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MIND MATTERS

Are You Introverted or Extroverted, and Does it Even Matter?

"She's an introvert, I'm an extrovert, why did we think a marriage was a good idea?" "It's hard for me to find activities for both children as one's introverted...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Mar. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sarah , 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 3603 Views

MIND MATTERS

Happiness in 10 Weeks

Those of you who've been following along the last few months will know that we've reached the end of our

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Mar. 1, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Smith, 7 hours ago |
1 comment | 2783 Views

MIND MATTERS

The Psychological Benefits of Yoga

Those in the yoga industry are often quick to tell you how effective yoga is at treating just about any ailment you might have. When I was training to become a yoga...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by Julie, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 5322 Views

MIND MATTERS

Women of Silicon Valley: You May Be Lonely, But You're Not Alone

"I don't have any close female friends," "I used to have friends, but now I don't. And I feel like there's something wrong with me." "I know it sounds selfish, but...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jul. 12, 2015
Last comment by Honey B, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 3642 Views

MIND MATTERS

Sleep Better, Feel Better

Improving your sleep habits is perhaps one of the most important and transformative changes you can make in 2015. As a clinician, I can speak to the most reliable...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by Alicia White, 7 hours ago | 9 comments | 4341 Views

MIND MATTERS

The Opposite of What You Don't Want

Fun fact: One of the most effective strategies for addressing behavioral problems in children, is also among the most effective strategies for decreasing marital...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Assignment Help Sydney, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 3380 Views

MIND MATTERS

TV for Tots: A Lesson In Deceptive Marketing

I somehow managed to remain oblivious to the dramatic increase in educational tv shows for young children until I had my daughter. And I must admit, at first blush...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Jul 4, 2017 at 8:50 am | 86 comments | 5575 Views

MIND MATTERS

Teens and Cutting, What's Going On?

When I was in high school, there were rumors about kids who cut themselves or had attempted suicide. These were serious allegations with serious social implications....

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Mihail, on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm | 5 comments | 4826 Views

MIND MATTERS

10 Best Smartphone Apps for Health and Wellness

Over the years, my clients, colleagues, and I have experimented with countless apps related to various psychology topics. I now have a few tried and true health...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on May. 10, 2015
Last comment by manabadi.com, on Mar 22, 2017 at 1:47 am | 8 comments | 4830 Views

MIND MATTERS

Get Your Zen On

It’s been awhile since my last post. I abruptly stopped posting because I abruptly ran out of time. Given the demands of work and family during the week, I’d...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Priya, on Nov 4, 2016 at 2:51 am | 3 comments | 7026 Views

MIND MATTERS

10 Tried and True Ways to Increase Happiness

If you follow along with my posts over the next 10 weeks and make the changes outlined therein, I can almost guarantee that you will experience increased happiness....

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Camilla Steven, on Oct 25, 2016 at 4:18 am | 5 comments | 3816 Views

MIND MATTERS

Is Web Therapy a Good Idea?

Few topics are as popular or controversial in psychology today as web therapy (often called teletherapy). This intersection of technology, science, and therapy seems...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Shilpa Malhotra, on Sep 8, 2016 at 9:41 pm | 8 comments | 10054 Views

MIND MATTERS

Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance. It is one of the most elusive concepts in psychology, and also among the most transformative for those who practice it. Radical acceptance...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jul. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3169 Views

MIND MATTERS

What Modern Science Has to Say About Age Old Wisdom

Upset? "Splash some cold water on your face." Angry? "Take a timeout." Anxious? "Just take a deep breath." We have been giving and receiving the same advice for...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2657 Views

MIND MATTERS

Mental Health Diagnoses: A Second Opinion

I was sick for several years before finally being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). My main symptom was nausea, so I worked closely with a gastroenterologist...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Jun 26, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 5 comments | 4190 Views

MIND MATTERS

Are Our Devices Affecting Our Relationships?

Relationships are in many ways defined by how we respond to each other's bids for attention. What's a bid? According to John Gottman PhD, who popularized the...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Steve, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:49 am | 4 comments | 3099 Views

MIND MATTERS

Contemplating Day Care

We recently faced a problem that plagues many families in the Bay area - what to do about day care? For a while, we were enjoying a "too good to be true" scenario...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 13, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2474 Views

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Can Money Buy Happiness? The Relationship Between Income and Wellbeing

It seems intuitive that people who make more money would be happier than those who make less money. But is this actually the case? Yes. And no. The research...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 7, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Jun 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 5 comments | 3202 Views

MIND MATTERS

Predicting Divorce: How You Fight Matters

Dr. John Gottman can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, if a married couple will end up divorcing after only a few minutes of speaking with them. Gottman's work...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on May. 31, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3361 Views

MIND MATTERS

The Sleep Training Controversy

Few topics are as controversial or polarizing amongst new parents as sleep training. It has become one of those issues, like bottle feeding, or childcare, that seems...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by Karen, on May 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm | 5 comments | 4791 Views
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