Category: Mental Health

Strategies for Staying Sane: Beating Insomnia

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Betty’s poor sleep habits were getting her down. She took sleeping pills and tranquilizers from time to time, but hated to rely on pills ~ especially habit-forming drugs. She was not aware that some simple…

Strategies for Staying Sane: Rapid Relaxation Methods

Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus ••• Carl used to be described as “uptight.” In fact, he was such a taut person that he suffered from chronic back pain and excruciating headaches that his doctors ascribed to tension. He was also very…

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…