Monthly Archives: June 2016

How to Make Every Date Worthwhile

How to Make Every Date Worthwhile

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By Sara Eckel

Most online daters have a general idea of the qualities they’re seeking in a boyfriend or girlfriend—smart, funny, athletic, etc. But couples therapist Peter Pearson says the most important factor is often overlooked: your date’s values. Pearson explains that while daters often place a lot of importance on physical attraction and common interests, shared values are what enable relationships to endure.

“Ultimately it’s our value system that is going to set the trajectory of how we get along or not,” says Pearson, whom I discovered through a Tech Insider post on dating.

Our values, he explains, drive our behavior. They determine how much we spend on houses and cars, and how much we save. They determine whether we work long hours to secure a better future, or whether we devote our weekends to enjoying the present with friends and family. They determine whether we travel widely or stay close…

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How to Stop Stressing about Work & Finally Fall Asleep

How to Stop Stressing about Work & Finally Fall Asleep

This post was originally published on this siteBy Melody Wilding, LMSW If you’re like most people, you’ve been affected by stress-related sleep problems at some point or another, lying awake at night filled with anxiety about your career and the future. Often everyday worries about impending deadlines and your to-do list give way to bigger,… Continue Reading

Self-Care Tips for Those Married to Someone with Asperger Syndrome

Self-Care Tips for Those Married to Someone with Asperger Syndrome

This post was originally published on this siteBy Kathy J. Marshack, Ph.D. Living with a mate who has Asperger Syndrome is fraught with stress. You love them but, quite frankly, they are unpredictable. You never know how they’ll react to an ordinary situation. Whether your Aspie rants, or melts down into a rage or torrent… Continue Reading

How to Handle an Awful Boss: Tricks to Avoid Engaging

This post was originally published on this siteBy Seth Meyers, Psy.D. A bad boss is bad due to one of two problems: personality issues or incompetence. Sadly, it’s the ones with personality issues that cause employees the greatest distress. To begin, I have tremendous empathy for anyone dealing with an awful boss. Few things are as frustrating and… Continue Reading

Book Review: Mindful Relationships

Book Review: Mindful Relationships

This post was originally published on this siteBy Dr. Richard Chambers and Margie Ulbrick While most of us devote a considerable amount of energy and attention to improving our relationships, in their new book, Mindful Relationships: Creating Genuine Connection With Ourselves and Others, Dr. Richard Chambers and Margie Ulbrick argue that mindfulness itself is a… Continue Reading