Category: Mental Health

Smiley Lady’s Blog: Driving Kindness

Here’s to this being the only middle finger you see while driving. Middle Finger adopts a more positive outlook Smiley Yielding is not a weakness; it’s a kindness. Every day you are presented with choices regarding who gets something that’s better, you…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Using an Emotional Thermometer

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Ronnie was inclined to fly off the handle. She was hypersensitive and tended to respond with exaggerated emotion to most situations. A close relative commented: “Just about everything about Ronnie adds up to an eleven…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Achieving Mental Balance

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Molly was described by her friends as a well-developed negative personality. “She’s very good at seeing the dark side of things, but she does not often detect the positive aspects of her experiences,” they observed.…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Reprogramming Your Mind

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• George had been an unhappy and anxious person for most of his adult life. Finally, after many years of silently watching him suffer, his younger sister, Jennie, suggested he seek counseling and disclosed to him…

Strategies for Staying Sane: The Power of Imagery

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Bill and Bob were good friends for many years who met while starting out as entry-level employees at a large corporation.  They both developed an interest in golf and would play together regularly.  Over the…

Strategies for Staying Sane: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Charlene was very hard on herself and often put herself down.  While she’d never dream of verbally abusing or even harshly criticizing others, she nevertheless thought it was perfectly acceptable to treat herself in this…