Dr. Hannah Singer
Fact-checking. It’s a staple of every presidential election. Why? Because it’s common knowledge that politicians don’t always speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Instead, they are skilled at manipulating and bending (or sometimes flat-out ignoring) the facts to support their case and persuade voters.
Fact-checking is critical because if blindly accepted as truth, these fraudulent statements can have significant consequences. That’s why political analysts, journalists, and ordinary citizens analyze and investigate every word uttered by the presidential candidates to see if there is evidence to support or debunk their “facts”.
As informed citizens, we have learned to take everything politicians say with a grain of salt. It’s the key to a healthy democracy.
It can also be the key to a healthy YOU.
Dr. Hannah Singer
Denial - Anger - Bargaining - Depression - Acceptance.
These so-called 5 stages of grief are widely recognized and accepted as the path mourners must go through in order to finally “move on” and “get over” the death of a loved one. But it’s time to say goodbye to this inaccurate and unhelpful road map of the grief process.
Decades of research have debunked this popular model of grief. The majority of people do not go through these 5 stages, and if they do, it’s not necessarily in that order. The Five Stages model creates expectations about what is “normal”. It implies that there is a right way and wrong way to grieve - anyone who is not progressing through the correct stages is said to be “not handling it well”. Or perhaps just “still in denial”..... READ MORE
I'm a clinical psychologist and adult psychotherapist based in Los Angeles.