Men have long been silent and stoic about their inner lives, but there’s every reason for them to open up emotionally—and their partners are helping.
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Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on October 12, 2020
It’s easy to get caught up in the anger that’s currently rising in society. Instead, for your sake and the sake of society, learn to manage your anger.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on September 14, 2020
When you feel stressed or overwhelmed, affirm your positives to increase your resilience.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on August 17, 2020
When life hits you with harsh reality, many people are pulled down by “why” questions. Why did it happen? Why me? Learning to get free yourself can help you be resilient and heal.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on July 24, 2020
Can you feel “in your bones” that you are different from—and lesser than—other people? This is simply not true. Learn to heal and experience yourself as worthy.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on May 25, 2020
If the COVID-related restrictions have left you struggling with loneliness, there are things you can do to reconnect.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on April 27, 2020
Ease your anxiety by learning to follow through with good self-care — an especially important skill during this pandemic.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on March 31, 2020
By consciously choosing how to respond to COVID-19, you can minimize anxiety and depression and strengthen a sense of connection while social distancing.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on March 16, 2020
Being human means that we are frequently faced with painful forces greater than us. By approaching this wisely, you can find serenity even as you feel the pain.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on February 17, 2020
While stability and routine can help you feel secure, they can also lead to feeling bored. Approaching daily activities in a novel way can add enjoyment to your life.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on January 20, 2020
Your pursuit of happiness can be effectively helped along by the power of a free, easy-to-use, and frequently effective tool—your smile.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on December 23, 2019
If you are stuck in the same painfully problematic patterns, learning to slow it down might be your way out.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on November 25, 2019
Struggle with self-doubt? Embolden yourself by nurturing relationships with people who truly care about what you want and what will help make you a more fulfilled person.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on October 28, 2019
When you feel rejected, you may think you deserve it. Learn to develop resilience, lifting yourself back up by reflecting on the situation with greater clarity and self-compassion.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on September 30, 2019
Knowing your attachment style can help you to heal and grow in yourself and your relationships. It can help you to enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on September 2, 2019
People often extinguish their emotions when they get too hot. Instead, learn to contain and manage them for a happy, fulfilling life.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on August 5, 2019
While thoughts constantly run through our minds, this does not make them objectively real. Learn to better direct their traffic patterns and how they affect you.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on July 8, 2019
You don’t just think thoughts. They can also seem to have minds of their own, causing you great pain. Set yourself free from their grasp by learning to see this.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on June 17, 2019
Much like vaccines prepare your body to fight diseases, moderately challenging situations can strengthen your ability to cope with more difficult life stressors.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on May 21, 2019
Falling short of an important goal can leave you feeling inadequate or even ashamed of yourself. And it can lead to hopelessness. But you can turn that around.
Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on April 23, 2019
You might be motivated to eat healthy, stop drinking, or make some other personal change—but you aren't so sure about staying in it for the long haul. However, there is a way.