Human Generosity

A team of scientists at UC Santa Barbara recently published some interesting and hopeful findings about human nature in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (July 25, 2011). Whereas traditional theories from evolutionary biology and economic theory would have predicted that acting generous, defined as helping others without any guarantee of […]

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I don’t understand this value you place on crying. I cry and don’t feel any better after it… Any tips?

Some people feel frustrated and give up on crying when it doesn’t help them feel better or even makes them feel worse. Consider the following when crying doesn’t seem to help: Perhaps you aren’t crying fully enough. It will probably not make you feel better if just well up with tears. That brings the grief […]

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How bad should it get as a couple before it’s best to end the relationship?

Never underestimate the power of renewal. Think of the sun on a foggy day. Although you can’t see it very well because it is so obscured, you know the sun is still there. If you were once in love and attracted to your partner and that sun was once shining, it is often possible to […]

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I am now pretty convinced that I need therapy. How do I find the right therapist?

The best time to seek help in therapy is before small problems become big ones. This can save a lot of time and money in the long run. People often underestimate the seriousness of their situation and wait until crises occur. We encourage families to get “check-ups” for preventative mental health, especially if they have […]

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