I list the top 5 blog posts for you below, starting with number 5: 5. The Power of Positive Thinking; Put in Perspective There are times when thinking happy thoughts can help to make you happier, but there are also times when it can make you more upset. So, it is essential to know when to apply the power of positive thinking. 4. How to Stop the Self-Criticism and Feel Better About You Learn how to combine compassionate self-awareness with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies to reduce self-criticism and improve self-confidence and self-esteem. 3. How High Self-Esteem Can Get Us Down While high self-esteem can help you feel good about yourself, it can paradoxically lead to you being hyper-critical of yourself. So, it is important to understand it and be careful about how you pursue it. 2. How to Feel Good or at least Stop Feeling Bad We would all be like the population of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon – “where all the women are strong, all the men are good … [Read more...] about Top Five Making Change Blog Posts
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Although autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often thought of as a childhood disorder, there is an increasing number of older adults who are being diagnosed for the first time. This growing demographic makes it critical for clinicians, family members, and friends to consider the impact of such a diagnosis. The UCR SEARCH Center has had a number of calls from older adults seeking a first-time diagnosis. Though our center primarily focuses on children ages 3-12, we have seen a few older adults and have heard from them what they hope to gain from an ASD diagnosis and why it matters to them to understand whether or not they meet the criteria for ASD. Nine adults, aged 50 or older, who were recently diagnosed with ASD are the focus of a new journal article by Steven Stagg and Hannah Belcher. Why the increase? Before discussing this research paper, one important question to answer is: Why is there an increasing number of older adults seeking an … [Read more...] about What Is It Like to Get an Autism Diagnosis Later in Life?
Mentalization – a concept developed by psychoanalyst Peter Fonagy – is the ability to understand on an intellectual and emotional level the way people (including you) think, feel, and experience themselves and the world. It enables you to understand why people act as they do and to have empathy for their experiences. With this way of understanding and connecting with yourself and others, you can maintain a compassionate stance in relationships, which will help nurture happy, healthy connections – including how you relate to yourself. It will also enable you to remain motivated to reach for goals and support yourself through difficult times. It can even help you to navigate situations and politics at work, since so much of that has to do with the way people think about and approach their tasks and others. To engage this amazing ability, you must be able to take the perspective of a third party observer. When you are seeing the world through your own eyes, so to speak, … [Read more...] about Proper Perspective and the Happy Life
One of the invisible obstacles that we don't see is our style of relating to others. It can create conflict, anger, loneliness, depression, anxiety, and a host of other kinds of distress. We begin learning right from birth how to relate to people. As infants, we respond to the expressions we see in our parents' eyes. Particularly through the early years of childhood, we form our understanding of who we are and how others will respond to us. Our style of attachment to our parents (particularly our mothers) becomes how we connect to others through our lives. One way to think about attachment styles is based on the work of Kim Bartholomew and involves people's levels of avoidance and anxiety. People can range from low to high on each of these. This lays out four basic styles of attachment: Secure Attachment (low avoidance, low anxiety): If you relate positively to others and yourself, you probably have a secure attachment style. Securely attached people are generally happy in their … [Read more...] about Learning Your Attachment Style Can Light Up Your Life
Home Astrology Horoscope Horoscope oi-Lekhaka By Lekhaka on October 14, 2019 Read your weekly horoscope to get information related to your whole week and make it special. Let us know what is in store for you this week. Aries: 21 March - 19 April This week will be very auspicious for the Aries. You will get many opportunities to have fun with friends and family. This week will bring many positive changes in your personal and professional life. Something religious would be organized in your house and there will be happiness and peace. On the other hand, love will increase among the family members. During this time, you can earn good money and you will also be able to save. On the work front, this time will be full of ups and downs. You will perform well in the office; however there will be some cases in which you will not be able to get the support of your superiors, which may disappoint you. You have to think carefully and make your financial decisions so that you can … [Read more...] about Weekly Horoscope: 13 October To 19 October