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They Survived Byberry

Philadelphia State Hospital — the psychiatric facility colloquially known as Byberry because of its location at Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road in Northeast Philadelphia — […]

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Daughter of Sandy Hook Victim Partners With South Jersey Mental Health Nonprofit

Mary Joy Sherlach lived for the kids. A school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Mary did what her daughter Maura Schwartz […]

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5 Ways to Be Happier This Week

As a psychologist, I’m often asked for my professional opinion about how to be happier. There’s no easy answer, of course, but over the years […]

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The Checkup: The Easy Way to Make Your To-Do List Much Less Stressful

• If your to-do list is a constant source of anxiety for you (I feel ya), here’s a thought: Why not ditch it all together? Check […]

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The Checkup: What It’s Like to Quit Complaining Cold Turkey

• Did you know you complain hundreds of times each and every day? It’s true. Here’s one woman’s story about how she quit complaining cold […]

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Are Women Being Overmedicated?

Psychiatrist Julie Holland wrote in the New York Times this weekend about adjudicating the female mood, which ever since the publication of the feminist classic The […]

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Mindfulness: Hippie Nonsense or the Key to Happiness?

Much has been written about the concept of mindfulness in the past decade. Corporations have adopted mindfulness-training programs for employees. Elementary schools now teach mindfulness […]

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Free Monthly Mindfulness Meetup Kicks Off Tomorrow Night in Queen Village

Philly-based positive psychology expert and holistic wellness coach Pax Tandon is kicking off a free mindfulness meetup series on Tuesday, February 24th at Baked Sunless Tanning in […]

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This Is Best Thing I’ve Done for My Sanity This Year (And You Can Do It, Too!)

About a month ago, I noticed that I couldn’t help but check my phone when it vibrated. I could have been giving my very own […]

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Expert Opinion: I’ll Tell You Why You’re Not Losing Weight

What’s the one thing that’s preventing you from losing weight? It’s not carbs, and it’s not fat. It’s not even a failure to elevate your […]

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Penn Profs: Bring Back Mental Asylums

A group of bioethicists at the University of Pennsylvania have taken a bold stand in a paper published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association: They say […]

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Where Is Christopher Tully?

[Update, 6:30 p.m., January 25th]: A body was found today in the Schuylkill River. Family members confirm that it is that of missing teacher Christopher Tully. [Original] Christopher […]

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Pa. to Offer Better Treatment to Mentally Ill Inmates

Mentally ill Pennsylvania inmates will be put in special treatment units instead of isolated cells when they misbehave, under the terms of a lawsuit settlement […]

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The Checkup: How to Master Your Willpower Once and For All

• Goals are great and all, but actually accomplishing them is its own beast. If you struggle with willpower—i.e. the self discipline to actually achieve what […]

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Why My New Year’s Resolution Is to Laugh More

It’s that time of year when we scramble to develop a New Year’s Resolution before the ball drops at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Statistically […]