Everyone’s skin crawls when they hear nails on a chalkboard (remember chalkboards?). But if your body reacts with extreme discomfort at the sound of everyday noises, like chewing, slurping coughing and tapping, you might be suffering from Mysophonia, literally translated as “the hatred of sounds.” Although not recognized as a genuine disorder, the symptoms are
Santa’s Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season by Santa Claus and Ken Goodman, LCSW If anyone knows how stressful the holiday season can be, it’s Santa Claus. I’ve often wondered how he’s able to keep his cool when things heat up at the North Pole. I recently interviewed Santa and asked him how he handles holiday stress.
Anger gets a bad rap. It always gets blamed for those explosive outbursts you hear about in the news—road rage, post office shootings, and domestic disturbances. I wouldn’t want to be blamed for all those things. Would you? Does anger really deserve such a bad reputation? Could it be possible that anger is actually a
The False Beliefs That Cause You to Procrastinate by Ken Goodman, LCSW We all procrastinate from time to time. It’s human nature to put off tasks we perceive to be difficult, unpleasant, or just plain boring. The problem is, when you put things off, you may think you’re giving yourself a break, but you’re not.
by Ken Goodman, LCSW About 45% of American adults ring in the new year with a resolution. But according to research, almost half will give up on their resolutions within six months. No matter what you’ve vowed, here are few tips that can help you reach your goals. Be specific and realistic: Instead of making