What Psychological Benefits Do You Get From Work?

Source: Unsplash On a personal level, understanding what psychological needs you meet through your work, can help you make better decisions about what you do with your life. On a societal level, with automation eliminating or changing so many jobs, it's also important to understand how work and jobs psychologically benefit people.   A blindspot many people have … Continue reading What Psychological Benefits Do You Get From Work?

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Relationship Yellow Flags

We always hear about red flags, warning signs that signal a relationship is unhealthy. The problem with red flags is much like the problem with a red light. If we only see it after we passed it then it doesn’t offer too much protection. Is there a way to avoid this? Are there earlier, subtle … Continue reading Relationship Yellow Flags

Virtual Victims: How Domestic Abusers Weaponize Technology

It is great to be able to snap your fingers, clap your hands, or press a button to control the features in your home.  Or to verbally ask whatever voice-activated device you have chosen as an electronic home companion to read you the news or the weather report. But like so many other technological advances that … Continue reading Virtual Victims: How Domestic Abusers Weaponize Technology

Virtual Victims: How Domestic Abusers Weaponize Technology

It is great to be able to snap your fingers, clap your hands, or press a button to control the features in your home.  Or to verbally ask whatever voice-activated device you have chosen as an electronic home companion to read you the news or the weather report. But like so many other technological advances that … Continue reading Virtual Victims: How Domestic Abusers Weaponize Technology

The Science of Why Black People Root for Everybody Black

Source: Darren Agboh/CapturedNouns, used with permission. In 2017, at the Emmy Awards, Issa Rae, actress and producer of the HBO-hit Insecure, was asked who she was rooting for to win. "I'm rooting for everybody Black," Rae shared, provoking controversy among those who argued that her statement was racially biased. But Rae's comment gets at something deeper about … Continue reading The Science of Why Black People Root for Everybody Black

You Are NOT Responsible For Your Partner’s Feelings

You might be a factor in your partner's life that influences their experience but you cannot take responsibility for their emotional happiness. Source: Matija Županić/Pixabay Most of us have been taught that we are responsible for our loved one’s feelings - that we need to make sure they're not feeling sad or lonely. Some people … Continue reading You Are NOT Responsible For Your Partner’s Feelings