pressure, Proactive, Publishers, Control, Calm, Tiny Buddha, Reactive, Mindful


Now That You Know: 10 Tips for Surviving Infidelity

You can get through this. When you first find out about your spouse’s infidelity, the pain of betrayal is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. You may not even be sure yet if you’re interested in surviving infidelity; you may only feel the pain of find out that your partner has been cheating on you. And while you’re reeling from the new of the affair, you understandably aren’t even sure if you know how to deal with your husband or wife being a cheater yet. And that’s totally OK. If ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Marriage, Children, Cheating, Relationships, Divorce, Affair, Betrayal, Infidelity, Breaking Up, Ross, Publishers, Partner, Marriage And Divorce


6 Ways to Show Yourself the Love You Deserve

When people think about being kind to themselves and practicing self-love, it’s often considered in a noncommittal, “Yes, I really should be doing that more,” sort of way. Then they go about their merry way, continuing the same old behaviors and being anything but kind to themselves. Fortunately, a number of people do decide they are finally ready to start loving themselves. But what made them ready, and why have they waited so long to start? What about you — are you ready to start treating y...
Tags: Psychology, Love, Self-help, Publishers, Self Care, Yourtango, Self Love


Stop Your Mind from Broadcasting Fake News

We who experience anxiety, depression and self-hatred know fake news better than anyone. At a recent rally in Washington DC, Catholic students from Kentucky’s Covington High School encountered Native American elder Nathan Phillips. Things occurred. Words were said. Spectators captured images. Within minutes, the media went wild. Divergent factions accused each other of bigotry, harassment, violently punishable crimes — and the ultimate modern-day offense: spreading fake news. As now occurs so ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Washington, Kentucky, Self-help, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Publishers, Brain And Behavior, Spirituality & Health, Dearie, Covington High School, Nathan Phillips, Self-Hatred, Fake News


5 Warning Signs Your Relationship Is in Trouble

You can’t ignore these red flags. You’re asking yourself, “Should I break up with my boyfriend?” because you just don’t feel that things are working out. You’ve probably noticed some big signs you should break up in the past, and are just now wondering when to break up with him. Breaking up is rarely easy — so how to know when to break up and how to figure out what you want are very important. We’ve all at some point had that thought… “Is this relationship working anymore?” You know it’s been...
Tags: Psychology, Couples, Relationships, Self-help, Break Up, Breaking Up, Publishers, Yourtango, Don, Lisa, Relationship Problems


Overcoming the Double Standard Surrounding Psychiatric Medications

Women hold themselves to this standard where we’re supposed to be perfect. We all have our own image of what that should be, and it doesn’t involve taking psychiatric medication. I’m walking up Lexington Avenue towards the subway on a cold Manhattan winter day from my psychiatrist’s office. It’s a route I’ve walked for five years, at varying frequencies, depending on the intensity of my mental health issues. My doctor is warm and nurturing with a great sense of humor, and I always walk out he...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Psychiatry, Manhattan, Psychotherapy, Medication, Stigma, Publishers, Mental Health And Wellness, Medications, Lexington Avenue, The Fix, Psychiatric Medication, Anti Depressants


Why You Must Mentally Connect to Your Physical Movements

In the world of behavior change, the first step in creating any kind of lasting shift in your life is to know why it matters to you. The new year has officially dawned. As we look ahead into the days and months ahead, it’s natural to consider what we want to do with them. Perhaps getting healthier or feeling better is on your list. You may have even gone a step further and decided this would be the year you would exercise regularly. Before you jump into any kind of exercise program, it’s good to...
Tags: Psychology, Fitness, Brain, Exercise, Dementia, Healthy, Publishers, Brain And Behavior, Behavior Changes, Spirituality & Health, Cognitive Decline, Exercise & Fitness


Which Should We Treat First: Mental Illness or Addiction?

Substance use can alter behaviors, moods, and personalities so severely for people with addiction that without specialized knowledge and experience, it’s difficult to determine underlying causes such as mental illness or trauma. I credit psychological intervention for pushing me into recovery from alcoholism. Addiction is a mental illness, but is it one that needs to be treated before anything else? Or should we be stopping people from hitting their addiction bottom and helping them recover fro...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Disorders, Treatment, Substance Abuse, United States, World Health Organization, Addiction, Recovery, Alcoholism, Mental Illness, North America, Publishers, Mental Health And Wellness, DSM, The Fix


3 Ways to Create Positive Relationships in the Workplace

Throughout a typical work week, employees will interact more with their colleagues than loved ones. Positive interactions between employees not only makes for a better work environment but can foster higher levels of job satisfaction and productivity. Negative or toxic relationships in the workplace can increase stress levels among employees, as well as feelings of isolation. Both stress and isolation negatively impact employees’ mental and physical health, lowering employee morale and motivati...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Jobs, Workplace, Relationships, Isolation, Communication, Stress, Employees, Respect, Morale, Colleagues, Publishers, Industrial And Workplace, MHA, Mental Health America


5 Things to Know Before You Start Losing Weight

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha I struggled to maintain a healthy weight for a large part of my life. Had I known these five things before my weight-loss journey, I would have had a much easier time shedding the pounds and would have realized that weight loss isn’t a magic fix-all solution to my issues. If you’re trying to lose weight, perhaps some of my lessons will be helpful to you. Here we go… 1. This Has to Be for You,...
Tags: Psychology, Diet, Fitness, Friends, Goals, Personal, Weight Loss, Self-esteem, Self-talk, Well-being, Publishers, Healthy Lifestyle, Health-related, Lose Weight, Tiny Buddha, Buddha


Real Life Advice on How to Let Someone Down Easy

Ghost them or be upfront? Let’s be real: the whole dating process comes with a ton of tough situations to navigate. Case in point: trying to figure out how to let someone down easy after going on a date with them. Should you feed them some line about not being interested, despite the “great time” you had? Or just skip the communication altogether and hope that your silence sends the message? Is there any good way of doing this? When you’re looking for dating advice, look no further. We asked ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Break Up, Dating, Nice, Publishers, Yourtango, Don, Ghosting, Phil You


5 Healthy Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

Put the pieces back together again. Trying to figure out how to move on after a breakup is rough. Having a broken heart is no cup of tea — and learning how to get over a breakup, especially a painful one with someone you love, is a lesson no one wants to learn. So what do you do next after letting go of love? Have you worked hard to get out of a relationship that wasn’t serving you? Are you feeling overwhelmed by emotion and the empty space that is the result letting go of your love? You are ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Friends, Love, Self-help, Self-esteem, Netflix, Friendships, Mars, Breakup, Publishers, Self Care, Yourtango, Broken Heart, Healthy Ways to Heal a Broken Heart


How Do You Stay Sober When You’re Homeless?

One friend found my homeless sober alcoholic life fascinating. She wanted to know if I smelled, where I went to the bathroom, and what I did all day. Once she even asked if I had a Big Book. From approximately 1 p.m. on June 5th, 2018 until around 11 a.m. September 5th, 2018, my three pit bulls and I lived in my Ford Explorer. Not only was I homeless with three dogs, but I also had over eight years of sobriety. My car was packed. While most of my belongings were in a local storage unit, my do...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Homelessness, Ford, Homeless, Addiction, Recovery, God, Alcoholism, Dorothy, Stella, Sober, Publishers, Taco Bell, Sobriety, Stephanie


Addicted to Sugar: The Other White Powder

In that first meeting I went to for my sugar addiction, I heard others admit to doing the same things I did. Sneaking. Lying. Throwing food in the bin to halt a binge only to come back later and fish it out to eat. It was right in front of my face, but I couldn’t see it for what it was for years. Addiction is a wayward beast. God knows you can’t see much when you’re laid flat on your back, pinned down by invisible yet ferocious forces. The narrative was just so unfamiliar that I doubted it w...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Eating Disorders, Addiction, Sugar, Las Vegas, Brian Eno, Ewan McGregor, Binge Eating, Publishers, Health-related, ALICIA, The Fix, Food Addiction, Addicted To Sugar


Works from 1923 finally enter public domain

“No published works have entered our public domain since 1998.” Why the drought? “Works from 1923 were set to go into the public domain in 1999, after a 75-year copyright term. But in 1998 Congress hit a two-decade pause button and extended their copyright term for 20 years, giving works published between 1923 and 1977 an expanded term of 95 years.” Works from 1923 that became publicly available this week include (silent) films Safety Last, The Ten Commandments, and Our Hospitality, various nove...
Tags: Law, Congress, Virginia, Uncategorized, Copyright, Publishers, Charleston, Gershwin, Fitzgerald, Duke Law, Robert Frost, Music And Musicians, Movies Film And Videos, Timothy Lee ArsTechnica, Wodehouse Agatha Christie Aldous Huxley


Is Your Attachment Style Leaving You Lonely?

If so, you can turn that around for good. Are you dreading another weekend without plans? Do you wonder why your relationships keep ending and why eligible bachelors keep passing you by? Are you sick and tired of feeling lonely and just want to fill the hole in your heart with someone meaningful? I get that. Loneliness is real and painful. What you may not realize is that the reason many people feel so lonely has much to do with their attachment styles in relationships. According to well-known...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Emotions, Secure, Loneliness, Publishers, Lonely, Insecure, Yourtango, John Gottman, Attachment styles


I Was Dumped Over My Depression

He found out by Googling me. I’ve been writing candidly about my life for as long as I can remember. I’ve never been able to pull off fiction, because my brain doesn’t work that way, but I’ve been able to, as Hemingway put it, “sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Or, since it is the 21st Century, sit down at a computer and just let it all out. Maybe I’m a product of my 21st Century over-sharing generation, or maybe I just want others to feel less alone in their own struggles; some days, I’m n...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, Relationships, Boston, New York City, Best, Relationship, Personal, Depression, Break Up, Dating, Jay, New England, Stigma, Publishers


A ban on airbrushing?

Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”) wants to ban airbrushing in magazines and advertisements, warning BBC readers that, “If you buy the products airbrushing is used to advertise, you won’t look like the person in the photograph.” “If this comes as a surprise to you, please exercise caution before stepping out of doors or in front of a mirror,” I reply in my new op-ed in southern California newspapers. “Here in the land of liberty, fortunately, we recognize that to ban display of someone’s airbrushe...
Tags: Photography, Celebrities, Law, California, Uncategorized, Advertising, Bbc, Publishers, Jameela Jamil, WO writings