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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Self & Other

Coincidence, Iwo Jima, and the Original Dr. Phil

This week I’ve noticed a number of interesting coincidences, most of which involve my friend and occasional mentor, Dr. Philip Trapp, who I affectionately call The Original Dr. Phil.

Phil is my colleague and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas. Emeritus means retired with honor or distinction. Phil […]

February 28th, 2015|Categories: Mentor, Self & Other|Tags: , |

St. Vincent: Patron Saint of Bullied Kids?

It’s the movie award season and one movie that got some buzz was St. Vincent. Bill Murray plays Vincent, the acerbic neighbor who lives next door to Oliver and his mother. Oliver’s mom works late so Vincent is asked to “babysit” Oliver when he gets home from school. Vincent obliges (for $12/hour) and eventually […]

February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Mentor, Self & Other|Tags: , , |

Heading into a Bumpy Valentine’s Day? Consider the Paradoxes of Love

 

Most have heard Steve Miller’s song The Joker and his famous line “‘cause I speak of the pompatus of love” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmVusVh4TRQ). I can’t speak to that but I can tell you about the paradoxes of love.

I do a fair amount of couples’ therapy and one of the challenges in doing that work is that many […]

February 2nd, 2015|Categories: Parent, Self & Other|Tags: , , , |

Look for Dr. Tim Cavell on Huffington Post!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-tim-cavell/

January 4th, 2015|Categories: Mentor, Parent, Self & Other||

DIY Tools for a Successful New Year’s Resolution

As a clinical psychologist, I’ve always liked the tradition of taking stock at year’s end to see which health habits are working and which need changing. But not all of us benefit from this tradition. If you’re serious about using the New Year to make a healthy lifestyle change, here are useful points to […]

December 30th, 2014|Categories: Self & Other|Tags: , , |

Love of the Father: Faith & Family Collide

Several years ago I sat on a plane next to a man who looked to be a bit older than me. In his lap was a thick manuscript. We greeted each other and I asked about the stack of papers he was holding. He said his son was an honors student at a big […]

December 11th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent, Relationships, Self & Other|Tags: , , |

A Fable about How to Be with Those We Love

In a study done over 30 years ago, researchers pulled first graders from different classrooms and had them interact in a new play group several days in a row. Selected were children who well liked by classmates and children who were actively disliked. Also in the play groups were children who were less extreme […]

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Mentor, Parent, Relationships, Self & Other|Tags: , , , |

The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions: #10

Today’s post is the tenth and final post in a series that I call “The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions”. I wrote this as part of a forthcoming book about parenting (You’re Not the Worst Parent in the World). My goal is to help parents appreciate what I call the “emotional hazards” of […]

November 7th, 2014|Categories: Parent, Self & Other|Tags: , , |

The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions: #9

Today’s post is the ninth in a series that I call “The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions”. I wrote this for a forthcoming book about parenting. I was trying to find a way to help parents appreciate what I call the emotional hazards of parenting. So, the 10 most useful emotion facts are […]

November 1st, 2014|Categories: Parent, Self & Other, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions: #8

Today’s post is the eighth in a series that I call “The 10 Most Useful Facts about Emotions”. I wrote this for a forthcoming book about parenting. I was trying to find a way to help parents appreciate what I call the emotional hazards of parenting. So, the 10 most useful emotion facts are […]

October 24th, 2014|Categories: Parent, Self & Other|Tags: , , |