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Your Psychological Needs: Power

By: Jonathan Pishner As we get to the final psychological need, we have found the only one on the list that is distinctly human. You might notice that the previous four: Survival, Belonging, Fun, and sometimes Freedom, can be found in many creatures. But the need for Power? That's unique.  That's all human. It's important [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Freedom

By: Jonathan Pishner As we get to Freedom, we are moving into the more abstract and complex psychological needs. You might notice that the previous three: Survival, Belonging, and Fun are somewhat easily understood. But Freedom? How do you define that clearly? We know that it's a psychological need, but it's the first on our [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Fun

By: Jonathan Pishner In our society today, most people have come to believe fun is optional. Notice that it's on our list of psychological NEEDS, not on a list of wants. The simple fact is, Fun is mandatory for a happy and healthy life, no matter your age. Without this basic need met, you cannot [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Belonging

By: Jonathan Pishner Human beings are social creatures. No matter how much of a loner you are, you're also designed to need a certain amount of human interaction in order to feel good. As with all of the Psychological Needs, the level of need and how it gets met vary greatly between individuals. Some people [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Survival

By: Jonathan Pishner Human beings have the most complex brains on the planet. We can contemplate the meaning of life, our purpose, the nature of right and wrong, and the universe itself. And if you ask any two people about those things, you're likely to get three different answers. But despite our complexity, there are [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Introduction

By: Jonathan Pishner There are a lot of complicated concepts in the field of psychology. But some things are simple enough and useful enough that anyone can use it to help make their life better. One of the simplest and most beneficial ideas is our Psychological Needs. This is the first of a series of [...]

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How to Ruin Your Mood Using Social Media

by Jonathan Pishner How to Ruin Your Mood Using Social Media It’s official.  Social media is here to stay. Overall, this can be a great thing.  You can use social media as an extremely powerful tool. It helps old friends reconnect. It helps new friends stay connected. It helps you plan events, or it can [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Addiction, Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on How to Ruin Your Mood Using Social Media

Behavioral Mindfulness – Stress Reduction Practice for the 21st Century

By Mark Clingan Do you ever have trouble coping with stress? Do you ever feel anxious thinking about something you do not have but that you want? We all do these things at times. I know I have done both. The stress during a former job was at least partially responsible for a disease that [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Lifestyle, Stress|Comments Off on Behavioral Mindfulness – Stress Reduction Practice for the 21st Century

Rest and Relationships: the Point of the Holiday Season

by Jonathan Pishner No matter what set of holidays you celebrate, the winter holiday season was originally meant to be a time of celebration and rest.  But for many people today, it’s a time of stress, anxiety, and frustration Do you struggle with juggling the holiday task list, and sometimes just wish you could go [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Lifestyle, Parenting|Comments Off on Rest and Relationships: the Point of the Holiday Season

Redefining Counseling – More than Complaining on a Couch

  by Jonathan Pishner Everyone knows the image. The counselor strokes their chin thoughtfully and says, “So, how does that make you feel?” Almost everyone seems to carry some sort of image about what the counseling process is (or isn't). Anger management counseling where you practice breathing deeply and counting to ten. Couples counseling where [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Redefining Counseling – More than Complaining on a Couch